The Society’s 2023-24 Programme of Talks

Thursday 5th October 2023 7.30 p.m.

Robert Smith: Crossing the Bar: Tales of Wells Harbour
Robert, long-serving Harbour Master will tell us about the characters and events which have shaped the history and spirit of Wells-next-the Sea.

Thursday 19th October 2023 7.30 p.m.

Roger Beck: Every bird has a tale to tell
Roger joins us from Guilford to take a light-hearted look at the birds and other wildlife we see in our gardens.

Thursday 2nd November 2023 7.30 p.m.

Andrew Tullet: Norfolk Mills on a Stick
Andrew returns to tell us about the watermills and windmills of Norfolk.

Thursday 16th November 2023 7.30 p.m.

Daniel Smith: Scandal at Dolphin Square
Hear the stories behind scandal-filled Dolphin Square, the UK’s most notorious address.

Thursday 30th November 2023 7.30 p.m.

Helen Murray: Newhaven Court: Love, tragedy, heroism & intrigue
Newhaven Court in Cromer belonged to the colourful Locker-Lampson family. Helen will tell us about the history of the house and the many interesting people who had stayed there.

Thursday 14th December 2023 7.30 p.m.

Anthony Hawkins: The Amazing Anthony
Come and join us for an evening of festive fun when magician and mind reader, The Amazing Anthony, will amaze, amuse and entertain us in equal measures.

Thursday 11th January 2024 7.30 p.m.

Brian Butcher: Anne Boleyn: Saint or Sinner
A look into the life of one of the most enigmatic figures of the 16th century.

Thursday 25th January 2024 7.30 p.m.

Sarah & Patrick Saunders: Black Shuck: The Story of Fakenham’s Distillery
Hear the story of the award-wining family-owned business based in Fakenham with samples of their products for you to try.

Thursday 8th February 2024 7.30 p.m.

Sarah Doig: The A to Z of Curious Norfolk
Sarah will tell us about Norfolk’s strange mysteries, crimes and eccentrics.

Thursday 22nd February 2024 7.30 p.m.

John Davies: The 475th Anniversary of Ketts Rebellion
John returns to tell us about the rebellion which started off in Wymondham in the year 1549.

Thursday 7th March 2024 7.30 p.m.

Sean Garrett: The Story of Cromer Pier
Sean, from Cromer Pier and Pavilion Theatre will tell us about Cromer Pier life from its history to all its back stage secrets.

Thursday 21st March 2024 7.30 p.m.

Jaybee Brown: Wymondham Heritage Museum: A Model Prison
In 1779 Wymondham Bridewell was described as one of the “vilest prisons in England”. By 1784 all that had changed – Jaybee will tell us what happened. The talk is preceded by the Society’s AGM.