Brundall Local
              History Group



Our events for 2019-2020



CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19): Following government advice our talks have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Members will be informed by email of what is planned for the future.


Tickets for our evening events are available on the door, free to members, £2.50 to non-members. All events, except the June visit, take place at Brundall Memorial Hall, Links Avenue, at 7.30pm.






Past events

October:  THE HISTORY OF NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL

An illustrated talk by Jason Raper

Many famous names have trod the boards of this illustrious theatre for over 260 years.  A fascinating story of upheavals and artistic differences will unfold from its Georgian beginnings through the Regency and Victorian periods, the devastating fire of 1934 and WW2 air raids to its £10 million refurbishment in 2007 and its vibrant operation today.

 

November: THE MARINA GREAT YARMOUTH 1937-1979

An illustrated talk by Colin Miller - Bathing Beauties, Knobbly Knees and Music by the Sea

The variable fortunes of the Marina mirror those of Great Yarmouth in the struggle to retain its position as a premier UK seaside holiday resort. Colin Miller will trace the rise and fall of the theatre, the rationale and politics behind its creation and ultimate demise, and the development of its unique style of entertainment acts  which performed there during its lifetime.

January:
THE HISTORY OF NORFOLK - ON A STICK

An illustrated talk by Dr Andrew Tullett

The tradition of erecting village signs began in Norfolk. Over 500 Norfolk villages now display their ‘history on a stick’, more than any other county. In this illustrated talk, Dr. Andrew Tullett invites you to travel through time, from the prehistoric to the present-day, using images from the signs for inspiration.

February: A CONVERSATION BY THE FARM GATE

 A talk by Kevin Parfitt

Farmer and Methodist lay preacher Kevin Parfitt will bring his box of curiosities and mementos to give an insight to village life in Bergh Apton, but mainly the history of Church Farm which has been in his family for 108 years and his own home since 1949.  Although much of his land has been sold over the years due to changes in farming economics, he says: 'I can still enjoy my surroundings, whether I own the land or not.'


Our project for 2019-2020

Brundall Primary School

50th Anniversary Celebration

 

BLHG has been working in partnership with the school to mark its official opening in 1970.


BLHG researched  a series of illustrated discovery leaflets based on themes selected by the school to reflect significant trends and developments, both nationally and locally, over the past 50 years. 



Brundall Primary School Inside the new Brundall Primary School c.1970-1971