2021 Programme


Programme 2021* (*now amended to take account of Covid19)

Our programme has been temporarily suspended but we have a set of speakers booked and some visits planned.  As soon as we can take part in these safely we will be announcing dates and times for these.


Our first online talk will be given by Neil Storey on Tueday March 16th at 7.30pm on 

Winter walks with Ann Meakin:

a series of history walks using old maps and historical information

During the next few months - weather permitting - Ann Meakin will lead some 'Looking at the Landscape' walks in the countryside around Martham.
Do you ever wonder why certain tracks and paths exist, or how the Enclosure of 1805-12 altered the landscape of Martham?  This is an opportunity to find out.
The walks are limited to five people (plus Ann) each time, and must be booked in advance. They will be between two and three miles in length and we will walk at about two miles an hour. They will start from places where you can park and will begin at 10.30 in the morning.  Sturdy shoes will be needed.

Walk 3 will start from the Parish Church car park at 10.00 a.m.  on Thursday 3rd December, repeated on Monday 7th and Friday 11th at the same time.


I plan to walk over Thunder Hill to Cess Road, then turn left to discover what happened to two more 'smees', to discover what happened to the Poor's Allotments, to find out where we used to dump our rubbish and look at how farm buildings changed in the 19th century.  We will return along the grass path through the 'Wongs' from Cess.  The path from Thunder Hill is dry mud at present but of course that may change!

To book your place please email meakin.a@tiscali.co.uk and state your first and second choice of date and give your telephone number.

I look forward to seeing you,


If you cannot join this walk but may be interested in others, please send Ann your details so that she will be aware of your interest.

Other walks of interest without a guide can be found here:

You can find other walks described in detail with photos on these pages:

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