Susanna Wade Martins gave a lecture on Dereham and its vicar in Victorian Times to the BAHS via Zoom on 24th November 2020. Susanna has kindly allowed the BAHS to make the recording available below.
The description of Susanna’s lecture is:
The Revd Benjamin Armstrong was vicar of Dereham from 1850- 1888 and throughout this time he kept detailed diaries describing the ups and downs of his family life, social changes taking place in Norfolk towns and countryside as well as the turmoils within the Church of England. Susanna Wade- Martins is the author of a new biography of Armstrong and her lecture will explore his life, his attitude to these changes and the role he played in the life of the market town of Dereham.
The introduction has been re-recorded.