History Group — relaunch 2022

Initially the programme will comprise talks (given by members) and visits (organised by members).

Where/When: Red Gables, Old Library Room, Stowmarket on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month from 2.10 pm to 3.50pm.

Cost: Members of the group pay, initially, £2 per talk whether they attend or not. The idea, of course, is that the Group neither makes a profit, nor runs at a loss. Thus, when we are clearer about attendance numbers, the monthly amount will be adjusted accordingly. There may be an additional cost to participate in visits.

Revised 2022 Programme as February 2022

Date Session Leader Talk Visit
5 Jan CANCELLED
2 Feb Stewart Dorwood Suffolk Allotments
2 Mar Neil Instrall Shepway’s role in the Dunkirk evacuation
6 Apr Jackie Durrant Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum , Southwold
4 May Keith Shelton 17th Century Trade Tokens
1 Jun Linda Pattle Framlingham Castle
6 Jul Neville Cox Museum of East Anglian Life and Abbot’s Hall
3 Aug Don Mobley US military aviation in the UK
Sept 493 Bomb Group Open House
5 Oct Anna Bradshaw Haughley Castle
2 Nov Judy Thomson Huntingfield Church Paintings
7 Dec Keith Shelton Christmas Celebrations

Reflections on the Year’s Programme forward Planning – 2023 Programme


If you would like to join the History Group (we already have 20 plus) or would like further information and have not already contacted us please contact either, Lorraine or Keith Shelton by email to programme@u3astowmarket.org.uk or 01449 768744.

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March 2nd: Member Neil Instrall gave a talk on Shepway’s involvement in the Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940. Shepway covers the Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh area of Kent. Read the full account in the March 2022 Newsletter.

April 6th: Appropriate to the above, we visited the Albert Corey Lifeboat Museum in Southwold (organised by Jackie Durrant). Follow the link below to see a gallery of some of the pictures taken on the day by Glenda (opens in a new tab)

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