Historic Walks 3
|Convenor: Sally Greenhill|
|Date: 2nd Wednesday each month|
|Time: 2pm - 4pm approximately|
|Venue: Various - see below|
Please contact the group using the link on the right >>> or phone Sally on Sally 01502 715733
Historic walks in the Waveney and Blyth Valley and further afield. Our Walks combine historical places of interest with an easy walk, usually between 1 and 3 miles. Sorry but we are unable to accept dogs on our walks.
We have to limit numbers so that members can hear the walk leader as the walk progresses. If you wish to join Group 3 please use the bird link (to the right) to register your interest.
With the easing of lockdown restrictions, group 3 is delighted to share the new programme for our historic walks this summer, as groups of up to 30 are permitted outdoors, although indoor groups are still restricted to 6 until midsummer (June 21st).
June 9th, 2 - 4 pm. Doug Hackett, former Trustee of Ilketshall St Andrew's Commons management committee, will lead us on a wildflower walk round the Common, followed by the medieval wall paintings in the church (rule of 6 to prevail in church.).
July 14th 2 - 4 pm Group member Tony Laceby will tell us about the history of the Aviation Museum at Flixton, with a chance to see on board some of the vintage aircraft. Tea at the Museum.
August 11th 2 - 4 pm. Chris Reeve will take us on a walk from Mettingham church down the Angles Way to Mettingham Castle and back, and share its history with us. A chance to see inside the ruined castle precincts.
September 8th, all day trip to the Woodbridge Riverside Trust (open 11 - 13.00 only), to see the replica of the Viking longship + tapestry, also the Tide Mill. See explanation below. Access either by car or by train, with the possibility of walking along the river bank to Melton in the afternoon (1.5 miles) to take the train home.
The Anglo-Saxon ship reconstruction in the Longshed is a unique project set up by our sister charity the Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company.
Just across the river Deben from the Longshed are the ancient burial mounds of Sutton Hoo, where the first King of England, Raedwald, was interred in a burial ship with many great treasures very nearly 1400 years ago in 625 AD. This huge ship, which was over 27 metres or 90 feet long – was dragged up the hill to a final resting place where it lay undisturbed for over 1300 years, until it was excavated in 1939 just before the Second World War.
October 13th 2 - 4 pm Barry Darch will share the history of Beccles' Nonconformism, looking at various buildings round Beccles where Nonconformity was practised.
I do hope this programme will whet your appetites!
Hoping to see you soon
Some churches request a small donation (not more than £5 per head) but otherwise no expense is required, apart from buying a cup of tea! Many walks are led by an expert guide or historian.
New members welcome, but only if you are a member of U3A, and on email. Notification of forthcoming walks is sent out approximately two weeks in advance, via email only
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