Suffolk Family History Society
The April meeting of the Society was held at the United Reformed Church on Tuesday, when Neil Storey gave a chilling talk on Murder Crime and Policing in Norfolk.
The April meeting of the Society was held at the United Reformed Church on Tuesday, when Neil Storey gave a chilling talk on Murder Crime and Policing in Norfolk. This was not for the faint-hearted, as Neil's talk gave an insight into how brutal punishment was in the 18th and 19th century. The confinement of the pillory and stocks, where the punishment was not only restriction of movement but meant you had also to suffer an onslaught of rubbish thrown by the public. Neil also elaborated on famous Norfolk and Suffolk murder trials and consequent executions.
At the next meeting on Tuesday May 5 the evening will commence with the annual meeting, followed by an illustrated talk on 'Goldsmiths of East Anglia' by Mary Fewster. Mary Fewster, a former history teacher, is currently working on a PhD on East Anglian goldsmiths 1500-1740 for the Department of History at the UEA.
The Society meets on the first Tuesday of each month and has a programme of interesting speakers scheduled for the year. Non-members fee is �1.50.
For further information please contact the secretary Beryl Capps 01502 562584 or e-mail email@example.com
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Doors are open at 7pm enabling members (and non-members) to browse the extensive library of cds, books and publications available. If you are researching your Suffolk family connections why not join us. Non-members will find a friendly and helpful welcome.
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