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The History of Surnames

Tue 17 Dec @ 10:00 am - 11:15 pm

Charlie is returning by popular request and this time he will give definitions of local surnames. If you would like your surname included please let the committee know in November as Charlie has requested around 40 surnames preferably 4-5 weeks prior to the lecture.

The Fun & Fascination of Old Churches

Tue 21 Jan, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

By his own admission Roy is a very passionate about churches insisting that each one has a unique character. Roy taught religious education at a high school in Ipswich and is a lay canon of St Edmundsbury cathedral.

Understanding Statuary in the 17th & 18th Century

Tue 18 Feb, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Dr Twigs Way is a popular speaker and following her talk in 2019 was requested by members to make a return visit.

An Essex Bad Girl Made Good

Tue 28 Apr, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

(NB 4th Tuesday) Tracy talks about her past and time in prison, where she discovered her love of pigs. She formed the ‘Giggly Pig’ company and her motto is ‘From Farm to Fork’.  

Nurses, Laundresses, Midwives; Medieval Women as Healers

Tue 12 May, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

(NB 2nd Tuesday) Dr Hawkins is a medical historian. Her research focuses on the understanding of ailments, injuries and bodily fluids. Joy is a lecturer in humanities at the University of East Anglia.  

For Better or For Worse

Tue 23 Jun, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

(NB Change of date from the printed programme - 4th Tuesday) A history of marriage. Tony and Kate are professional speakers and playwriters. Check out Tony Neobard on the internet and read the play at the end – it will make you think twice about getting an Alexa thing!  

Hedgehog Rescue

Tue 21 Jul, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

(NB Change of date from the printed programme - 4th Tuesday) Linda and Sue will talk about hedgehogs. What we should do if we find an injured animal and how to look after them in our gardens.  

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