The Holt Society
Pictures of Holt

Past Events and Activities

Georgian Lectures

2004Mary Alexander 'Georgian Design'
 Tony Leech 'The Flowering of Natural History'
2005Charlotte Crawley 'The Painted Face'
 Rosemary Kimmins 'Music in the Georgian Period'
2006Barbara Miller 'Georgian Norwich'
 Susanna Wade Martins 'Norfolk and the Agricultural Revolution'
2007Simon Kinder 'When Norfolk Ruled the World'
2008David Sharp 'Norfolk and Early Georgian Politics'
2009John Lines 'Robert Marsham of Stratton Strawless'
2011Jonathan Hooton 'North Norfolk Ports in the 18th Century'
 Deborah Phipps 'Georgian Costume'
2012Margaret Bird 'Farewell Pulpit'
2013Dr Andrew Macnair 'William Faden and Norfolk's 18th Century Landscape'
2014Margaret Bird 'Children and schooling in 18th-century Norfolk'
2016Dr Michael Muncaster 'John Hales of Holt: a GP and his family in the mid 19th century'
 Dr Martin Stephen'Admiral Sir Christopher Myngs: a forgotten Norfolk hero'
2017Dr Francesca Vanke 'The Paston Treasure: the story of an enigmatic 17th century Dutch painting'
 David Sharpe 'Parson Woodforde and his world'
2018Sue Smart and Elizabeth Waites 'Dissent in Holt 1670-1720: The story of two Quaker families'
 Charlotte Crawley and Simon Kinder 'Sir John Gresham: The Man, his School and his Image'
2019John Jarvis 'Holt Cinema - A Regal History'
2022Margaret Bird 'Mary Hardy's (1733.1809) Georgian Holt'

AGM Speakers

2004Ian Shepherd 'The Future of Our Town'
2005Martin Walton 'CPRE Awards'
2006Keith Entwhistle 'Ben Empson 1900-1945'
2007Tony Leech 'Looking After Holt's Green Edges'
2008Michael Brunson 'In Conversation with Steve Benson'
2009Jean Corbett - Jarvis 'Images of Holt'
2010Matthew Rice 'Norfolk - Can we keep it Special?'
2011Mary Alexander 'First Impressions'
2012DVD supplied by The Holt Museum Trust
2013Vicky Manthorpe (Secretary of The Norwich Society) 'In Conversation with Steve Benson'
2014John Roebuck 'War and war-time Holt'
2015Steve Benson 'James Olley veteran of the Crimean War'
2016Ann Farrant 'Amelia Opie: The Quaker Celebrity'
2017Richard Peaver 'Schoolboy Soldiers: the changing role of Gresham's CCF'
2018Speaker - Chris Young. Conservation, Design and Landscape Team Leader, NNDC
2019Mary Alexander. Business as Usual? Holt's changing High Street
2022Speaker: Douglas Robb - Headmaster, Gresham's School
2023Speaker: Michael Gurney DL - Former High Sheriff of Norfolk


2004Mannington Hall (Lord & Lady Walpole)
 Ludham (hosted by the Ludham Society)
2005Hunworth Hall (Henry & Charlotte Crawley)
Wymondham (hosted by the Wymondham Society)
2006Heydon Hall (Benjie Bulwer-Long)
 Aylsham Town Visit
2007Brinton Hall (Jeremy & Esme Bagnall-Oakeley)
 Kings Lynn (guided tour by The Kings Lynn Society)
 Gresham School (tour with Tony Leech)
2008Hawthorn House, Hindringham (Briony Jacklin)
 Binham Priory (guided tour with David & Maureen Frost)
 Gresham School (repeat tour with Tony Leech)
2009Visit to Holt Hall
 Bury St Edmunds (tour by Green Badge Guide)
2010Wisbech (guided by Tourist Information Centre)
 Narborough Hall (guided tour of gardens by Joanna Merrison)
2011Stroll Around Holt with Steve Bensom
 Cromer (guided tour by Andy Boyce)
 Thorpland Hall (Annabel Savory)
2012Stody Lodge (guided tour of gardens by Adele McNicol)
 Blakeney Point (guided tour with warden)
 Poppy Line Steam train Holt/Sheringham/Holt
2013Walk and Picnic on Spout Hills
 Oulton Chapel and Heydon (guided visit)
 Stroll round Holt with Steve Benson
 Oulton Hall Gardens
 Raynham Hall
 Glad About the Glaven
 Meet the Victorians
2015The Textile Conservation Studio
 Voewood Visit
 Holt Society 50th Anniversary Celebrations
2016Hoveton Hall Gardens and Estate
2017Elsing Hall
2018Langham Dome
2019Brinton Hall
 Bayfield Estate