Society Activities

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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.

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Winter Lectures

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.

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Summer Visits

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.

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Archaeology Projects

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.

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Tour of Historic Hardwick Cemetery (Sunday 11th June 2017)

Dr Paul Richards will be conducting a tour called 'Mariners, Merchants and Industrialists' at Hardwick Cemetery starting at the gates at 2pm (Charge £4).

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St Martha's Test Pits (Sunday 25th June 2017: 11am)

Archaeology demonstration at St Martha's Roman Catholic Primary School Summer Fete. The location is off Roseberry Avenue, Field Lane, Gaywood.

Binham History Group(Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25 June 2017: 9am start)

Investigation of an area identified by GeoPhysics and fieldwalking. Test pitsbeing dug over three days, all welcome.

Historic Pubs of Lynn (Friday 23rd June 2017)

Dr Paul Richards will be conducting a tour called 'Historic Pubs in Lynn' starting at True's Yard 6pm (Charge £5).

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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

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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