The society is an environment for those who are interested in the local history of West Norfolk. We organise lectures and carry out fieldwork in the area in a friendly inclusive manner. For the fieldwork you are welcome to come and join in (we will support you) or perhaps just come and watch. Meetings are held in a well-appointed lecture room, last for about an hour and are on topics of local interest.
A series of seven lectures at one per month running from October to the April. These normally take place on the third Tuesday in the month and start at 7:30pm. We attempt to cover a wide range of topics that directly relate to West Norfolk but also others that we feel will be of general interest to the membership.
Daytime or evening visits in a relaxed manner to local places that are of historic interest. These summer outlings are both educational and social often finishing up with a relaxing drink at a local inn.
The project normally includes an element of practical archaeology and can cover such activities as digging test pits or surveying standing buildings and ancient features. The society is happy to support novices with advice, guidance and demonstrations of how the task should be done. This work will include the vital task of identifying and preserving the artefacts found, as well as recording information gleaned from the work.
A Shot Across the Bows (Boat Survey) - 7th May
A morning surveying and recording the Fishing Smack at True's Yard.
Study Day - 4th June
This day focuses on the churches of Terrington St John and Tilney All Saints and will be led by Dr Julian Litten.
Children's History Club - 4th June
True's Yard have stated running a club for children interested in History and Archaeology. Our society will be working with them on Archaeological events.
Middleton Mount - 5th June
A visit to Middleton Mount, a Mott & Bailey Castle in the care of the Norfolk Archaeological Trust. There will be a guided walk and a picnic (weather permitting).
Legerstones - 18th June
Legerstones, their Purpose and function. This walk and talk will be taken by Dr Julian Litten and will start at True's Yard before moving on to St Nicholas Chapel which is just a short walk away.
Bentinck to Ouse Booze- 8th July
Dr Paul Richards will host a leisurely stroll through the History of Kings Lynn with pauses at some local Inns.
Digging Deep History (Test Pit) - 23rd July
Exploration of Lynn's Fisherfolk heritage by digging a Test Pit at True's Yard.