LWHS Programme of Events 2015 – 16

We are delighted to publish our programme of events for the forthcoming year, commencing in September 2015, which for the first time has been fully booked right through to the final event in June 2016.

Talks are open to both members and non members (£2.00 and £4.00 respectively) whilst there is a free member only event in January which this year is going to be something very special – see below.

Hopefully there will be something for everyone and we look forward to another successful year.

Date Speaker Topic
 16th September Roger Green Simon of Sudbury and the French Connection.Simon was Bishop of London (1361 to 1375), Archbishop of Canterbury from 1375 until his death and in the last year of his life Lord Chancellor of England.
21st October George Hodgkinson Suffolk Apples and Orchards.George will discuss climate & soil; give a brief history of commercial & traditional orchards, Suffolk Cyder, the greengage & give some words looking to the future.
18th November Robert Halliday Suffolk Ghosts and Hauntings.Robert has a long-standing interest in ghost stories, folklore & the paranormal and will share tales & anecdotes about the phantoms & paranormal seen across Suffolk.
16th December Dave Steward Hampton Court Palace and Gardens.The finest Tudor building was 500 years old in 2014 – walk round the palace & gardens with Dave to see what Cardinal Wolsey started and Henry VIII cont’d.
13th January Fiona Raymond Member only event.Fiona and her brother Guy will speak about their late painter father Clive Madgwick.
17th February Robert Leader In search of Secret SuffolkIllustrated with over 100 images it covers the heritage and history of Suffolk. Focusing on abbeys, castles, guildhalls & stately homes, the talk follows the course of major rivers to build a comprehensive picture of Suffolk as a whole.
16th March John Newman Recent excavations at Sutton Hoo.
20th April Pip Wright Plague in the 17th century.Plague was the most feared disease of the 17th century since its reappearance in western Europe in the 1340s – the Black Death. Come and hear Pip give an impression of the effects on the population of the time – grim but fascinating.
18th May Marcia Whiting The life of Sir Alfred James Munnings KCVO PRA, one of England’s finest painter of horses, first world war artist and an outspoken critic of Modernism, including his associations with Sudbury and the Gainsborough Museum.
22nd June Jenny Antill The Bronze Horseman, a tale of St. Petersburg.This extensively illustrated talk tells the history of the city as reflected in two iconic artworks – a bronze statue of Peter in Senate Square & the poem about the statue ‘The Bronze Horseman’ by Alexander Pushkin, the 19th C ‘Russian Shakespeare’. We will all learn about madness, obsession, murder, exile, revolution and floods.

All talks will be at the Parish Room in Church Road, Little Waldingfield, commencing at 7.30 pm sharp.

Membership of LWHS costs £10.00 per person p.a. and entitles each member to the following benefits:

  • Reduced price entry to LWHS events;
  • Access to exclusive LWHS member events;
  • Access to Suffolk Local history and other local events; and
  • Access to the Suffolk Review.

Should you have any questions or wish to book tickets, please contact Andy or Sue Sheppard on 01787 247980 or our Booking Secretary Diana Langford on 01787 248298.

 

LWHS Membership Application 2015 / 16

If you would like to join our Society, please complete the following and return with your membership fee for the year from 1st September 2015, (cheques payable to Little Waldingfield History Society) to our Treasurer, Sue Sheppard at:

School House, Church Road, Little Waldingfield, CO10 0SP.

 

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