From Tumulus to Trench : the Archaeology of Sheringham Park-Rupert Eris

Sheringham Museum The Mo, Lifeboat Plain,, Sheringham

Rupert Eris, a Ranger at the National Trust’s Sheringham Park, will talk us through the fascinating archaeology of the Park from Neolithic burial mound to WW2 era defensive earthworks.
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.

Annual Away Day-RAF Air Defence Radar Museum in Neatishead, near Horning.

RAF Neatishead Birds Lane,, Neatishead

The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum is an award winning, volunteer run visitor attraction that offers a fascinating and informative day out. Housed in the original 1942 radar operations building, the museum provides a unique window into the history of radar covering the period of WW2, through the Cold War to the present day. Talks...

Tales of a Norfolk Ghost Hunter with Neil Storey

The Little Theatre Sheringham 2 Station Rd, Sheringham

Award winning historian and author Neil Storey returns with a new selection of spine-chilling tales of hauntings from across Norfolk. Using a host of fascinating old and new photographs and images, Neil will tell some of the darkest stories from his decades of paranormal research and investigations. Some tales will be infamous, some less well...

Norwich Textiles, a Global Story 1750-1840-Dr Michael Nix

Sheringham Museum The Mo, Lifeboat Plain,, Sheringham

In the eighteenth century Norwich was a major manufacturing centre of worsted and half-silk fabrics. Michael's talk will focus on the role of woolcombers, spinners, weavers, dyers, hot-pressers and others in the making of Norwich textiles, and the role of London and Great Yarmouth in the distribution of these highly desirable goods to consumers in...

Winter Social Event for Members

This year’s History Group December Social event will take place in the Sheringham Salvation Army’s hall at the corner of Co-operative and Cremer streets. Taking our well established format of tea and cake, it will as usual run from 2.00 - 4.00 pm. Major Alex Bishop will kindly give us a brief run through of...

History of the Broads Museum-Diana Cornell

Sheringham Museum The Mo, Lifeboat Plain,, Sheringham

Full details to follow asap. Meet at the Sheringham Museum at the Mo. 7.00 for a 7.30 start. The museum is on Lifeboat Plain. Please use the School Entrance towards the rear of the building. Click here for directions  

What is an Anchoress/Anchorite and how did they live?-Joy Taylor

Sheringham Museum The Mo, Lifeboat Plain,, Sheringham

Many people have heard of arguably the most famous Anchoress in England, Julian of Norwich, but even if they know she was an Anchoress, they may not know what choosing to live a separate, solitary, contemplative life really meant in practical terms. This talk explores the way women and men started to choose such a...

History of Norfolk Constabulary

Sheringham Museum The Mo, Lifeboat Plain,, Sheringham

A retired officer from the Norfolk Police service will give us a potted history of the local force and its continuing development. From the village “Bobby” working out of his police house, to the centralised and highly mobile technical force of today, this promises to be a fascinating talk.   Meet at the Sheringham Museum...

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Sheringham Museum The Mo, Lifeboat Plain,, Sheringham

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. Click here for directions 7.00 for a 7.30 start.

The Life and Times of Elizabeth Fry-Georgette Vale

Sheringham Museum The Mo, Lifeboat Plain,, Sheringham

Norfolk born Elizabeth Fry lived a life of sufficient importance to merit her image on the previous edition of our £5 note (superseded only by Churchill). In a Live History presentation by Georgette Vale we will join Mrs Fry in 1845 and hear tell of her life as a Quaker and her work as a...

Don’t know where, don’t know when: living with uncertainty-Phyl Styles

Sheringham Museum The Mo, Lifeboat Plain,, Sheringham

History Group member Phyl Styles will mark the 80th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan) with a look at everyday life in the town after five grim years of war, and with loved ones still away fighting in the Far East. Based on extensive interviews with surviving residents who remember the day, Phyl will...