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


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…

Please put Monday 14 August in your diary - details to follow but will include a pub lunch - please let Sue Sharpe know if interested as if sufficient numbers we will hire a minibus for the day. We have asked Sarah Cassell who gave the recent talk on the 'Angels' to join us.


Photos from our Ely visit…