Upcoming Events

All of our booking is done online – click HERE for details of how booking works.
Key points:
  • We add the details about each event to this page as soon as they are confirmed. So if some (sometimes most!) details are missing, it’s because we don’t have them yet … so please be patient and check back another time.
  • Booking for each event opens about three weeks in advance. As soon as the date of an event is confirmed, this page will say when booking opens.

Wednesday 18th May, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Lynford Hall estate guided walk – POSTPONED

As it is so close to the date that we have been allocated for our tour of STANTA, this walk has been rescheduled for 15th November.

Tuesday 24th May, 2.30pm – 6.00pm approximately
Tour of STANTA by coach

The Stanford Training Area (STANTA) was set up early in World War II, when almost 25 square miles of the Brecks was requisitioned for military training. Everyone living and working there was given just two weeks to leave.

The residents were never allowed to return to their homes and farms, and STANTA is still MOD property. Most of it has been untouched for the past 80 years, and it contains some of the most pristine areas of the Brecks. A tour of STANTA is one of the visits most requested by BrecSoc members.

After two years of no visits due to Covid, we are delighted that tours are now restarting. Ours will be lead by Professor Tom Williamson of UEA, one of the most eminent UK landscape historians, and the leading expert on the landscapes of eastern England.

Members only. Tickets £12.

Click HERE for full details and to book. Booking opens at 7.00pm on Tuesday 26th April.

We would have preferred an evening visit but only weekday afternoons are possible at present.

Wednesday 29th June, from 8.00pm
AGM, Foulden Village hall, followed by a Nightjar walk

September, Date TBD

A Zoom lecture by Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark on the post-mediaeval gun flint industry, in which Brandon was extremely important. Hugo is Senior Curator in Neolithic Prehistory at the National Museums of Scotland.

Wednesday 15th November, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Lynford Hall estate guided walk

A free members-only historical and nature walk around the publicly accessible parts of the former Lynford Hall estate. Led by naturalist and Brecsoc chair James Parry, who is very knowledgeable about the history of the hall and the estate, and its owners. The walk will take in the gravel pits, old mill, edge of STANTA, the arboretum and the small Catholic chapel (outside only). The event does not include access to the privately-owned Lynford Hall Hotel.

Other Events

We hope to hold a Fungus Foray, led by a local expert, in October/November.