409, 2019

Membership Renewal

Hopefully, you have received a copy of the latest journal with a membership renewal form.  It would help us greatly if you could return the form to our Membership Secretary well before the Annual General Meeting on 3 October.

1107, 2019

Gunton’s Water-Powered Sawmill

All welcome:  Friday, 13 September at 7:30pm in Buxton Village Hall, NR10 5 JE.  (Opposite Buxton Church with onsite parking.)

Admission £3 at the door.

The Bure Navigation Conservation Trust & the Aylsham Local History Society are jointly hosting an illustrated talk by Russell Yeomans on the historic water-powered sawmill on the Gunton Park Estate and other watermills on the River Bure.

1604, 2019

HUMPHRY REPTON & THE PICTURESQUE: Arguing about landscape in Georgian England

Speaker:  Tom Williamson

Friday, 10 May 2019 at 7:30pm in Aylsham Parish Church

Free entry (donations welcome).  Wine & refreshments served before and after lecture.

Tom Williamson is the Professor of Landscape History at the University of East Anglia.  He is well known for his informative and lively talks and workshops on all aspects of landscape history.  He hosted an interesting workshop about Humphry Repton’s work as part of the Repton200 Festival last year.  He recently co-edited the Norfolk Gardens Trust’s book, Humphry Repton in Norfolk.

2201, 2019

New Website

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

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2201, 2019

New Publication – Aylsham Public Houses

The history of pubs in a north Norfolk town is explored in our newest book which was launched in November 2018.

The Aylsham Local History Society has produced ‘A New History of Aylsham Public Houses’, covering all the known and many newly discovered sites of licensing premises in the town, including alehouses, beer houses and inns. The book is a revision of the work published by Elizabeth Gale in 2001 and also looks at the important role of women in the business.

Photos from our Hindringham Hall trip…

Photos from our Ely visit…