MEMBERS PROGRAMME 2013
Wednesday 29 May 2013, 6.30 for 7.00pm startSociety's Annual General Meeting
Unitarian Meeting House
(Please note the changed venue this year)
Includes an illustrated talk by Sheila Reed,Public Services Manager at the Records Office.Sheila will be talking about the valuable workof the Records Office, and some of thetreasures it contains.
'The Influence of the Magna Carta on the US Constitution'Wednesday 19 June 2012 at 2pm, A talk by Col James M Durant IIIDirector of Legal Services US Air Force - Europe
In The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds
Sealed in 1215 the Magne Carta formed the basis of American law back in the days of the Founding Fathers. The US Constitution is a living document open to change and has been amended over the centuries to cope with matters like votes for women, the prohibition of liquor, the right to council and trial, double jeopardy, habeas corpus and the abolition of slavery. Colonel Durant takes us through some of the major changes and how the Magna Carta has been influential.
ENTRANCE IS BY TICKET ONLY - available from The Toutist Information Office, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds.Tickets are free to members of the Society, and £5 to non-members (with priority given to members)
Wednesday 3 July 2013 - Hidden London and the Regent's CanalCoach departs Ram Meadow Car Park at 07.30am (please arrive by 07.15am)
Explore the corner of London left untouched bythe Great Fire of 1666. Take a gentle walk fromAldersgate to the Newgate. Visit the beautifullyrestored Smithfield for lunch.Board a boat atLittle Venice for a tour of the Regent's Canal,with tea at Camden Lock.We head for home at 4.45pm
Cost is £35 for members onlyBooking form in the Spring edition of theSociety Review
Wednesday 4 September 2013 - Hengrave Hall Tour and Reception
A guired tour of the lovely, and recently renovated Hengrave Hall. An outstanding Tudormanor house built between 1525 and 1538 by thewealthy merchant Thomas Kytson the Elder. Thehouse is a rare example of a dwelling built aroundan enclosed courtyard with a great hall. It wasconstructed with stone from the dissolved IxworthPriory and with Woolpit white bricks
The tour will be followed by a reception with drinksand nibbles.
Cost £12 for members (£18 for non members) - 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start - finish around 9.30pmBooking form in the Spring edition of the Society Review.
Saturday 14 September 2013 - Talk by Martyn Taylor 'Have You Noticed?'Quaker Meeting House, St John's Street - 10.30am to 11.30am
Martyn is a local historian and Green Badge Guide.He will give an illustrated talk on some of the quirkier,strange and downright obscure items of historicalinterest that Bury St Edmunds has to offer.
This is a Bury St Edmunds Heritage Week EventPlease book at the Tourist Information Officeon Angel Hill.
Thursday 10 October 2013 - Visit to Bletchley Park MuseumCoach departs Ram Meadow Car Park at 08.30am (please arrive by 08.15am)
Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire was the home,during World War II,of the UK's decryption establishment that provided invaluableimtelligence for the war effort by, famously, breaking the codes forthe Enigma and Lotenz machines.
Our tour will include the Colossus and Tunny Galleries. We will haverefreshments on arrival, a buffet lunch (hopefully in our own room inthe Victorian Mansion) and 'Tea & Buns' before we depart.
Cost is £35 for members onlyBooking form will be in the Summer edition of the Society Review
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