The Following Meetings have been Scheduled.


Our monthly meetings (September to May) are usually held on the first Thursday of each month. Unless stated otherwise these meetings are held in the Stanley Cooper Room at the Charing Cross Centre, 17-19 St John Maddermarket, Norwich. All meetings start at 7.30pm.


Following the meeting coffee and biscuits and a chance to mardle.  Then some of us continue discussion in a local pub, all are welcome to join us, including our speaker if they so wish.


Please check for changes by looking at our website, especially in bad weather.

Admission is free. Visitors or prospective members are most welcome. The room has full access including a lift and toilets close by.



Thursday 4th May 2017

Understanding Norfolk Brick and Lime Kilns

Saturday 13th May 2017

A day in the Wells next Sea Area,

10.30am - Peterstone Brickworks; 1.30pm Meet at St Nicholas Church, Wells for a guided walk around the Town.

More details in the newsletter

Please let the Chairman know you intend to come.

Saturday 3rd June - 9.30am for 10am start

EERIAC Meeting, Esses -

The Annual meeting of the East Anglian Industrial Archaeology Societies -

The programme includes talks on Courtaulds in Essex, Essex Industrial Villages; visits to the Warner Textile Archive and Silver End 20th century factory village. More details with newsletter.

Thursday 7th |September 2017

Caleys before Mackintoshes - "from mineral water to chocolate with added cider" - by Philip Tolley   -   A special talk for Heritage Week

A J Caley started a mineral water business in his London Street Chemists shop in 1863, he soon expanded into premises in Bedford Street, and moved to Chapelfield in 1880. In 1883 Cocoa production started, followed by Chocolate in 1886. The firms expanded in many ways, including taking over a major Norfolk cidermaker and developing milk chocolate made the Swiss way. Under new owners in 1919 expansion took place, but recession and debt led to 1933 sale to Mackintosh's. With new discoveries, and illustrated by rare photographs and advertisements and the speakers personal knowledge this talk gives a fascinating insight to a family business.

Friday 8th September

A repeat of the 7th September talk for ticket holders and members with guests

Thursday 5th October 2017

Memories of Berney Arms and Breydon Water and thier industries - Sheila Hutchinson

Sheila was born and brought up in the area, and her talk includes her personal memories and family photographs.

Thursday 2nd November 2017

"Floods in  Norfolk - A personal view" - John Ash


Thursday 7th December 2017

The Society AGM and Social

Thursday 4th January 2018

Members Night

 - 5mins to 20 mins presentations from Society Members - Please let the Chairman know so space for you can be reserved.


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).


We are able to help with the preparation of visual aids &etc.  A computer, digital projector, slide projector, overhead projector, DVD player and VHS video are all available with a wall screen given notice.


Our Guidance to speakers may assist - download from this link

You can contact us using the form on the Contacts page