With the Covid outbreak most NIAS activities were suspended for two years.   We are very conscious of the demographic profile of our membership, and that our meeting venue does not readily enable social distancing.


We now hope to trial some meetings via Zoom, a method which has been found to be very popular avoiding as it does travelling, and enabling speakers who we would be unable to have.


We are starting off with some talks members may have heard many years ago, but since updated. These will be relaxed meetings, given by members of your committee, so members new to Zoom need have no fears.  You can log on to the meeting up to 25 minutes beforehand to have a chat etc.


Zoom Meeting

Thursday 16th June 7.30pm   _ The Industrial History of a Norwich Street - Philip Tolley


Zoom Meeting

Thursday 7th July 7.30pm  -  The Great Yarmouth Herring Fishery  -  Mary Fewster


Social Meeting

Thursday 4th August – Social event At the Wheel of Fortune, Alpington from 5pm. NR14 7NL

A fish and chip van calls at the pub from about 5.30pm to 6pm so join us for a fish supper and a chat with fellow members. The pub has an outside area with seating if the weather is good. Full details will be sent later.


Zoom Meetings will be arranged on the First Thursday evening of September and October.



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)


Note we are now also looking for speakers willing to give a presentation via Zoom


You can contact us using the details on the Contacts page.