The Foxearth and District Local History Society

Local group - events and information.

Meetings and activities, announcements and notices for the Foxearth and District Local History Society, and associated organisations. For more information on recent events and current programme, please email or contact Clare Mathieson 01787 311337 or Lynda Rumble 01787 281434

The Christmas Dinner of the Local History Society

Once again the Cavendish George was a comfortable and festive venue for the Christmas dinner of the District Local History Society. On 8th December 25 members and guests enjoyed traditional fare - with crackers of course - in a relaxed and happy atmosphere. Chairman Alan Fitch reflected upon an active year for the Society which had included a guided tour of historic Long Melford, local explorations with metal detectors, President Ashley Cooper's talk on the excavations at Goldingham Hall, a dog walker's view of East Anglia and the history of Sudbury's department store, Winch and Blatch, as well as a couple of archive film evenings. Secretary Clare Mathieson gave an outline of the 2016 programme when there will be talks on the dissolution of the monastries, Foxearth in the Great War, the Tower of London ( by our locally-living Yeoman Warder), the history of the Harwich picture palace, local history through Essex ballads, Nurse training in the 1960s at Walnut Tree hospital and some facts about budgerigars by a member! In prospect are possible visits to the Whitechapel bell foundry and Ely. Clare will communicate with members about these. The President expressed appreciation for the way the Society was progressing and in particular for the leadership shown by the Chairman.

The evening provided a convivial end to an interesting season and the promise of a full and varied diary of events for the coming year.

Ken Nice

Programme of events for 2016

All meetings held in Foxearth Village Hall 7.30pm (unless otherwise stated).

Jan 12thTue.Archive Film Evening
Feb 9th Tue.Do you know what goes on in the Tower of London?
Yeoman Warder, Kevin Kitcher
Mar 8th Tue.A.G.M. with Cheese and Wine.
Apr 12thTue.History of Harwich Picture Palace Chris Strachan
-----TBC(Cavendish Hall? Landmark Trust - lunchtime visit on a Monday or Friday)
May 10thTue.Beyond the bricks of Walnutree Hospital Phyllis Felton
Jun 14thTue.The History of the Budgerigar Janice & Ghalib Al Nasser
Jul 12thTue.Visit to mediaeval excavations, Goldingham Hall, Bulmer
Jul 23rdSat.Visit to Whitechapel Bell Foundry (Coach trip)
Aug 9thTue.Day trip to Ely in a Vintage Bedford
O.B. Felix coach?
Sep 6th----Day trip to Ely in a Vintage Bedford
O.B. Felix coach?
Sep 13thTue.Suffolk Dissolution of the Monasteries
Pip Wright
Oct 11thTue.History through North Essex Ballads Keith Lovell
Nov 8th Tue.Foxearth & The Great War Corrine Cox
Dec 13hTue.Christmas festivities

New members and friends always welcome.

Visitors £2 Members £10 per year

For more information on recent events and current programme,
contact Alan Fitch 01787 311913 or a committee member