We hold meetings on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 7-30pm unless otherwise stated in the Alpington & Yelverton Village Hall , the other months are Steering Committee meetings.
Members pay an annual subscription of £9.00 and non-members £3.00 per visit
Some meetings will have a speaker and the January meeting is traditionally a “ Mardle “ evening.
The benefits of becoming a member are – Subsidised outings every July. Bi-Monthly newsletters. Occasional publications of the results of our research –
Past presentations have included ……………………
Incumbents of St. Marys Church from 1314 to the present day (with some surprises ).
The Russion Immigrant who emigrated from Czarist Russia to Australia, fought for Australia in WW1, badly wounded and blinded, found love in London and made his home in Alpington, and his descendants who still live in the area.
Our members are actively collecting information and photographs, they are compiling stories of village life, hopefully to be published before the turn of the 21st century for inclusion in ” The book of Alpington & Yelverton,” ………………………………why not be part of it.
VISITS – Strangers Hall. Beccles Museum. North Walsham & Dilham Canal.
The Norfolk Record Office. Wymondham Museum. Walk round alpington & Yelverton with an Historian.
TALKS & PRESENTATION – Changing Farm Practices. Clay Pipes. The History of Parish Churches. Local Footpaths.
Bergh Apton’s Local History. Stones,Quarries & Masons. The Salthouse Project. Yelverton Church & Cedar House.
Archive Films. Place Names in East Anglia. Metal Detecting. Archaeology. Bletchly Park in WW11,
Panhard et Levassor Vintage Car. Norwich Shawls. Social History of Gardens. Medieval Churches of Norwich.
WINTER “MARDLE EVENINGS at the PUB.. – The Kitchen of Yesteryear. History of the Wheel of Fortune. Memories of WW11.
History of Cherrywood.
CHURCH MEADOW RESEARCH
We propose to record Church Meadow from a time when it was just a field to the present day. It is important to record History as it happens and while people are still alive to share memories as well as tangible evidence such as photos. Members are urged to ask friends and acquaintances who live or who have lived in Church Meadow to start thinking about the early days and to write down anything that might help us build a complete picture. We will be circulating a ‘prompt sheet’ to all houses in Church Meadow, Priory Close and St Mary’s and inviting all residents to this meeting where wine and nibbles will be provided.
We have researched all the young casualties listed on the memorial inside the Church and their family details.
The Book of Remembrance can be seen under the memorial.
At the 100th anniversary of the war the Roll of Honour was updated with the missing soldier Private William J Burrows, North Staffordshire Regiment . As he died on August 1st, 1920 aged 21 he was not on the original board.