Monday 4th October 2021 – The History and Operations of the RNLI by Rupert Cutler
Rupert is an Educational Volunteer based at Harwich Lifeboat Station. His talk will cover saving lives at sea prior to the foundation of the RNLI, in 1824, through to the present day, the history of the service, its current operations and what they get up to at Harwich.Winter programme 2020 - 2021.
Monday 1st November 2021 – The Round Church Towers of Suffolk and Norfolk by Stuart Bowell
There are around 180 churches with round towers in England, mostly situated in Suffolk and Norfolk.
With his illustrated talk, Stuart will consider when and how they were built, why they were built in this shape and what materials were used. Stuart is a committee member of the Round Tower Churches Society.
Monday 6th December 2021 – Lady Alice de Bryene by Pip Wright
Following last year’s very successful talk on Suffolk Witches, Pip Wright returns to talk about
Lady Alice who lived at Acton, near Sudbury six hundred years ago. What was life like for her and those who ate at her table? It certainly wasn’t Downton Abbey!
Monday 10th January 2022 – Bryan Thurlow presents ‘Music Hall Memories’
Bryan has a background in professional theatre. During the 1970’s and ‘80s his music hall act, ‘The Berkeley Squares’ toured to many parts of the country. His ‘Music Hall Memories’ is a potted history with songs and monologues.
Monday 7th February 2022 – A New Breed of Surveyor – Vivienne Aldous
Vivienne is a freelance Archivist and Researcher and, since 2009, has worked as a part-time Lecturer in History at the University of Suffolk. Vivienne’s talk will be on early Suffolk Mapmakers and their work.
Monday 7th March 2022 - Secrets and Spies - The Spies who lost the Battle of Britain, by Graham Randall
Graham's father was trained in radar at Bawdsey, during World War Two, and he is the Project Director of the Bawdsey Radar Trust. His talk promises to be a fascinating insight into spies and spying and how much the Nazi effort was directed at the radar stations, which played a vital part in the Battle of Britain.
All meetings start at 7.30pm, at Monks Eleigh Village Hall. Tea and biscuits will be served from 7pm. Annual membership is £10.00, £3.00 for admission to a single meeting. For more information contact Jan Kelsall (01449 744162) or David Mills (01449 744918)