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Historic events from 2020

Sunday, 12th January 2020       2.15 for 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.  

Memories and Adventures by  Robin Twigge

From pot washing to owning a small group of hotels and finally the "Swan" in Harleston, via work in Europe.  Robin has seen it all, even starring in episodes of the "Hotel Inspector" on TV.  Hear all about a life well lived!


 Sunday, 26th  January 2020        2.15 for 2.30 – 4.30 p.m. 


The Waveney - It's life and times by  Dave Gladwell

Wandering water, walks and a workhouse.  Life along the Waveney from Redgrave to North Cove

Sunday, 9th February 2020         2.15 for 2.30 – 4.30 p.m. 

More Ups & Downs: Barnardo’s Foster Children 1890-1950 by  Peter Davidson

This talk will include, in more depth, fostering in East Anglia, child emigration to Canada and the development of fostering after WW1


Sunday, 1st March 2020       2.15 for 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.  

An East Anglian Waveney Valley Childhood by  Stuart Bowell

Memories of growing up in the Waveney Valley in the 1950s and 60s.  My contemporaries will share many similar memories and younger people will realise what a different world it was then.


 Wednesday,  11th March 2020         7.15 for 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.  

Crime & Punishment – Murderers, Robbers and Ne’er-Do-Wells by  Rosemary Steer

An insight into the less reputable side of local life!

Sunday,   29th March 2020      2.15 for 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.  


Drovers, Cattle, Dung and Hide by  Elaine Murphy

Do you know how far cattle had to walk in earlier times, how long it took them and who was in charge?  Come and find out with Elaine Murphy, our patron and researcher ‘par excellence’.


 Wednesday,  22nd April  2020      7.15 for 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.  


Bletchley Park by Margaret Griffiths

Some tales of the home of the Government’s Code and Cipher School 1939-1945


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