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

                 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