Future Events

2021

Wednesday 3rd november 2021

Sheringham Park: 200 years as a working estate-Marcus Lawton

Marcus will talk about 200 years of Sheringham Park as a working estate.

Behind the public face of Sheringham Park there is a working estate, just as there has been for well over 200 years. The talk takes the form of an illustrated “walk” around the estate, looking at the clues demonstrating changes in land use over this period.

Meet at the Sheringham Museum at the Mo

The museum is on Lifeboat Plain. Please use the School Entrance towards the rear of the building.

7.00 for a 7.30 start.

Wednesday 1st december 2021

A date for your diary.

The annual SHG social event.

Details of venue and times will be announced ASAP

2022

January 2022-no meeting

Wednesday 2ND february 2022

The North Walsham and Dilham Canal over 200 years-1826-2026-Ivan Crane

Ivan takes us through the story of Norfolk’s only locked canal, looking at its history, construction, working life and demise. Then he will look at the current restoration achievements, challenges and proposals for the coming decade. This unique Norfolk industrial artefact represents one of the later canals built in the country, and the only one engineered by John Millington.

 Ivan Crane is the East Anglian Waterways Association’s Archivist for the North Walsham & Dilham Canal Records.

Meet at the Sheringham Museum at the Mo

The museum is on Lifeboat Plain. Please use the School Entrance towards the rear of the building.

7.00 for a 7.30 start.

Wednesday 2nd march 2022

The decline of the Glaven ports-Jon Hooton.

Following the virtual presentation Jon gave us on the rise of the Glaven estuary ports, Jon will return in the flesh to chart their decline.

This talk follows the fortunes of the Glaven ports from soon after being made a Head Port in 1786 through its decline and eventual demise at the time of the First World War.  It examines the effect of two Acts of Parliament, that setting up the Blakeney Harbour Company and the 1821 Wiveton and Cley Enclosure Act.  Then the topics of the type of trade the ports engaged in, the type of ships using the port and who owned them are covered before looking at wreck and rescues, embanking, the coming of the railways and the final days of the port.  All of this thoroughly illustrated using photographs artwork and data.  It is a fascinating period to discover.

Meet at the Sheringham Museum at the Mo

The museum is on Lifeboat Plain. Please use the School Entrance towards the rear of the building.

7.00 for a 7.30 start.

Wednesday 6th April 2022

Wherry Maud
The Wherry Maude Trust: examining the working life of a Norfolk wherry-Linda Pargeter

The talk covers Maud’s story from her build in 1899 through to her abandonment to a watery grave in Ranworth Broad in the 1960s. Then it continues with information about her rescue and restoration, followed by her current use by Wherry Maud Trust. Much of the interest for history groups is in learning about her owners, skippers and cargoes during her work in trade on the rivers and broads of Norfolk.

Meet at the Sheringham Museum at the Mo

The museum is on Lifeboat Plain. Please use the School Entrance towards the rear of the building.

7.00 for a 7.30 start.

Wednesday 4th may 2022

History of the Sheringham Shoal Windfarm-SCIRA speaker tba

It is now 10 years since the first commercial power from Sheringham’s own windfarm came ashore. The background to the project, and future plans will be outlined.

The meeting to take place in the aptly named Windfarm Room.

Meet at the Sheringham Museum at the Mo

The museum is on Lifeboat Plain. Please use the School Entrance towards the rear of the building.

7.00 for a 7.30 start.

Wednesday 1st June 2022

Broader Norfolk. Looking at curiosities of the Norfolk dialect-David Stannard

Meet at the Sheringham Museum at the Mo

The museum is on Lifeboat Plain. Please use the School Entrance towards the rear of the building.

7.00 for a 7.30 start.

Wednesday 6th July 2022

Family History-linking Felbrigg, Blickling and Oxburgh-Rob Knee

Places, names, buildings, letters, portraits – all of these can provide the threads that link us to our ancestors, links that can also help us to explain who we think we are. The talk will highlight some of the stepping stones in the journey to unravel our own family histories and also how genealogy (the study of family trees) can help us to understand some of the stories behind many of Norfolk’s great houses.

Ron is a volunteer with the National Trust

Meet at the Sheringham Museum at the Mo

The museum is on Lifeboat Plain. Please use the School Entrance towards the rear of the building.

7.00 for a 7.30 start.

Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Group excursion for a guided tour of Binham Priory.

Full details, including timings to follow.

Every effort will be made to adhere to the published programme, but very occasionally deviation from it may become unavoidable.  Additionally it may be necessary to re-arrange and/or cancel events if the Government issues Covid directions or guidelines that affect the events. As much notice of any change(s) will be given as possible using all reasonable means, including notices on the website.