Who we are

The Brandon & District Local History Society (BDLHS) began in 2004 as the Brandon Local Studies Group – an informal gathering of people interested in the history of the small market town of Brandon, Suffolk. The organisation became a formally constituted History Society in September 2015.

The aim of the BDLHS is to explore and share Brandon’s historic past with the widest possible audience in a variety of ways. We regularly welcome guest speakers to our meetings which are open to members and non-members alike, organise field trips and participate in local community events. The Society also develops its own projects through which we research and interpret Brandon’s past in both video and written form. In addition we host social events such as quiz afternoons and our annual Christmas social.

The BDLHS meets at 7pm on the first Wednesday of every month (except January) at the Engine House, Brandon Country Park (April-October) and Brandon Library, The Brandon Centre, Bury Road (November-March).

Annual Membership: £10 (entitles you to discounted and priority booking for all field trips and special activities).
Members’ meetings fees: £2 / meeting.
Non-members’ meetings fees: £3 / meeting

Officers 2019-20

Chairperson :  Leigh Driver

Treasurer: John Hillary

Secretary: Wendy Eyles