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.
HIDDEN HISTORIES: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape
Members may be interested in a talk to take place on Tuesday 17th January in the Guildhall, unfortunately it clashes with the society lecture at the same date & time. The talk is by Mary-Ann Ochota, who explores the historical and archaeological features you can spot in the landscape; what clues to spot, and what story those features might reveal. Tickets can be obtained from the Corn Exchange and Mary-Ann is the author of a book on this very interesting subject.