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Talks & Walks

Throughout the year we have a programme of events comprising both Talks and Guided Tours.

Programme of Events for 2024

There is a modest charge of £4 per head for each event, except the walk on 6th September which is part of the Heritage Open Day.

Friday 23rd February
Talk: ‘Kett’s Heights.’ John and Vanessa Trevelyan
St Andrew’s Centre, Thunder Lane
Friday 12th April
Talk: ‘Exploring Thorpe St Andrew history at the Norfolk Record Office.’ Victoria Draper
St Andrew’s Centre, Thunder Lane
Thursday 30th May
Talk: ‘Sister Monica and her time at Coonoor 1914-1918.’ Dale Wiseman
St Andrew’s Centre, Thunder Lane
Sunday 21st July
Guided Walk: ‘Thorpe Woods and Plantations.’ Nick Williams
Woodlands Crescent. Booking required.
Sunday 11th August
Talk: ‘The view from the River Green in the late 19th century.’ Joanna Barker
River Green. Booking required.
Friday 6th September
Guided Walk: Dr Hills, the Thorpe Asylum and Beyond, 1861-1915. Dale Wiseman
Northside, Yarmouth Road. Booking required – click here to book place (when bookings open on Heritage Day website)
Friday 13th September
Talk: ‘The Thorpe Rail Disaster of 1874 – 150th Anniversary.’ Phyllida Scrivens
St Andrew’s Centre, Thunder Lane
Saturday 14th September
Guided Walk: ‘The Thorpe Rail Disaster 1874.’
Meet at cemetery on Yarmouth Road. Booking required.
11.00am & 2.00pm
Friday 25th October
Talk: ‘John Harvey and Thorpe Lodge.’ Nick Williams
St Andrew’s Centre, Thunder Lane

Please note: the number we can accommodate on some events is limited, so booking is necessary.

Book by contacting Nick Williams via email at Payment will be collected on the day.

Booking for the walk on 6th September should be done via the Heritage Day website.

Booking is not necessary for the talks at the St Andrew’s Centre – just turn up.