History Society Summer Outings
by Wickhambrook History Society
During the summer the History Society went on two excellent outings with fine weather, interesting locations and good company. The first was to Lincoln Cathedral and Castle where we had guided tours by two guides who brought the past to life and spent lots of time chatting, answering questions and generally making us feel very welcome. We wished we had had more time to explore this fascinating city.
We also visited Gressenhall Workhouse and Museum of Norfolk Life. Again we were blessed with good weather, an excellent guide and a fascinating building to explore. If you think a workhouse sounds a bit grim, you would be right, but this is social history which deserves a wide audience.
The chapel, schoolroom and farm were visited too and the day finished with a trip on a horse and cart but not just any horse and cart – it was pulled by two beautiful Suffolk Punches!
Many thanks to Gillian Cooper for organising these outings.
We resume our meetings in the WI Hall in September.
Tuesday 19th September – Suffolk’s Most Famous Cavalier’ with John Sutton
Tuesday 17th October – The Suffolk Clothier in the Reign of Henry VII