Meetings and Excursions
GYLHAS offers an exciting monthly programme of interesting and varied talks, meetings, films and slideshows which, over the years, have explored topics ranging from Concrete Cockrill to Rediscovered Archaeological Treasure. In addition to visiting speakers, members are often keen to share their own expertise and are invited to speak at selected meetings throughout the year.
The society meets on the third Friday of the month from September to June, at 7.30pm, at Christchurch, King Street, Great Yarmouth, unless otherwise stated. Christchurch is fully accessible: on-street and public car parking spaces (free in the evenings) are available nearby.
Lecture Programme 2020
Members and guests are welcome
Lectures are held at Christchurch, Deneside, Great Yarmouth at 7.30pm -
Percy Trett Memorial Lecture
Members Night - Short Talks by Society Members
Daniel Defoe's Journey Through Eastern England
By Sarah Doig BMus (Hons) Dip.Lit (Author and Researcher)
In search of the Iron Age and Roman East Anglia
By Dr Natasha Harlow Ph.D, Post Doc Archaeologist, Nottingham University
Medieval Graffiti. The Voice of the England Church
By Matthew Champion, MA,FSA.
May 15th A.G.M.
Keeping Clean in Past Times: Domestic Arrangements over the Years
By Angela Bishop, Reminiscence Worker
May 22nd Supplementary Meeting
The Power Behind the Throne: Women of the First Millennium
By Imogen Corrigan, B.A.(Hons.) Lecturer and Tour Guide.
St. Benet's Abbey and the Work of the Norfolk Archaeological Trust
By Natasha Hutcheson, M.C.I.F.A. Co-Director of the Norfolk Archaeological Trust
What the Victorians Threw Away. (The Results of the Archaeological Dig in Great Yarmouth)
By Dr Tom Licence, Director School of East Anglia, University of East Anglia.
In-house Speaker followed by Buffet and Social Evening.
The 2020 Excursion Programme
has yet to be finalised but below is a sample of 2019 visits which members enjoyed
Friday, June 7th – Burgh Castle Fort and Church
Wednesday, June 26th - Local Church Crawl
Wednesday, July 10th – Boston, Lincolnshire
Sunday 22nd Sept - The 10th Cemetery Crawl
Open to all members and guests and led by Stuart Burgess, from Time and Tide Museum, and former manager of Fritton Lake, these three hour sessions provide the opportunity to develop skills in the field and recognise pottery types and flints. Recent finds, including 12th to 14th Century pottery suggest a medieval settlement closeby. The walks usually take place at the weekend but please contact Stuart for further inforamtion:
Text Stuart on 07443 433444, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.