The Blakeney Area Historical Society (BAHS) in North Norfolk

The Blakeney Area Historical Society

Covering The Blakeney Haven (Blakeney, Cley, Morston,Salthouse, Wiveton) & Adjacent Hinterland   Contact Us

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Each year the BAHS organises a number of events/lectures which are open to members of the BAHS and visitors.

General Arrangements

Our meetings are open to all and typically attended by 50 to 80 members and visitors. There is an entrance charge of £3 for members and £5 for visitors. Refreshments are included although a donation is appreciated.

All monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday in the month at 7.30 pm in the British Legion Harbour Room unless stated otherwise.

Click here for the address and a map for the Harbour Room.

Car parking is free at the Hall and there is ample parking available.

We look forward to seeing you there. Please spread the word and bring your friends.

If you are a member and we have your email address then you should receive an email about each event a few days before the event. If you don't receive them and would like to please contact the membership secretary.

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For details of events and lectures held in previous years please click here.

Programme for 2017/18

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Laura Eke and the fisherman who painted in wool - A real Norfolk story



Christine Humphries

The true story of a Norfolk Fisherman and his wife. I found the story while researching my family tree.

When researching my family tree, I like to take a person and research them from birth through their lives to their death and this is what happened with the talk about Laura and John.


Tuesday 31 October 2017

William Allen, Grocer and Shipping Tycoon


Jonathan Hooton

The talk will be preceded by a short AGM


Tuesday 28 November 2017

Norfolk in WW1


Neil Storey


Tuesday 12 December 2017

Cromer and the Georgian Seaside Resorts


Melanie Hilton


Tuesday 30 January 2018

Three Short Talks


To Be Confirmed

These talks are open to all but are normally given by three members


Tuesday 27 February 2018

The story of Norfolk Wools


Roger Arguille


Tuesday 27 March 2018

Saints and their badges: pilgrim badges from Norfolk and elsewhere


Dr Michael Lewis


Tuesday 24 April 2018

Scapegoat! The Avoidable Death of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse


Dr Martin Stephen

Martin Stephen was formerly High Master of St Paul’s School and Headmaster of the Perse and Manchester Grammar Schools. He has written many books, including the Henry Gresham series and Diary of a Stroke and is an authority on the poetry of the First World War.