5If you would like to join our Society or renew your membership, please complete the form below and return with your membership fee for the year from 1st September 2019, (cheques payable to Little Waldingfield History Society) to our Treasurer, Sue Sheppard at School House, Church Road, Little Waldingfield CO10 0SP.

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Membership of LWHS costs £10.00 per person pa and entitles each member to the following benefits:

  • Reduced price entry to LWHS events;
  • Access to exclusive LWHS member events;
  • Access to Suffolk Local history and other local events; and
  • Access to the Suffolk Review and History Society library.

 

LWHS Programme of Events - 2019 / 2020

Date

Speaker

Topic

18th September

Pip Wright

Watery Places of Suffolk

Ponds, lakes, rivers, marshes and the sea - as unearthed by master story teller Pip, who will enthrall us with his observations and wildlife photos.

16th October

Ashley Cooper

Goldingham Hall Archaeology and Manorial Records

Including an Anglo Saxon community discovered in the grounds of Goldingham Hall.

13th November

Brian Dyes

Made in Ipswich

Hear about many of the items made in the town, from pottery & ships to engineering.

For example, the plough was made in the same year the railway came to Ipswich.

11th December

Kate Jewell

Cakes, Ale and Partying

Feasting and Fundraising in Medieval Suffolk

15th January

Anne Grimshaw

Broad Stripes and Bright Stars - Words from US national anthem

The Stars and Stripes that flew over a Baltimore fort in defiance of the British, and was the inspiration for the US national anthem, began life in Cross Street, Sudbury.

5th February

Cap’t Karl Lumbers

The Trinity House Story      

Dedicated to safeguarding shipping & seafarers, providing education, support & welfare to the seafaring community, with a statutory duty as General Lighthouse Authority to deliver aids to navigation services for the benefit & safety of all mariners.

18th March

Roger Green

The life, work and music of Edward Ellis Vinnicombe  - Organist extraordinaire

Hear about the man who influenced the musical life of Sudbury for a considerable period - the fine organ in St. Peter’s was very much his inspiration and much of his spirit and soul continues to linger in the forthright voice of this wonderful instrument.

15th April

Lynette Burgess

Can anyone keep a secret?

The history of Bawdsey Radar and its role in WWII. At the very heart of scientific breakthrough and innovation, an isolated and secretive Suffolk spot was and remains a unique place of world importance. Hear about the unequivocal home of radar.

20th May

Dr Nick Amor

The Suffolk Mediaeval Cloth Industry

From Wool to Cloth: The Triumph of the Suffolk Clothier

17th June

Miriam Stead

Tea for the British - With a Little Twist of Suffolk

Growing, exporting, handling and distributing tea was a large industry in the 18th and 19th centuries when it became our national drink. Before then prohibitive tax (120%) meant only the rich could enjoy it, hence the prevalence of locking tea caddies.

 

All talks will be at the Parish Room in Church Road, Little Waldingfield, commencing at 7.30 pm sharp.

Please book & pay in advance to guarantee your place, as seats are limited.

 

Booking Secretary:                Diana Langford, Pitt Cottage                                      Phone: 01787 248298

Tickets            Members £2.00          Non Members £4.00