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These meetings are free to members of the Society. For others there is a charge of 3. They start promptly at 8 pm in Hadleigh Old Town Hall (unless otherwise notified) and are followed by an opportunity to chat.




Summary Poster
Wed 6 Dec ‘Cakes, Ale & Partying: Feasting & Fundraising in Medieval Suffolk’.
Mulled wine & mince pies
Kate Jewell This talk traces some of the festivals which were important to medieval Suffolk communities, looking at how they celebrated them. It also discusses how one particular community used festivity to raise a huge amount of money in a time of need. PDF
Tue 6 Feb 2018 Hadleigh in the Sixties History Group    
Wed 21 Mar From Wool to Cloth Nicholas Amor    
Tue 1 May The Astonishing Gayer-Anderson Twins Wendy Barnes To all appearances, typical early-20th century upright, proper military gents, Tom and Pum’s exteriors hid two passionate and talented souls whose lives encompassed many adventures and who both devoted themselves in different ways and different countries to preserving the past. Amongst a myriad of achievements, a significant contribution to the preservation of the famous ‘medieval’ village of Lavenham is one of the longest surviving.  
Wed 13 June AGM      
Tue 7 Aug Paston Letters Mark Mitchells    
Wed 3 Oct History of Suffolk Farmsteads Philip Aitken    
Tue 4 Dec History of Hadleigh Trade and Industry Roger Kennel    

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