Harleston & District


We meet at 2pm in St John the Baptist Church, Broad Street, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9AZ.

To start, an invited speaker will give a talk, followed by tea/coffee and then a half hour social and notices, (please see Meeting Diary below), plenty of time is allowed for questions and comments. There is a charge of £1 for members (£2 for visitors). Non-members are most welcome at the monthly meetings.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Sep 18th Tales from the Bench: Starting with our legal heritage particularly the part that Suffolk and Bury St Edmunds have played in it leading the town motto of BSE to include “cradle of the law”. Graham relates local events particularly the role magistrates have played in this history. He also includes some of his more unusual experiences on the bench and finishes with a brief opportunity for members to see what the role of a magistrate is today by listening to a very brief outline of a case for them to decide how they would sentence the defendant.
Wed Oct 16th Two Teachers’ Ascent of Everest: The story of two Suffolk teachers’ ascent of Mount Everest, the 6-year preparation, planning & hardships involved in tackling the formidable ascent. A lavishly illustrated talk with funds raised being used to support people who have been affected by natural disasters.
Wed Nov 20th The Work of Colchester Zoo: the talk is about the extensive history of keeping exotic animals as well as some of Colchester Zoo’s history It also covers the role that modern Zoos fulfil in conservation of endangered species. There will be illustrations of the animals as well as the conservation work undertaken at Colchester.
Ukulele Group
Tue Aug 20th 3 pm at King Georges Hall, Harleston. Annual feelgood concert with favourite happy and positive.