Thetford

History

The History group meets on the 2nd Wednesday in the month at the Church on the Way at 2pm. We decide what topics we wish to study and how long we will spend on each one. You don’t need to know much about history as everyone will be encouraged and helped to contribute.

Latest News - Our next topic will be 'From Lilacs to She Loves You' looking at the events of post-war Briton from 1945-1964 and how these changed the way people lived. We will look at such things as the foundation of the NHS, the building boom and modernity changing the look of our homes, the growth of coffee bars and our social interactions and the beginnings of multiculturalism. This will not be a walk down memory lane although our memories and perceptions of the time are relevant.

Previously:
We are looking at the English Reformation and at the next meeting will be creating our own timeline from 1530-1603.
We have finished with the Romans for the moment and are moving on to look at the life and times of Richard II.

Previously: We were studying the Roman Invasion of Britain, from the British perspective. We researched how the Britons lived, their families and well-being as well as what they wore and ate. One sub-group looked at Boudica's rebellion and the religions that contributed to it while another investigated garrison life for the Roman soldiers.

Although this may seem a little daunting to non-historians (which covers the whole group!) we hope that it will be enjoyable as well as informative.

For further information contact Judi Boutle by using the pigeon link or ring 01842 753365.

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Antiques & Collectables Art workshop
Badminton Book Club
Brandon Coffee & Lunch Group Bridge for Improvers
Chess Cinema & Theatre
Coffee Morning Group Cookery
Cycling Day trips
Dog Walking Family History
French (Higher) French (Intermediate)
Gardening Genealogy
German Handicrafts
History Holidays
Indoor bowls Industrial Tourism
Mahjong Marquetry
Modern Classics Music
Photography Poetry
Politics & Topical Discussion Quiz
Saturday Coffee Morning Group Scrabble
Short Tennis Sign Language
Spanish (all levels) Spanish Conversation
Sunday Lunch Club Table Tennis
Table Tennis 2 Ten Pin Bowling
Tennis Walking five to ten miles
Walking under five miles Wine tasting
Woodwork World war history