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.
Excursion Programme 2020
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May 2nd: Gareth Davies will lead a walk to commemorate 175 years since the collapse of the Suspension Bridge.
May 7th – 31st: An exhibition at Great Yarmouth Minster to commemorate WW2
Saturday 6th June: History Fair in St George’s Theatre
Friday 12 June – 7pm: Visit to St Benet’s Abbey
Wednesday 15th July: Coach trip to Sutton Hoo and Woodbridge Tide Mill
Wednesday 5th August: Ninth Church Crawl – details tbc
Sunday 20 September: Tenth Kitchener Road Cemetery Crawl – details tbc
October Day School: Local coastal archaeology of the North Sea and Doggerland at the Imperial Hotel - details tbc
Following government advice all meetings and excursions have been cancelled until further notice