Wool in Norfolk-Roger Arguile-May 2024

Wool in Norfolk-Roger Arguile-May 2024

Roger Arguile probed the complexities of wool manufacture hereabouts and thinks he has found out about some of it.England’s prosperity in the centuries after the Norman Conquest was made from wool and later from cloth. But everywhere in the country was different and the story of wool and cloth manufacture in Norfolk is both hard…

Aylsham Roman Project (ARP): An Update-Sheila Denny-April 2024

Aylsham Roman Project (ARP): An Update-Sheila Denny-April 2024

Sheila told us about the site, at Woodgate Nursery in Aylsham that has a history that is only gradually being discovering. The first dig was in 2016 and Sheila’s presentation goes through what has uncovered and what has been happening over the period since then. The dig is undertaken by a community archaeology group for…

But for a simple twist of fate…..Phil Hawes-February 2024

But for a simple twist of fate…..Phil Hawes-February 2024

Phil Hawes told the story of Tom Bourdillon, Gresham School’s “nearly man”. Phil described how, just days before Hillary and Tensing reached the summit of Mt. Everest in 1953, Bourdillon and his companion Charles Evans reached the South Summit of the peak, just 100 M from their goal. They have gone down in mountaineering history…

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.