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Fascinated by a striking horse monument on his grave in Norwich’s Earlham Cemetery led author Judith Havens to research the life of John Abeland her findings were the subject of an absorbing talk to Heritage Society members at the Fairland Hall on 27th April.

Details of how to join the Wymondham Heritage Society and reports of other society meetings can be found on the museum's web site.

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About 60 members attended the monthly meeting of the Heritage Society on March 23rd when, suitably attired, Georgette Vale took on the role of Elizabeth Fry, the prison reformer, at the age of 65. Betsy, as Elizabeth was known, looked back on her life and achievements.

Details of how to join the Wymondham Heritage Society and reports of other society meetings can be found on the museum's web site.

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Thursday 26th January

The first meeting of the Wymondham Heritage Society in 2017 will be will be a social evening on the subject of family history. All are welcome (there is no need to be a member of the Society).

The meeting starts at 7:30pm at the Fairland Hall and for Society members it is free admission, for non-members the entry fee is a very reasonable £2.00.

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Plans are afoot for the Wymondham Heritage Society and Visit Wymondham to stage a re-enactment of Kett's Rebellion in 2018.

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Almost 80 members and friends of the Heritage Society were entertained with a talk by Richard Barham, the treasurer of The Round Tower Churches Society, which had been founded in 1973 by the late W.J.Goode.

Details of how to join the Wymondham Heritage Society and reports of other society meetings can be found on the museum's web site.

End of the Season

The museum is now closed for the winter and we would like to thank everyone who visited and supported us this year and hope that you found your visit enjoyable.

Over the winter, we are refurbishing the museum reception area and we will open again in March 2017 when the theme of our main display will be Lost Pubs of Wymondham.

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Thursday 27th October

The subject of this month's Wymondham Heritage Society talk is the Round Tower Churches Society.

The talk starts at 7:30pm at the Fairland Hall and all are welcome. For Society members, it is free admission, for non-members the entry fee is a very reasonable £1.50.

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We are proud to have been awarded full accreditation standard by Arts Council England (ACE) for the third time. The award is given to museums who meet standards set by ACE and is reviewed every three to four years.

The photo shows the award being presented to Pip Woodward on behalf of the museum management team by Brenda Ford, President of the Wymondham Heritage Society.
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Steam Powered Activities at the Wymondham Heritage Museum

As part of the 2016 Big Draw Festival being held over the October half-term, we are hosting two Family Big Draw sessions on Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th October from 1.30 to 3.30pm. Our theme for the sessions is STEAM and to power the event forward we are also hosting "Taming the Fiery Monster...steam trains in Norfolk", a talk by Paddy Anstey from the Mid Norfolk Railway on Wednesday 26th at 10am, a talk suitable for 7 year olds up.

All events need to be booked in advance at the museum from 10th October. Children to be accompanied by an adult at all events. Tickets for the talk are £2.00 and for the Big Draw Sessions £3.50.

Further details of these events can be found on our web site.

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About 70 members and friends of the Heritage Society were present at the Heritage Society meeting held on 22nd September in the Fairland Hall to hear a talk by William Armstrong on the history and role of the Sheriff of Norwich.

Details of how to join the Wymondham Heritage Society and reports of other society meetings can be found on the museum's web site.
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