Evening Meetings

                                are now held at:   Kesgrave Community and Conference Centre,                                                                          Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, Ipswich,  Suffolk, IP5 1JF. 

                 Starting at 19:15  -  Refreshments available during the interval


                                                             2018 Meetings

 Please note that some of the meetings are not on the third Tuesday in the month, this is because another regular user of the venue (a theatre group)requires the hall on those evenings.

                 16th January 2018 "Samuel Pepys and the making of the Royal Navy"

                                                Mark Mitchells Lecture and author


                20th February 2018 "Layer Marney Tower: past, present and future"

                                                      Sheila Charrington

          13th March 2018 "No - one ever actually ever read any of these books did they?" 

                                       John Gandy - librarian at Blickling Hall

                                 17th April 2018 "The Treasures of Ipswich"

            John Field - Conservationist and architectural and landscape historian


             15th May 2018 "Stately Homes of England - The Gentleman's Country Estate"

            Peter Lawrence - Education Tutor in Local History and Environmental Studies

                         18 September 2018  "Beatrix Potter’s Secret Code Breaker"

Andrew Wiltshire – Retired mechanical engineer and business man now an author and lecturer


                  16th October 2018 "Some Essex Country Houses and their Owners"

                      Ben Cowell - Director General of the Historic Houses Association


  27th November 2018 "Making a catalogue of Thomas Gainsborough's Paintings: the process of writing a definitive work.

         Hugh Belsey - Art Historian; for 23 years curator of Gainsborough's House in Sudbury


                                                             2019 Meetings

                                          15th January 2019 "The River Deben"

                                            Mark Mitchels - Lecturer and author.


                     19th February 2019 "The life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings"

                     Marcia Whiting - Curatorial Associate of the Munnings Museum.

                   19th March 2019 (and AGM) -  "Releasing the Sutton Hoo Story"

                   Nick Collinson - General Manager for East Suffolk National Trust.

                                      16th April 2019 " The Trinity House story"

    Karl Lumbers FNI   Younger Brother Trinity House and member of their "Ambassador team"