Annual Social Event for members-December 2023

Annual Social Event for members-December 2023

Some 27 members of the SHG enjoyed a very convivial event as guests of St Peter’s parish church in Sheringham. Following a brisk walk around a cold main building (defective central heating system) we retired to a warm , modern parish hall, where Richard Jonas gave us a detailed history of the church which was…

1953 Floods-Neil Storey-November 2023

1953 Floods-Neil Storey-November 2023

This year is the 70th Anniversary of the 1953 Floods. Historian and author Neil Storey gave his annual SHG presentation at the Sheringham Little Theatre. He showed evocative photographs and told moving stories of the people and places that experienced the worst natural disaster to affect our coastline in living memory.

“Memberobilia” Evening / AGM-September 2023

“Memberobilia” Evening / AGM-September 2023

Following last year’s well liked presentation by Lois Prismall, in which we got to inspect a table full of everyday items from the 40’s and 50’s, we held a DIY evening! Members were invited to bring along an item of personal historical value for display, and to give us a few minutes explanation of why…

Visit to Gresham School-Hosted by Simon Kinder-July 2023

Visit to Gresham School-Hosted by Simon Kinder-July 2023

A party of around 30 History Group members had a very interesting and informative morning tour of parts of this school, courtesy of Mr Simon Kinder, their Head of History. The picture was taken in the new Sir James Dyson STEAM building.

The History of the Newhaven Court Hotel, Cromer-Helen Murray-May 2023

The History of the Newhaven Court Hotel, Cromer-Helen Murray-May 2023

House histories, as featured in the BBC television series of David Olusaga, “have become the new frontier of popular, participatory history”. (Choice Magazine). Local writer Helen Murray discussed the research that went into writing her book about the Newhaven Court Hotel in Cromer, a house frequented by many illustrious figures including Churchill, Shackleton and Tennyson.

Norfolk Mills on a Stick-Andrew Tullett-June 2023

Norfolk Mills on a Stick-Andrew Tullett-June 2023

During Lockdown Andrew gave us a two part video presentation of the history behind the colourful village signs of Norfolk. He returned in person to give us a follow up talk on those particular signs featuring the county’s wind and water mills, together with stories of their millers and machinery.

A Peal of Bells-Sue and Guy Morton-March 2023

A Peal of Bells-Sue and Guy Morton-March 2023

Sue and Guy spoke about bell ringing, locally and county wide. They told us how they raised the money to reinstall bells in All Saints church, Upper Sheringham, silent since 1932. They teach and are ardent bell ringers and told us of its history and relevance in Norfolk. They brought along some hand bells for…