The Society’s 2018-19 Season

4 October 2018

Sam Peel: A Man Who Did Different – Susan Wild
Told by his granddaughter: Sam Peel, the man who transformed the lives of many throughout Norfolk.

18 October 2018

The Shakespeare Conspiracy – Julian Whybra
Julian’s talk aims to remove the cloak of secrecy and solve the myths of Shakespeare’s life.

1 November 2018

Plaster, Pointing and Paint – Tamsin Wimhurst
A year of conservation and research; we welcome back Tamsin to tell us more about the fantastic work to preserve the David Parr house.

15 November 2018

The Denham Murders – Neil Watson
19th century Britain’s most shocking house of horror murders!

29 November 2018

Votes for Women: Kate Frye’s Norfolk Campaign – Elizabeth Crawford
The diary of a suffragette brought back to life.

13 December 2018

Fakenham’s Got Talent
Join us for our Christmas celebration and be entertained by the Ukelele Band and more!

10 January 2019

Another Norfolk Hero – Steve Brettell
To mark the 140th anniversary we will hear about local man George Smith at the battle of Rorke’s Drift.

24 January 2019

Letters from the Workhouse – Megan Dennis
Megan Dennis, curator at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse will tell us all about the samplers of Lorina Bulwer.

7 February 2019

The Ruth Galloway Mysteries – Elly Griffiths
We welcome Elly all the way from Brighton to talk about her most famous creation Ruth, the norfolk-based forensic archaeologist.

21 February 2019

Postman’s Park – Sue Parry
A brief history of gallantry celebrated in a little known park in London.

7 March 2019

The Last Tour – David Bullock
The highs and lows of David’s acting career from playing God and the King to a Giant Beaver, including an audition for Britain’s Got Talent.

21 March 2019 (please note 7:00 for a 7:15 start)

The Society’s AGM followed by “The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich” by Phyllida Scrivens
After the rigours of the AGM Norwich Biographer, Phyllida Scriven, uncovers the public and diverse private lives of 17 remarkable women who have worn the Lord Mayor’s historic chain since Ethel Colman in 1923.