Orford History Weekend
Orford Museum have organised a series of talks from Suffolk historians and archaeologists to be held at Butley Priory. We are offering a complimentary glass of wine on our opening night with Jack Cooke’s talk; tea and coffee will be available at our other talks (small charge). All proceeds go to Orford Museum. Tickets are limited to 60 per talk.
The programme begins on Thursday evening with Jack Cooke talking about his latest book ‘The End of The Road’.
On Friday afternoon, Dr Shelley Garland, Senior Properties Curator for English Heritage, is talking about the just-completed £1 million restoration work to Orford Castle. She is followed by Angela Care Evans speaking about the historical significance of Sutton Hoo and its links to Rendlesham.
On Saturday afternoon, Wayne Cocroft, senior archaeological investigator with Historic England, will be talking about nuclear testing at Orfordness. After him, Professor Mark Bailey will talk about the Black Death in Suffolk.
On Sunday morning, archaeologist Edward Martin is talking about Life and Death in the Bronze Age. The final talk is by Tobias Capwell, curator of arms and armour at the Wallace Collection until 2022, who will be talking about its fascinating collection.
Full details of all the talks here.