The Society’s 2017-18 Season:

5 October 2017

The Great Ryburgh Dig – Matt Champion
When a local Great Ryburgh landowner asked archaeologist Matt Champion to investigate an undeveloped meadow, little did he know what he was about to find.

19 October 2017

From a Pin to an Elephant – Chris Armstrong
Chris has researched the fascinating history of five of Norfolk’s most iconic department stores, unearthing many previously unheard stories.

2 November 2017

David Parr’s House – Tamsin Wimhurst
This small terraced house in Cambridge was decorated in Victorian Gothic and Arts & crafts styles between 1887 and 1927. Tamsin will tell us about its history and what is being done to preserve this little gem.

16 November 2017

Temporary Gentlemen & Other Ranks – Barry Blades
As we mark Armistice Day, Barry tells of the experience of Teacher-Soldiers in WW1.

30 November 2017

Keep the Home Fires Burning – Sue Burge
We welcome back Sue who will tell us about film and propaganda in WW2.

14 December 2017

Variety Night
Join us for a festive celebration, be entertained by The Ukulele Band, Great Ryburgh Choir and Alex Bennett who will tell us about Jewish Humour Through the Ages.

11 January 2018

Sex, Bowls and Rock & Roll – Alex Marsh
An amusing account of how Alex swapped his rock star dreams for village greens.

25 January 2018

Kitchen Sink Dramas – Paul Thompson
Saturday Night & Sunday Morning, A Taste of Honey, A Kind of Loving ….. Paul will take a detailed look at these New Wave films of the 1960s.

8 February 2018

The Elephant Man – Joanne Vigor-Mungovin
The true story of Joseph Carey Merrick, more popularly known as the Elephant Man.

22 February 2018

Ghosts of Norwich – The Man in Black
The Man in Black will regale us with tales of ghostly happenings in Norwich – then disappear!

8 March 2018

Stand & Deliver – Frogg Moody & Ruby Vitorino
In modern imagination, the highwayman is a figure on horseback in a tricorn hat who holds up a mail-coach with pistols. But England has a long legendary history of robber heroes that goes back well before Dick Turpin and even Robin Hood.

22 March 2018 (please note 7:00 for a 7:15 start)

The Society’s AGM followed by “This Policeman’s Lot” by Peter Lawrence
After the rigours of the AGM, we will relax and hear about “From the Krays to the Crown” a social view of policing in the late 20th century.