The Following Meetings have been Scheduled.


We hold our monthly meetings at St Martin at Palace Church.

This is the flint church in its churchyard, adjacent to the Law Courts, near the Adam & Eve PH and Wig & Pen PH.

St. Martin at Palace,  15 St Martin-At-Palace Plain, Norwich     NR3 1RW


The meetings will start at 7.30pm as usual, on the first Thursday of the month.

As usual there will be tea and coffee after the meeting, and there are two pubs nearby for those wishing to continue discussions.

There is easy car parking nearby. Some free on street, some metered and St Helen’s Carpark has an evening charge of £1.60. The venue is a four minute walk from Tombland bus stops, down Palace Street.

The map below shows the location, the zoomable map at the bottom nearly gets the location right. ,






Thursday 1st November, 7.30

Norwich a City Built on Wool by Joy Evitt, Chair of the Costume & Textile Association and Author and Vice President of the C&TA  Helen Hoyte MBE

Joy and Helen are members of the Norwich Costume & Textile Association and will be talking to us about the development of Norwich textiles from its earliest days. At the end of the talk there will be an opportunity to look closely at some examples of the textiles made in Norwich


Thursday 6th December, 7.30

Society AGM - Followed by a Presentation on a topic of interest.

Please take this as formal notice of the AGM. Agendas and other papers will be emailed shortly before the meeting and copies available on the night. If any member wishes advance copies would they please contact the Secretary.

After the meeting we hold a social event so contributions  of snack type food or drinks are welcome to add to coffee and biscuits.


Thursday 3rd January 2019 at 7.30

Members night - always popular, always interesting

 - 5mins to 20 mins presentations from Society Members - Please let the Chairman know so space for you can be reserved, or turn up and take your turn if space available.


Thursday 7th February at 7.30

Meeting subject to be confirmed - please see website or email for update. There will be a meeting


Thursday 7th March at 7.30

What was the extent of and what were the influences on industrial activity in nineteenth-century Norfolk and its market towns? by Adrain O’Dell


Thursday 4th April at 7.30

Speaker to be confirmed, there will be a meeting


Thursday 2nd May at 7.30

The British Xylonite Company – the first 50 years by Richard Truswell

The talk will cover the origins of Parkesine (1862), Xylonite (1868) and Celluloid. The British Xylonite Company, Homerton (1877), Brantham before the arrival of the British Xylonite Company, The choice of Brooklands Farm and the move to Brantham (1887)Life for employees relocating from Homerton to Brantham, The Xylonite manufacturing process and the associated services, Xylonite products,  and Company expansion


Past meetings are listed elsewhere on this site.

As always the Chairman welcomes suggestions of speakers. If you know anyone or have heard a good relevant talk please let him know.


If you can give a talk of interest to our members please get in touch with our chairman. He would particularly like to hear of members who can make a presentation to the Society, be it for a full evening (an hour to a maximum of hour and a half) or just 10 minutes on a members night.

Reasonable expenses and agreed fees are paid  to speakers (or nominated good cause). (Download notes for Speakers Here)


You can contact us using the form on the Contacts page




Church where meeting is held shown in red

and nearby parking by white P on blue.


There is also parking by the nearby public houses.


The larger P shows the Jarrold owned St Helens Wharfe carpark which was £1.60 evening charge.


See below for a Google zoomable map