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.
Hillington Test Pits (15th/16th March 2017)
An excellent two day event which introduced pupils from two local schools to archaeology and scientific research techniques while exploring the history of a Norfolk village.
Visit to King's Lynn Borough Archives (8th April 2017)
An archivist will be hosting a visit by the society to the newly refurbished centre in the Town Hall, King's Lynn. The visit will start at 2pm on Saturday 8th April, please email Clive if you will be attending. This is part of the Borough Council and Norfolk County Council's 'Stories of Lynn' initiative.
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know? (28th July 2017)
A public illustrated lecture to be held at St. Margaret's Minister, 4:30pm, by Dr. Laura Kalas Williams, Research Associate and Tutor, Department of English, the University Exeter.
Margery Kempe's boisterous mysticism and medicine: uncovered!. Tickets available from True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum £5
Society Conference (25th November 2017)
Will be held at Marriott's Warehouse Trust, South Quay, King's Lynn, 10:00-17:00, Saturday 25th November. The subject is 'Women in the Archaeology and History of West Norfolk: Female Voices Across Time'. Places are free but limited and may be booked from True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum