Harleston & District


We meet at 2pm in the Masonic Rooms, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9EN

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 Jun 20th Frauds. Scams and Staying Safe On Line: Many of us have anxieties about the safety of our personal details when using on-line facilities. Cathy Small, the Regional manager for Santander in our area will be explaining how to detect fraud and scams as well as ways of protecting yourself and staying safe on line.
Wed Jul 18th To The Hammer Born - Confessions of a Occasional Auctioneer: As an auctioneer and on-line dealer in antiques, vintage items and collectables, Stephen Poulter reveals the insider secrets of how to make a living in the trade. Using examples from the wide variety of items, pictures, furniture and ceramics he sells, we learn the fascinating stories behind all sorts of historical objects dating back over the last 250 years. There is a fun quiz element with the audience members being invited to identify unusual objects and to guess the value of the other items.
Wed Aug 15th Project Dukem: Pat Alker will take us on her amazing journey through the historical routes of Ethiopia, and Lalibela and its rock hewn churches, Axum and the Ark of the Covenant, Lake Tana, The Simien Mountains, its people, animals, and history. She provides a varied insight into how people live today in rural Ethiopia. Any money raised will contribute to the project Dukem, to help feed HIV/Aids, orphans at a small school in Ethiopia and thereby break the cycle of poverty that exists in that area.
Wed Sep 19th You Need to Talk to the Dog/The Training of Hearing Dogs: Hearing Dogs help deaf people to connect with society in a variety of ways and help overcome the loneliness and isolation that many experience. A big part of the Hearing Dog's job is to alert their deaf recipients to the sounds they would otherwise miss. Simple sounds we take for granted like the door bell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these/thanks to a Hearing Dog/ makes a real difference in deaf peoples' lives.
Wed Oct 17th For Better or Worse - a History of Marriage. Tony Neobard and Kate Broad are two of the partners in the family history research business English Roots Finder. Between them they have over 60 years' experience of genealogical research and are also authors of two family history books. Their talk focuses on marriage in times past. It includes a light-hearted look at what happened if you did not marry, and what your options were if you did, but were not happy with your choice. It also takes a glimpse at some of the more bizarre goings-on showing that wedded bliss was not all it was cracked out to be.
Wed Nov 21st Give Me Sunshine - The Weather and How it Affects all our Lives.