First of all, thank you to Dr Elizabeth McDonald for her talk He Loves Me, He Loves Me not, the First Valentine’s Letter, and apologies to all those who had booked but were unable to join. There is good news though, see below.
We’ve got two online events for you this month on March 13th and March 20th.
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not redux
On March 13th Elizabeth has very kindly agreed to repeat her He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not talk so that those who couldn’t join last time will be able to join us this time. We’re still not exactly sure what the problem was last time but it seems to have been something to do with Teams, so this time we’ll be using Zoom which we all feel a bit more comfortable with. Of course, anyone who didn’t book last time but would like to hear this talk can book a free ticket too. There’s a link to our Eventbrite page here.
The Folklore and Archaeology of Historic Buildings – James Wright
On March 20th we’re very pleased to welcome archaeologist and author James Wright of Triskele Heritage on Medieval Building Myths – The Folklore and Archaeology of Historic Buildings. James will be looking at some of the most common misconceptions surrounding historic buildings. Stories of secret passages, yarns that spiral stairs in castles turn one way to advantage right-handed swordsmen and tall tales of ships timbers in pubs. The legends are outlined, the origins of the myths are explained and the underlying truth behind each story is revealed. James’s talk will give us a broader and deeper understanding of mediaeval buildings and bring us just that little bit closer to their former occupants.
Tickets for this event will be £3.00, bookable on our Eventbrite page here.
Stories from the Old Ground
Our project on the old ground at Bungay Cemetery is ticking along in the background, with our introductory meeting scheduled for late May. We hope there’ll be something for everyone in this project, as it will include fieldwork, desktop research and virtual, or hopefully real, visits to records offices and libraries. There’s more about the project here, please drop us an email if you’d like to get involved.
Header picture: James Wright