Events 2019

The following events are planned for 2019;

THURSDAY 7 MARCH: The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds Edmunds for a talk by retired judge and author, Malcolm Knott, on ‘A Life in Crime’. The talk will be followed by a guided tour of the newly refurbished Guildhall.  Dating back to 1279, it is the oldest continuously-used civic building in Britain and has the only surviving World War Two Royal Observer Corps Control Centre. 

SATURDAY 27 APRIL: West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park.  This is one of the country's great archaelogical sites. This visit starts with a guided tour of the Saxon Village and recent archaeological discoveries. After a buffet lunch, there is an opportunity to visit the Museum and archaeology centre and walk around the extensive West Stow Country Park. This may also be an interesting visit for your children/grandchildren who would be very welcome to join us.

THURSDAY 6 JUNE: Whisky and Roses Event. The day will start with a visit to the English Whisky Company in Roudham for a guided tour followed by lunch. In the afternoon we will visit Peter Beales Roses at Attleborough for a guided tour and afternoon tea.

WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER: St. John's College Cambridge. The visit will start with a talk by Professor Deborah Howard, Fellow of St John’s College and University Professor of Architectural History, on ‘The Role of Water in Venetian Architecture’.  The lecture will discuss the particular challenges of building on the amphibious site of the Venetian lagoon.  It will consider the visual and commercial assets of the presence of water and the problems of fresh-water supply. After a buffet lunch in the Central Hall, there will be a choice of either a guided tour of the College or the Fellows Garden.

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All places for this visit have now been taken. If you are interested in attending and have yet to book, please contact the Secretary to be placed on a waiting list in the event of any late cancellations.

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