Friary ruins at Thetford Grammar School
Castle Rising Church
Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum, East Dereham
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December lecture

The December lecture on Great Ryburgh was so popular that it was standing room only! Luckily for those who missed out, we've uploaded a video to YouTube, which you can access here.


The Autumn newsletter is now out. Please let us know if you haven't received your copy.

2017 Excursion to Inverness

Some of Derek Leak's pictures taken during this event are now available to view online at our Facebook page. Click here to view them - you should be able to see this page even if you are not a Facebook member.

Next Summer

Council would welcome your suggestions for next year’s summer excursions – where would you like to visit that is normally closed to the public or otherwise ‘out of bounds’? Would you like the society to run day schools or other meetings in the summer? Send your ideas to our new Excursions Secretary, Margaret Gooch (

News from other groups

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Medieval Street Life - Norwich

Sunday 21st January 2018, 4:30-7:30pm. A meeting organised by the Historic Towns Trust will be held in the Weston Room, Norwich Cathedral. Two talks and a discussion will look at how medieval people worked, played and protested in the streets of Norwich. Talks will be given by James Davis on medieval street life and Derek Crosby on the 1443 Gladman Procession. There will also be discussion about the historic town atlas for Norwich. A walking tour of the town, led by Brian Ayers, is now fully booked, but to book your free place at the meeting, visit this link at Eventbrite. More details are available on the pdf flyer, available here.

Reedham Church excavations

Saturday 27th January 2018, 2–4pm, UEA Sportspark. Michael Fulford, Professor of Archaeology at University of Reading, will give a talk about the excavation work carried out at Reedham Church. The medieval church of St John the Baptist is built of re-used Roman brick and stone. Over the years there has been much speculation about the character and location of the Roman building which was robbed for the construction of the church. The function and purpose of the Reedham fortlet will be considered against the background of other mid-to-late Roman military installations in East Anglia. Cost is £4 to Caistor Roman Project members, £5 to non-members. You can book online at Eventbrite, click here for details.

Caistor Roman Project - volunteer training

CRP are offering free volunteer training for site guides in February 2018. See the Norfolk Archaeological Trust website for more details, here.

New Book

Archaeopress is an independent publisher from Oxford and we would like to bring to your attention our forthcoming title A Life in Norfolk's Archaeology: 1950–2016. Archaeology in an arable landscape by Peter Wade-Martins. This initial hardback edition, part of our 'Archaeological Lives' series, is limited to 100 copies (future reprints will be in paperback) and designed with the local community in mind. A pdf leaflet about the book, with an order form offering a 20% discount, is available here.

Events this Autumn/Winter

Winter lecture series

Most local societies have now published their lecture programmes. For details, visit the Federation of Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Organisations website.

CBA's Home Front Legacy Project

The Home Front Legacy project helps local communities find out about, and map, the remains of the First World War, and raise awareness of the wide range of archaeology that survives across the UK. To find out more please take a look at the Home Front Legacy website where you will find out all about the recording app, be able to search the sites that have been recorded so far, access useful resources, and discover all the latest news and research via our blog. When you do get involved, please share your pictures and news about what you have been doing on our social media sites.