2019 Past Events

29TH JANUARY: TALKS BY MEMBERS

Tuesday 29 January 2019 2:30pm

Venue: Cley Village Hall, The Fairstead, Cley-next-the-Sea

These talks are open to all but are given by members.

The Monement Family of Cley

Monement Family
Monement Family

F.W.Monement (1858-1943) inherited the Cley estate on the death of his uncle W.J.J.Bolding in 1899, and built The Green in 1900.

Richard Jefferson

Medieval stained glass in St Margaret’s, Cley and the Norwich school of glass

St Agatha - St Margarets Church, Cley-next-the-Sea
St Agatha – St Margarets Church Cley

Roger Bland

Norfolk’s 17th century tokens and the issues of Cley

Adrian Marsden

Tuesday 26 February 2019 2:30pm

A shortage of small change in the England of the 1650s and 1660s was solved by local traders issuing their own tokens.

These farthings and halfpennies were issued by many individuals across Norfolk, including John Wilch and Richard Shaw at Cley.

Adrian will talk about the background behind these tokens series and will look at the Cley issues in particular.

Cley-next-the-Sea Token farthing 1667
Cley Token farthing 1667

WARS OF THE ROSES AND THE PASTON LETTERS

Dr Rob Knee

Tuesday 26 March 2019 7:30pm

The Paston Letters provide a unique commentary on the Wars of the Roses at both a national and a local level.

The Letters record the changing fortunes of ‘House Paston’ as the family navigated their way through their various sieges and confrontations with the Dukes of Suffolk and Norfolk at Gresham Castle, Hellesdon Manor and Caister Castle.

What little conflict actually took place in Norfolk invariably involved the Paston Family.

Caister Castle
A View of Caister Castle

THE WARRENS OF BRECKLAND

Anne Mason

Tuesday 30 April 2019 7:30pm

Venue: Harbour Room, RBL, High Street, Blakeney

A history of 600 years of the warrening industry and the surviving archaeological evidence in the landscape.

Breckland Warrens
Breckland Warrens