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.
2019 Talks Programme Click here to download a PDF copy
Lectures are held at Christchurch, Deneside, Great Yarmouth at 7.30pm
The History of Lowestoft (with its Yarmouth Connections) Pt II
By David Butcher, Author and Historian
How long does it take to get from Norwich to Yarmouth? An exploration of the broads landscapes
By Andrew Farrell, Broads Authority
What the Victorians Threw Away
(Includes the results of the archaeological dig in Great Yarmouth)
By Dr. Tom Licence, Director of Centre for East Anglian Studies U.E.A.
Hearth, Heath & Howe Witchcraft and Magic in Breckland
By Imogen Ashwin, Artist, Archaeologist & Independent Researcher
May 10th Supplementary Meeting
The Hazards of the Journey: Pilgrimage and travel in the Middle Ages
By Imogen Corrigan, B.A.(Hons.) Lecturer and Tour Guide
May 17th (AGM)
Bathing Beauties, Knobbly Knees and Music Beside the Sea:
Great Yarmouth Marina 1937-1979
By Colin Miller, Local Historian and Author
Norfolk in the Second World War: 80 years since the start of war and its devastating consequences
By Neil Storey, Historian and Author
Daniel Defoe's Journey Through Eastern England
By Sarah Doig BMus (Hons) Dip. Lit (Musician and Researcher)
Sir John Fastolf's Estates around Great Yarmouth: Their building and maintenance
By Dr Anthony Smith M.A. DPhil FAHistS
In-house Speaker followed by Buffet and Social Evening
2019 Excursion Programme
Friday, June 7th – Burgh Castle Fort and Church
Brian Waters will lead our walk this evening. Meet at car park off Butt Lane at 7pm.
Wednesday, June 26th - Local Church Crawl
Led by Dr Paul Davies, a tour around significant local churches. Own transport required. Limited numbers so booking essential. Click here to register interest.
Wednesday, July 10th – Boston, Lincolnshire
Dr Paul Richards, who spoke to us in 2017 abut King’s Lynn’s Hanseatic connections, will guide us in Boston, which was also a Hanseatic port. We will visit an archaeological dig which is seeking evidence of this connection, the Guildhall Museum and St Botolph’s Church (the stump) which both have information on the subject, as well as on the Pilgrim Fathers and the Boston Hanse group will serve afternoon tea at their base.
The total cost is £30, payable to GYLHAS via Ann Dunning at the April, May or June meetings, or posted to her at 132 Bells Rd Gorleston, NR31v6AF (contact Tel no. 01493 441878)
Coach pick ups:
Gorleston (Boots) 8.30am
Havenbridge House: 8.40am
Caister Rd/ Barnard Crescent: 8.50am
Caister Police Stn: 9am
8 June - 7pm
Sunday 22nd Sept - The 10th Cemetery Crawl
Meet at Kitchener Road Cemetery gates at 3pm. All welcome. Free and no need to book
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 email@example.com.