Sudbury

Events

Please check the NOTICEBOARD tab for up to date announcements during the Coronavirus crisis

Monthly Meetings.

Face to face meetings at the Rugby Club are cancelled until further notice, due to the Coronavirus restrictions. In their place, we have established a schedule of monthly Zoom meetings - initially, through to the end of the year. The Committee will continue to monitor the situation to determine how to proceed in 2021 in this ever-changing environment.

Please see the schedule below for details of the Zoom meetings and how to sign up to attend.

Interest Group Meetings

Many Groups are continuing to operate despite the present crisis - including a number using Zoom. If you would like to know the situation for any particular Group, or indeed would like to sign up, then please see the full list, with contact details, in the GROUPS tab.

Forthcoming events for several of the Groups are shown in the schedule below.

Online Video Talks

The Committee has acquired "The Little History of Suffolk" - a series of online presentations by the local Historian and Author, Sarah Doig. Our subscription covers our members only, so please do not forward details, including passwords, outside your household -

EPISODE ONE – EARLY SUFFOLK
https://vimeo.com/414237903
EPISODE TWO – NORMAN SUFFOLK
https://vimeo.com/418382610
EPISODE THREE – MEDIEVAL SUFFOLK
https://vimeo.com/423956361
EPISODE FOUR – TUDOR SUFFOLK
https://vimeo.com/431199273
EPISODE FIVE – STUART SUFFOLK
https://vimeo.com/435473783
EPISODE SIX – GEORGIAN SUFFOLK
https://vimeo.com/437392333
EPISODE SEVEN – VICTORIAN SUFFOLK
https://vimeo.com/443722272
EPISODE EIGHT – TWENTIETH CENTURY SUFFOLK & SUFFOLK TODAY
https://vimeo.com/448073230

To view any of the above, please send a request via the CONTACT tab on this website, being sure to include your membership number from your membership card, and you will be sent the password required to access the talk.

If anyone is interested in buying a signed copy of "The Little History of Suffolk" book, or any of the other books Sarah has written, they can visit her website at: http://www.ancestral-heritage.co.uk/writing.html.


Dates for your Diary
October 2020
Tue Oct 27thMeetingTuesday 27th October 2020 at 10am Speaker Jenny Mallin Talk “A Grandmother’s Legacy: My Ancestors the early days” How Benjamin Hardy in 1798 sails from Yorkshire to Madras with his British Army Unit and decides to settle in India with his family for the next five generations.

Tony Lee needs to be informed should you wish to hear this talk via Zoom
his email is tony.s.lee@icloud.com
November 2020
Tue Nov 3rdArchitectureTuesday 3rd November 2.30 Anne Grimshaw on Poundbury. Location somewhere in Sudbury- tba
Fri Nov 6thStrolling/WalkingMeet at Quay Lane car-park, 10.30am

What? Walking for no more than 3 miles / 90
Minutes, on public footpaths / streets

See either groups page or Noticeboard for full information.
Mon Nov 9thWalkingMonday 9 November Long Melford via Bridge Street
Meet at the Old School Car Park opposite Melford Hall.
Easy walking along distinct dirt or grassy paths.2 stiles. Can be muddy after wet weather, so
boots advised. Approx 6 miles.
Leader: Sarah Tanswell 07832 181858
Fri Nov 20thStrolling/WalkingWhat? Walking for no more than 3 miles / 90
Minutes, on public footpaths / streets

See either groups page or Noticeboard for full information.
Tue Nov 24thMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt:
November 24th: To finish off our monthly meetings for the year in a light-hearted manner, we look forward to a Zoom presentation by public speaker, tutor and writer Tom Preston, who will be entertaining us with his talk on Lancastrian Comedians.

IMPORTANT: You will need to register to 'attend' these meetings so please will you contact Tony Lee no later than one week before each meeting: tony.s.lee@icloud.com
Thu Nov 26thAmblers ThursdayThursday Amblers Group Leader: Roger Floodgate
Our last amble of the year will be November 26th and will take us on a very nice walk around Lavenham, led by Conrad Bentley. Once again we will meet at the Quay Car Park at 10.00 a.m. then the public car park next to the Cock Horse car park at 10.30 a.m.
Please note subject to current Government and National U3A regulations so please confirm your interest in taking part to me, Roger Floodgate, email: afloodgate@talktalk.net Tel nbr: 01787 312904. Many thanks.
December 2020
Tue Dec 1stArchitectureTuesday 1st December 2.30 A local architect. Location somewhere in Sudbury- tba
Fri Dec 4thStrolling/WalkingWhat? Walking for no more than 3 miles / 90
Minutes, on public footpaths / streets

See either groups page or Noticeboard for full information.
Fri Dec 18thStrolling/WalkingWhat? Walking for no more than 3 miles / 90
Minutes, on public footpaths / streets

See either groups page or Noticeboard for full information.
January 2021
Fri Jan 1stArchitectureFriday January 1st 2.30 Our "traditional" new year walk. Meeting place tba.
Tue Jan 5thArchitectureTuesday 5th January 2.30 Favourite Sudbury Building- a talk by Jane and then we vote afterwards
Tue Jan 26thMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Rugby Union Football Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB.

Speaker Jenny Antill “The Bronze Horsemen- A Tale of Petersburg”
Jenny’s Fluent in Russian and Patron of Gainsborough House
February 2021
Tue Feb 23rdMeetingAGM
Starts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Rugby Union Football Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB.

Speaker Ann Grimshaw"Collision in the Clouds: The story of a pair of flying goggles found near a French village during World War II: Where had they come from? Why were they there? Who had worn them? This is a detective story with Suffolk connections."
March 2021
Tue Mar 23rdMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Rugby Union Football Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB.
Speaker Rob Spray “The Hidden Treasures of East Anglia’s Secret Sea”