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Walsingham History Society 2020 talks cancelled

September 17th, 2020

We are sorry to announce that our next series of talks for October, November and December 2020 has been cancelled, due to the concerns of the committee over the resurgence in the numbers of people affected by the Corona Virus, Covid 19.

We look forward to re-starting our talks in March 2021 with the previously advertised

“What the Victorians threw away”

a talk given by

Dr Tom Licence of the UEA

Tim McDonald, Scilla Landale, Brian Landale

Towards a history of Walsingham: September

September 17th, 2020

September events extracted from the late Howard Fear’s “Towards a History of Walsingham”

1272. Citizens and monks in riotous conflict at Norwich. Henry III reached the city on September 10 to make judgements, later travelling to Walsingham, reached on September 26.

1309. Ricardus de Walsingham was one of the knights of the Shire for the County of Norfolk in the king’s parliaments in 1309, and in 1312/’13 and twice in later 1313 (July and September).

1482. Edward IV again in Walsingham. On his mid-September visit he was joined by Lord Howard, who accompanied him on a progress through Norfolk and Suffolk. (more…)

Towards a History of Walsingham

September 4th, 2020

August dates from “Towards a History of Walsingham” by the late Howard Fears.

Howard Fears M. Phil, MA, Walsingham’s resident historian died on 13th April 2020, aged 91. He was a stalwart member and instigator of the village history society, and has left a large number of files of his research to the society.

This is the first instalment of a series: beginning with August, some significant dates in Walsingham History.


History Society Talks cancelled

March 26th, 2020

Due to the Corona Virus restrictions, both the April (Hempton Priory with Matt Champion) and May (Norfolk Wool Trade with Joy Evitt) meetings are cancelled.

We will endeavour to get the talks rescheduled in our Autumn/Winter programme.

Tim McDonald

The Walsingham Bible: talk by Conservator Kristine Rose-Beers

October 18th, 2019

On Monday 28th October, Kristine Rose-Beers, Senior Conservator at the Chester Beatty Library spoke on  ‘The Walsingham Bible’ at the Parish Hall.

The bible was made at Walsingham Priory in the 12th century, and is in the collection at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin.

The Walsingham Bible is an impressive example of Romanesque manuscript illumination, and one of only two books to survive from the library of Walsingham Priory in Norfolk, England.
A rare example of the magnificent large bibles commissioned in the 12th century, Kristine’s talk concentrated on the materiality of this stunning manuscript—that is the way in which it was made, and the evidence of its lifetime as preserved in its pages today.

Kristine explained what is known of the bible to date; there is scope for deeper research to be done on it.

You can visit the Bible on the web: the pages have been fully digitised and can be seen on the Chester Beatty Library website.

Walsingham History Society talks programme 2019/2020

October 18th, 2019

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at the Village Hall, Wells Road, Walsingham NR22 6DJ

October, November, December 2019; March, April, May 2020

Members £2; Non Members £4. All welcome.

Thursday 7th November Ruined Churches in North Norfolk, by Clive Dunn

Thursday 5th December Crabs, Cliffs and Coasters, by Philip West


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