After an excellent lunch at the Links Hotel in West Runton, we enjoyed an equally excellent talk by Mr James Stebbings, about the RMS Lusitania. This ship belonged to the Cunard line, and was launched in 1906. It was the pride of the Cunard fleet and in 1908 received the Blue Riband accolade for making… [Continue Reading]
February 2022 – The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster of 1874
After an excellent lunch at the Links Hotel in West Runton, we enjoyed a vivid and well-illustrated talk by the author Phyllida Scrivens. Her theme (which is also the title of her book, published last year) was “The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster of 1874”. On 10 September 1874, late in the evening, a mail train… [Continue Reading]
January 2022 – The Good Friday Agreement
Our usual excellent lunch at the Links Hotel in West Runtonwas followed by a most interesting and well illustrated talk by club member Paul Rundle, for which he was thanked by our chairman and all present. Not all members had been able to attend but nonetheless there were 29 of us there, including some new… [Continue Reading]
November 2021 – Scholars, Saints and Sinners
We were given an entertaining and informative talk by Mr Chris Armstrong, who is a Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Norwich Historical Churches Trust. His subject was “Scholars, Saints and Sinners”, and the theme was “some of Norfolk’s most colourful clergy in the 19th century”. Chris, himself from a line of clergymen, said that in… [Continue Reading]
October 2021 – Breathless in the USA
Our Secretary, Dave Vickery, stepped in at short notice to give a brief talk about a business trip to the USA in 1992, taking in meetings in Texas, California and Connecticut in the space of 4 days.
Coronavirus cancellation update
The meeting scheduled for July 2020 has been cancelled. Discussions with the hotel about resumption of meetings and the restrictions likely to be in place will take place as soon as they are ready.