Celebrating the Town’s Past

The Aylsham Local History Society began in June 1984 through the enthusiasm of a group of local people with an interest in the history of this wonderful Norfolk market town. The Society arranges a diverse programme of lectures, visits and social events.

  • A series of monthly evening lectures is held during the winter months and a course of weekly lectures is arranged each Autumn, dovetailed with two series of WEA lectures.
  • Several excursions are made to augment the lectures and to visit places of historical interest. Members are also invited to a Social Event each Spring.
  • A Journal & Newsletter is issued three times a year, summarising the lectures and excursions.
  • By courtesy of the Aylsham Town Council members can also undertake research using the Aylsham Town Archive with the guidance of the Town Archivist.
The annual subscription, which includes copies of the Journal & Newsletter, is currently £10 for individuals and £15 for couples.


Latest News

New Website

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new look website. We hope you like it! Please forward [...]


Next Lecture…


October 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A talk by Matt Champion. 7.00pm for 7.30pm, Friendship Hall.


Next Event…

The Angel Tour

August 12, 2019

Please put Monday 12 August in your diary - the tour will include, Knapton, Trunch, Marsham and Banningham churches with a visit for lunch to The Banningham Crown. Please let Sue Sharpe know if interested. As the churches are relatively close we will share cars to get there. More detail to follow. We have asked [...]


Photos from our Ely visit…