Historic Walks 1
|Convenor: Netta Swallow, Full|
|Date: 4th Monday of the month|
|Time: Varies - see below|
|Venue: Varies - see below|
Historic Walks in the Waveney and Blyth Valley and further afield (limited number of 15). We have to limit numbers so that members on the walk can hear the leader as the walk progresses. For similar reasons we do not allow members to be accompanied by dogs.
This, the original group, is now called HISTORIC WALKS 1. Due to a recent influx of new members - WELCOME TO YOU ALL- the group is now once again FULL. If you wish to join this group. please contact Netta using the bird-link to the right and we will put you on our waiting list.
There are now THREE Historic Walks groups - Historic Walks 1,2 and 3.
New people wishing to join any of the three Historic Walks groups should contact them via their Group Pages on this website. Please note that the groups each operate on different days .
PROGRAMME FOR 2020
Walks normally start at 2.00pm. Meeting point details etc. will be emailed to all Group 1 members shortly before the date of each walk.
Monday 27 JANUARY 2020
Medieval Beccles –led by Barry Darch, local historian and writer – followed by meeting with Medieval Beccles U3A group for a presentation of their work in the Station café meeting room
Monday 24 FEBRUARY 2020
The Hooker Trail, Halesworth – Alva O’Malley. The Halesworth connection to the famous botanist
Monday 23 MARCH 2020
Gillingham’s 3 Churches – led by Linda Last – group 2 member
Monday 27 APRIL 2020
Sotterley Church and chapel – Ivan Crane to lead walk. The chapel will be open
Monday 25 MAY 2020– Bank Holiday
ALL DAY VISIT TO WOODBRIDGE BY CAR OR TRAIN – Meet Melton riverside car park and walk to Woodbridge (about one and a half miles along riverside). Visit replica Anglo saxon ship the “Wylfing” in the new Longshed currently under construction and Tide Mill at the waterfront. Freetime and points of historic places of interest in Woodbridge will be available. Walk or train back to Melton.
Monday 22 JUNE 2020
Wangford resident George Ives, will lead us on a walk in Reydon Woods and a tour of the village. Historic photos will be available to view. George and his wife Sue, will provide tea and cakes at their home, Little Priory, after the walk
Monday 27 JULY 2020
PAKEFIELD - The Warboys Walk. Michael Foreman, children's author and Pakefield resident, has developed a trail based on his book of his wartime childhood experiences in Pakefield. The trail factors-in other Pakefield history. Walk led by Nicky and Jerry Hadingham, Group 1 members.
Monday 24 AUGUST 2020
Discover CLAXTON – a walk which will be of environmental as well as historic interest. Led by group 1 members David and Lesley Hamblin
Monday 28 SEPTEMBER 2020
Kelsale Arts and Crafts church, Saxmundham town trail and museum . Walk led by Ivan
Monday 26 OCTOBER 2020
Southwold and Southwold Museum. Presentation of exhibits at Southwold Museum. Note later time of 2.30 pm – finish approximately 4.30 pm
Monday 23 NOVEMBER 2020
NORWICH – the Legacy of George Skipper – a walk in central Norwich looking at buildings he designed – led by Carole Rylands, Group 1 Member and Jill Flowerdew, group 3
DETAILS OF OUR PREVIOUS WALKS have now moved to our additional pages - follow the links "PREVIOUS WALKS" in the right-hand column >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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