25 September 2019 - "Become A House Detective"
The next open meeting sponsored by Tharston History Society is on Wednesday, 25th September 2019, and is being held at Picton Farm Meeting Room, Tharston. Refreshments at 7:15 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7:30 p.m.
The main event of the meeting will be a talk by Stephen Poulter entitled "Become A House Detective".
"As author of a number of local history books, Stephen shares his experience of researching the story of the 17th century cottage in Norfolk which he moved into just 2 years ago. He'll recount the tales of the owners and residents of his own home over more than 300 years, who ranged from Victorian farmers and bricklayers to a Georgian gentlewoman of independent means and a wealthy 17th century landowner. He also describes the various processes and historic documents involved in investigating the background of any historic property so that anyone in the audience can set out on their own journey of historical discovery."
Anyone interested in Tharston and the surrounding area is most welcome to join us. If you are interested and will be joining us please Contact us so we have some idea of numbers. There is a requested donation of £2.00 for non-members.
8th October 2019 - "A Jolly Good Chap"
The story of Pte Frank Smith of the E. Kents told by his grandson Historian Steve Smith. A meeting of the Diss Family History Group at Diss Methodist Church, 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.
22nd October 2019 - "To The Hammer Born - Confessions of an Auctioneer"
An afternoon meeting of Diss Family History Group at Lopham Village Hall, 1.30 p.m. A talk by Stephen Poulter taking look at insider secrets of the trade today. Ii includes a fun quiz with the audience invited to identify and value unusual objects. It is followed by tea/coffee and homemade cakes. Everyone welcome.
Past events ......
29 May 2019 - The Dating of Hedgerows
This talk is open to everyone and is an introductory talk on the Dating of Hedgerows by Robert Maidstone who has given talks on the subject to students at U.E.A. It is hoped that this will enable people to undertake their own hedgerow dating project and possibly discover more about the area around where they live.
Free entry, Picton Farm Meeting Room, Tharston, 7:15 pm for refreshments with 7:30 pm meeting start, a closing collection to help defray expenses.