The following events are planned for 2022;
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.
THURSDAY 26 MAY: The Bell Hotel, Thetford, for a talk on 'Swifts' by Paul Stancliffe of 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.
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.
THURSDAY 7 JULY: 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 buffet lunch, a guided tour of the Abbey ruins with Dr Hoggett.
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.