Events 2020

The following events are planned for 2020;

THURSDAY 26 MARCH: St. Edmundsbury Cathedral for a talk in Edmunds Room by Dr Richard Hoggett on the history and national importance of the medieval Abbey founded in 1020 by King Canute. After a soup and sandwich lunch a guided tour of the Abbey ruins.

Cancelled due to the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to reschedule the visit for 2021.

THURSDAY 21 MAY: A talk by Richard Humphries in The Secret Garden Restaurant, Sudbury, on the evolution of the silk trade from China and how Sudbury became the centre of the silk industry in the UK. The talk will be followed by a two course lunch.

Cancelled due to the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to reschedule the visit for 2021.

THURSDAY 4 JUNE: Summer Garden Party at Bruisyard Hall with a talk and guided tour with the owner Robert Rous. Bruisyard Hall is an Elizabethan manor house built from and incorporating the remains of Bruisyard Abbey which was founded in 1364 as the nunnery of the Order of the Poor Clares. The Abbey was seized by the crown in 1539. Robert Rous is a direct descendant of Sir Thomas Rous who inherited the house in 1611.

Cancelled due to the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to reschedule the visit for 2021.

THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER: A visit to Pembroke College Cambridge for a talk by Sir Roger Tomkys (Past Master and retired Diplomat) in the Old Library. After a two course lunch, a guided tour of the College with Sir Roger Tomkys.

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