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Next Meetings

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These are the next meetings of the Harleston and District Historical Society .

Harleston and District Historical Society meet in St John's Church on Broad Street on the second Thursday of each month.

​Meetings start at 2:00 pm and last about two hours.  They usually consist of a speaker on an aspect of local, regional or national historical interest.

Refreshments are available.

  • Norfolk in the Stagecoach Age
    Norfolk in the Stagecoach Age
    Thu, 11 Jul
    St Johns Church
    11 Jul 2024, 14:00
    St Johns Church, Broad Street, Harleston IP20 9AZ
    11 Jul 2024, 14:00
    St Johns Church, Broad Street, Harleston IP20 9AZ
    The early 19th century was the golden age of the stagecoach, often romanticized in Dickensian Christmas scenes. Whip-cracking drivers, blunderbuss wielding guards and, of course, the gentleman highwayman, are all part of the accepted picture, but what was coach travel really like during this period?
  • Speed Antiques
    Speed Antiques
    Thu, 08 Aug
    The Cap
    08 Aug 2024, 19:00
    The Cap, 23 The Thoroughfare, Harleston IP20 9AS
    08 Aug 2024, 19:00
    The Cap, 23 The Thoroughfare, Harleston IP20 9AS
    Do you remember, 'Going for a Song'? This will be the updated Harleston version. Speed dating but with mystery objects. Can you guess what they are?
  • The Magical Protection of Buildings
    The Magical Protection of Buildings
    Thu, 12 Sept
    St Johns Church
    12 Sept 2024, 14:00
    St Johns Church, Broad Street, Harleston IP20 9AZ
    12 Sept 2024, 14:00
    St Johns Church, Broad Street, Harleston IP20 9AZ
    Belief in magic and particularly the power of witchcraft was once widespread in popular culture; people created and concealed objects to protect themselves from harmful magic.
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