Events 2022

The following events are planned for 2022. Booking for each event will open about 6 to 8 weeks before the date of the meeting.

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TUESDAY 5 APRIL: The First World War Military Museum at Hawstead (near Bury St Edmunds). Great War Huts at Brook Farm Camp is a First World War heritage project and visitor centre. The huts are original military huts built to house the service men and women who served in the war. The site also includes trenches which mirror those on the western front. The site has been used for several film sets. Our speaker and guide for the visit will be the military historian Taff Gillingham who has featured in several TV documentaries.

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THURSDAY 26 MAY: The Bell Hotel, Thetford, for a talk on 'Swifts' by Dr Ieuan Evans, Director of Engagement for the British Trust for Ornithology. More than half of British Swifts have been lost since 1995, but the reasons underpinning this decline are unclear. BTO scientists are involved in research aiming to address these knowledge gaps, including tracking work using the latest technology.

Bookings for this visit have now closed. If you are still interested in attending, please contact the Secretary in case there are any late cancellations.

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TUESDAY 7 JUNE: Summer garden party at Bruisyard Hall by kind invitation of the owner, Robert Rous (Trinity 1972). Bruisyard Hall is an Elizabethan manor house set in 700 acres of beautiful grounds. The Hall incorporates 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 Hall in 1611. Bruisyard Hall and the adjoining medieval Barn have been beautifully renovated over the past few years and are now used for weddings and corporate events.

Bookings for this visit have now closed. If you are still interested in attending, please contact the Secretary in case there are any late cancellations.

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THURSDAY 7 JULYSt. Edmundsbury Cathedral for a talk in Edmund Room by Dr Richard Hoggett on the history and national importance of the medieval Abbey founded in 1020 by King Canute. After a buffet lunch at the home of Dr David Rees, a guided tour of the Abbey ruins with Dr Hoggett.

 

To attend, please complete our simple and secure ONLINE FORM and pay by credit/debit card or download the INVITATION FORM to pay by cheque.

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THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER: Buzzard Hall, Sudbury, (The Secret Garden Restaurant) for a talk by Richard Humphries on how Sudbury became the centre of the silk industry in the country and the founding of his weaving business which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022.

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