Barham Downs History Society

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Dear All


Welcome back and we hope you had a good festive break we wish you a happy new decade.

The society’s Christmas Social was an enjoyable evening with our new version of “Would I Lie to You” proving to be a success.


To get back into the swing of the new year season we are having a film night as part of our new series about life during and after the Second World War. To start with we are looking at the 1950’s with particular reference to the Great Storm of 1953 which had an impact considerably greater than the 1987 hurricane. This will be at Barham Village Hall at 7.30pm next Monday 13th.


Our Archive Mornings are returning on Friday 31st January from 10am/Noon in the Cavalier Room at Barham Village Hall.  If you have any photos or documents which you would be happy either to donate or allow us to take a copy to help us add to our archive please bring them along or contact our archivist (John Reynolds: 830384 / Any photos which show the area or local activities are of interest, including recent ones as, after all, today is tomorrows history. As well as using these for society events and work we have used them in other activities such as giving talks to the children at the local primary school and supporting exhibitions. As always your help with this would be gratefully appreciated.


Following the success of our map night in November, and requests to take it further, the February meeting, on Monday 10th again at Barham Village Hall at 7.30, we will be looking further at the maps from our collection and other sources including the Tithe Maps. This will let us see the changes over a longer period than we did in November. The evening will be led by Andy Linklater and Celia Heritage, who has a particular expertise in the Tithe Maps.



We have been asked to let you know that the Bridge Society’s January meeting on Thursday 16th will be a talk on The Bayeux Tapestry by Imogen Corrigan who gave our October talk on The Master Masons.


Their February meeting on Thursday 20th will give those who missed our showing by Tim Jones of the film about Count Louis Zborowski a couple of years ago.


Both meeting are at Bridge Village Hall at 7.30 and cost Non Members £5 including refreshments.



David Wood