Wednesday, 17 February 2010

In days gone by

Local heritage
It was a well attended meeting in February for the Old Buckenham Social and Wine Circle. Their speaker in the Church Rooms was Cliff Amos who came to tell his audience all about the Attleborough Heritage Group – how it started and how it now has premises that are open for visitors each Thursday from 9.30am to 3.30pm. These premises are what used to be the bar of the old Station Hotel in Attleborough (or in more recent times Cliff’s own front room). The Heritage Group organises public meetings on various local history subjects and is often consulted by people investigating their family history.
As part of his talk he also showed photographs of Old Buckenham and Attleborough in earlier days. There was plenty of feedback from the audience who recognised images from their own childhoods and told stories of the mischief that they had got up to then.
The Social and Wine Circle will be meeting again on Thursday 11 March when John Lee will be giving an illustrated talk on the architecture of the seaside. This talk will start at 7.45pm in the Church Rooms at Old Buckenham and is open to anyone who wants to come along.

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