All Saxmundham meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month

at 2 pm at the Market Hall,

  High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AF (map)

 Other monthly meetings are held in Kesgrave,   Felixstowe  and Woodbridge.   or you can see them all by clicking here


September 2015 – June 2016

11 February

Saxmundham 2.00pm

Christchurch Mansion: the development of Christchurch Mansion, who lived there and the role of the Friends of Ipswich Museums - Erica Burrowes.

10 March

Saxmundham 2.00pm

Brussels and the EU: The Nuts and Bolts of Decision-Making: An inside, non-political look at the processes by which decisions are taken in Brussels.  The speaker, Elisabeth Sweeneyis an EU civil servant.

14 April

Saxmundham 2.00pm

The Origin and Development of Surnames: the evolution of surnames with particular focus on Suffolk names - Derek Palgrave.

12 May

Saxmundham 2.00pm

The Story of Advertising: the development of advertising from market stalls to printed advertising, including enamel signs and modern media - Stuart Bowell.


And ones you may have missed


8 October

Saxmundham 2.00pm

Aldeburgh Lifeboat: the history of the RNLI with particular emphasis on the Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station and the work carried out today - Steve Saint.

12 November

Saxmundham 2.00pm

The Truth about Climate Change: a look at some of the evidence of how the climate of our planet is changing. Should we be concerned? - John Midwinter.

14 January

Saxmundham 2.00pm

Migration – the Incredible Journey: the scientific methods revealing the mysteries of animal migration and the amazing journeys undertaken - Pete Rowberry.