The Society’s 2022-23 Programme of Talks

Thursday 6th October 2022 7.30 p.m.

Jim Stebbings: The Topsy-Turvey World of Gilbert and Sullivan
Jim will tell us about sex, drugs, jealousy, greed and tragedy, and enduring legacy.

Thursday 20 October 2022 7.30 p.m.

John Head: The Massacre at Le Paradis
In May 1940 the Royal Norfolk Regiment had become isolated during the battle of Dunkirk. What happened in the village of Le Paradis was to become a war crime.

Thursday 3rd November 2022 7.30 p.m.

An Antiques Roadshow – Keys Auctioneers
Members are invited to bring their treasurer possessions along and get information and a valuation.

Thursday 17th November 2022 7.30 p.m.

Guinivere Glasfurd: 1816: The Year Without Summer
In 1815, Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted. We will hear about the fateful year that followed.

Thursday 1st December 2022 7.30 p.m.

Dr Mary Fewster: Christmas Past
We will hear the story of Christmas festivities past and present and meaning will be added to the foods, activities and ideas surrounding the season.

Thursday 15th December 2022 7.30 p.m.

Sue Burge: Dickens on Screen – A Celebration
Quirky characters, memorable lines, romance, horror, mystery, melodrama, plus of course Muppets!

Thursday 12th January 2023 7.30 p.m.

Lincoln & Julian Barnwell: The Discovery of Norfolk’s Mary Rose – HMS Gloucester 1682
In June 2022 we all heard of the discovery of a shipwreck off the coast of Norfolk. A team of divers had discovered the HMS Gloucester which sunk in 1682.

Thursday 26th January 2023 7.30 p.m.

The Fakenham Society Quiz
Join us for an evening of fun and serious quizzing.

Thursday 9th February 2023 7.30 p.m.

Andrew Tullett: The History of Norfolk on a Stick
Andrew will tell us about the village signs of Norfolk and how some describe major events in Norfolk’s history from the prehistoric to the present day.

Thursday 23rd February 2023 7.30 p.m.

Giles Open-Smellie: The Role of a Police and Crime Commissioner
Norfolk’s elected PCC will tell us about his role and how PCC’s work.

Thursday 9th March 2023 7.30 p.m.

John Davies: A History of Norfolk Through Objects
Each of the objects selected by John will tell a fascinating story and will add depth and colour to the chapters of Norfolk’s rich history.

Thursday 23rd March 2023 7.30 p.m.

Emily Matthews: The Work of the Snetterton Dogs Trust
After the Society’s AGM, this is a talk to melt your hearts!