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 May 15th||Ten Steps to Becoming a Roman Emperor: acclaimed author on the Roman period gives a light-hearted talk which is both informative and entertaining. Ralph takes us on a trip through the 10 steps to becoming a Roman emperor: choose your friends carefully, understand the power of propaganda, ignore your parents, be brutal, and so on…Copies of Ralph’s books will be available for purchase.|
|Wed Jun 19th||In or Out? Medieval Ideas of Contraception – Dr Hawkins returns to enlighten us further on Medieval medical matters. She will explain the |
extraordinary lengths our ancestors went to to attempt to conceive a boy child, or to try to avoid conceiving altogether. You will learn to what extent the methods were based on science or myth.
|Wed Jul 17th||How to Become a House Detective: Stephen shares his experience of researching the story of the 17th century cottage in Needham which he moved into recently. He’ll recount the tales of the owners and residents of his home over more than 300 years, who ranged from Victorian farmers and bricklayers to a Georgian gentlewoman of independent means and a wealthy 17th century landowner. He also describes the various processes and historic documents involved in investigating the background of any historic property.|
|Wed Aug 21st||The Life and Times of an Essex Bad Girl: From Crime Queen to Pig Farmer. Tracy, gives an account of the shocking life that led to her serving a lengthy stretch in jail before she fought back to become a successful businesswoman, establishing the much acclaimed ‘Giggly Pig’ enterprise.|
|Sat Jul 13th||Pennoyers....Pulham. Centenary of Pulham Pigs.....time to be arranged.|
|Tue Aug 20th||3 pm at King Georges Hall, Harleston. Annual feelgood concert with favourite happy and positive.|