"A society for people interested in exploring, researching and preserving the history and archaeology of Great Yarmouth "

Coronavirus Update Jan 2021

Following the positive vaccine news we are hopeful that after by mid 2021 our group will be able to gather once again at Christchurch.

In anticipation, are we are planning an exciting season of Friday evening lectures for members to enjoy.

There will be lots to look forward to in 2021 as next year's events will also include the postponed History Fair in June and the Early Man conference in the autumn.

Membership fees for 2020 have been carried over to 2021 so if you have paid up to date there will be no membership fees to pay  (there will however be a charge if you would like to receive the 2021 journal) - details to follow in the new year).  

In the meantime, we have beeb able to extend our exciting programme of online lectures and talks for members to enjoy into 2021. Click here for more details.

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GYLHAS Members on the 2019 visit to Boston

                                                                        Young Archaeologists
Coronavirus Update

Activities and events for our YAC have been postponed until spring 2021 when we will review the situation.

The Young History and Archaeologists Club endeavours to educate and inspire young people from the area. Led by members of the Society and in partnership with Norfolk Museum Service and Historic England, the group meets monthly at the Time and Tide museum to explore, discover and have fun with history. 

To find out more click on the YHAC logo


January 15th            Cotman in Normandy                      

                                                                                                by Tim Wilcox 

John Sell Cotman, long considered one of the greatest exponents in the field of watercolour, made three visits to Normandy, in 1817, 1818 and 1820. In 1822 he published two monumental folio volumes, Architectural Antiquities of Normandy with the support of the Yarmouth banker, Dawson Turner who had accompanied him abroad and employed him as drawing tutor to his children.

This talk by the Timothy Wilcox, Curator at Dulwich Art Gallery introducing an exhibition of Cotman's work in 2012 has particular relevance to Gt Yarmouth due to Dawson Turner's sponsorship of his trip. Dawson Turner's support for Cotman is explained in some detail.

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GYLHAS is a registered Charity No 277272 and is affiliated to the Council for British Archaeology

Members and guests are invited  to join our virtual talks programme which includes an opportunity for members to 'chat' during the presentation, or discuss the talk afterwards. See the full programme here

Each talk becomes live around 7pm for a 7.30 start and log in instructions can be found here.