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 has been arranged for the summer of 2020 on the theme of Museum Mardles. This includes both trips to Norfolk museums and individual lectures from museum speakers.
  • 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.

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Membership Renewal

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Next Lecture…

Sir Thomas Browne

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A talk by Barbara Miller. 7.00pm for 7.30pm, Friendship Hall.

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Next Event…

Bridewell Museum Tour

April 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ALHS Summer 2020 Afternoon Series - Museum Mardles A tour with Curatorial Assistant, Bethan Holdridge, of the Bridewell Museum, Norwich

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Photos from our Hindringham Hall trip…

Photos from our Ely visit…