Barham Downs

History Society







Our next meeting is on Wednesday 13th December. It will be our annual members and friends Christmas Social including the "Bring and Share" supper and our traditional quiz.

Yet again Cynthia (831541 / and Jill (832135 / have kindly offered to do the organising, for which we are ever grateful, so do get in touch with them sooner rather than later if you wish to come along (also to agree your contribution, so that we avoid having an oversupply of any particular item). It would also be a great help if you would let them know if you have booked in and then are subsequently unable to come.

The last of our open committee meetings before Christmas will be on Monday 27th November at Barham Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. Our thanks go to those who have already attended, as they have made a valuable contribution to our thinking. Any member will be very welcome to come along to these meetings and observe or give ideas about anything to do with the society.

With regard to the Church Group, we have now not only located the “White Book” but Tony Smith has photographed the entire contents, which provides a fascinating look at some of the history of St. John the Baptist at Barham. There is still some work to be done on it, but it will be highly valuable in looking at aspects of the history and workings of the church. Once we have arranged matters with the church, we hope to fully analyse these records and make them available for study.

For your diaries the January meeting is on Monday 15th Jan.