The Breckland Society Programme of Events

The Society organises a varied programme of events throughout the year. For further information please email

For ongoing projects, please visit our Projects page.

The Breckland Society also produces a quarterly newsletter, which is sent free to all members and includes information on recent and forthcoming events. You can view and download archived issues here.

Please note that where there is a charge for an event you are asked to reserve your place by sending payment to the secretary at Beck Springs, Beckett End. Foulden. Thetford. Norfolk. IP26 5AF

Nonmembers are charged at a slightly higher rate to cover a temporary insurance cover for the event.

or by bank transfer to Lloyds bank Sort Code: 30 – 92 – 88 Account number: 01482457                              (please notify the secretary if you pay directly to the bank)


Programme of Events for 2018

    PLACES MUST BE BOOKED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE. Either by cheques to the Secretary or by bank transfer to Lloyds Market Place, Dereham NR19 2AT

Account No. 01482457

Sort Code 30.92.88

If you use the latter method please inform the secretary that this is what you have done

Friday 26th October   7.30pm Visit and talk at the Ancient House Museum Thetford

A private view of the special exhibition held to mark the 125th anniversary of the death of the last Maharajah of the Punjab and erstwhile resident of Elveden Hall.

Places strictly limited and must be booked in advance; members £5, non-members £8, to include refreshments.

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life

Friday 16th November 7.30pm “The Most Secret Place on Earth –  a talk by local author Roger Pugh     about the 1916 tank training area at Elveden” 

To be held at the Engine House Brandon Park.

Members £5, non-members £8, to include refreshments.

Saturday evening 21st December Xmas event  

at Saham Toney Old Rectory to include seasonal refreshments and in-house entertainment

Events for 2019

Tuesday the 11th June at say 18:30 Visit to Marham House               by courtesy of Sir Jeremy and  Lady Sarah Bagge

Friday 13th September 7.30pm  

Talk by  Rik Hoggett (ex Suffolk CC archaeologist and a member of the JBS editorial panel) on M.R. James’s East Anglian connections and influences, which he’s currently researching, and would take in Livermere, Bury St Edmunds abbey and the excavations of the abbots’ tombs, as well as the wider influences of East Anglia’s landscape and history on MRJ’s academic work and ghost stories.

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To be held at the Engine House Brandon Park.


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