The Breckland Society Programme of Events for 2017

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


Saturday 16th December 7.00pm

Ancestral Voices. A Royal Progress

Ancestral Voices is a collaborative project between Sarah Doig, Tony Scheuregger and Jane Scheuregger. They combine their experience, skills and passions to produce some rather special and unique results. Sarah, Tony and Jane also play in Hexachordia, a trio of early music specialists who give concerts and lunchtime recitals across the country. Between them they play an array of period musical instruments.

In the summer of 1578 Queen Elizabeth the First made a progress into East Anglia. This progress had the twin objectives of showing the Queen and her court in all their splendour to the people of a hitherto unvisited part of the realm, and of reducing the pockets of Catholicism which persisted. We follow the sovereign’s eleven-week journey and recreate the sights and sounds of this spectacular event through the eyes of local people.

The performance will take place at Cockley Cley Hall PE37 8AG

by kind permission of Sir Sam and Lady Roberts

Members £12, non-members £15 in advance. £15/£20 at the door

Please book in advance via secretary.brecsoc@gmail.

Programme of Events for 2018

Friday 12th January 2018 7.00pm.

Talk by historian Ken Delve on “Romans and Britons in Norfolk”

Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle – an impressive Roman               Venta Icenorum Caistor St. Edmund

at the Engine House, Brandon Country Park. Members £5, non-members £8, to include refreshments.

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