All events take place at 7:30pm in the Baptist Church, Hedingham Road, Halstead unless otherwise stated
Our programme may change at short notice due to circumstances outside our control
“An introduction to the Chelsea Physic Garden”
Dr. Christine Hodgson, who is a guide at the garden, will introduce us to its history from the foundation in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.
“The Lost Cheeses of Suffolk”
Vivia Bamford of the Sciapod Dairy in Suffolk will tell us about traditional cheese making and will be bringing some samples to taste.
Visit to RAF Wethersfield Museum
Visit to Alderford Mill, Sible Hedingham - Details to follow
Old Films of Halstead & Hedingham
Brian Day will be showing us a few of the amateur films of the area that he has been given.
Exhibition: The Photgraphs of Geoff Root - A Retrospective
To take place at The Queen's Hall, times to be confirmed.
Corsets, Crinlines & Camisoles
Frances Saltmarsh returns to tell us all about the history of underwear.
Can You Keep A Secret?
Lynette Burgess, Visitor Services and outreach Manager, will tell us the history of Bawdsey Radar and its role in WWII.
More Images Of Old & New Halstead
Followed by our Christmas drinks and nibbles!
Annual General Meeting
An Eccentric Look at East Anglia
A talk by Charlie Haylock one of Suffolk's leading entertainers. His informative and hilarious one-man shows are legendary in the county and his books have all been best sellers.
A Sailor's Life (Is a Merry Life!)
Phil Lyons returns to relate a social history of the lives of seamen in the time of Nelson, covering topics such as recruitment, food, drink, clothing, women, discipline, battle, shipwreck and survival.