Suffolk Heraldry Society


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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR 2018

All Meetings, other than those for St. George's Day and for the A.G.M., will be held at THE FRIENDS' MEETING HOUSE, ST. JOHN'S STREET, BURY ST. EDMUNDS. The Thursday Meetings in March, November and December will commence at 2.00p.m.; the remainder at 2.30p.m. The Saturday Meeting, on 16th June, will also begin at 2.30p.m. The St. George's Day Lunch is scheduled for 12.30p.m., and the A.G.M., for 11.30a.m.

8 March             "BASIC HERALDRY". GERRY DE ROEPER

8 March             "St. Katharine's Monastic Foundation, London". DR. ANDREW GRAY

12 April              
TRAINING DAY, led by MR. GERRY DE ROEPER

Saturday
21 April              
St George’s Lunch at The Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket. 12.30pm for 1pm.

10 May               "The Naunton Shield, Letheringham". BOB ELLIOTT                              

14 June                 "Guillim to Boutell"(The Chaudri Lecture). JOHN TITTERTON

Saturday
16 June                
"The Clarion's Tale" PROF. DENIS PICTON & DAUGHTER

12 July                 Society Visit to CHRISTCHURCH MANSION, IPSWICH

13 September      T.B.A. or MEMBERS' SESSION

Saturday
13 October         Annual General Meeting, The Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket.                                                        "The History, Purpose and Role of the Heraldry Society" JOHN TUNESI


8 November        "The Gunpowder Plotters - Gentlemen All". MARTIN GOLDSTRAW

13 December       "FESTIVE SESSION" Social, Displays, Book sales

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EVENTS HELD IN 2017

"A display of heraldry - it's uses in domestic buildings"

St George’s Lunch

"Ancient Heraldry" 

"You can't argue with the dead - funeral heraldry and family legend"

"Tudor Peerages in the Adlington Roll"

"HERALDRY THEN AND NOW" - 40th anniversary

Visit to St Michael's church, Framlingham

AGM - Sir Henry Bedingfeld "The College of Arms"

"Heraldry in Norfolk and Suffolk gentry families"

Festive Meeting

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EVENTS HELD IN 2016

Arms of the Hervey family members not buried at Ickworth - Bob Elliott

St George’s Lunch

"Heraldic Seals of Railway and other companies" - Peter Durrell 

"Heraldic Nuggets found in a Long Melford house" - work in progress by members

Guided tour of Queens, Peterhouse and Corpus Christi Colleges in Cambridge

Visit to St Mary's church, Polstead and St Mary's Preston

"Heraldry of Cambridge Colleges" - David Broomfield

AGM - Sir Henry Bedingfeld "The College of Arms"

"Heraldic devices in churches" - Derek Palgrave

Festive Meeting

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EVENTS HELD IN 2015

"Agincourt" continued - David Ellis

St George’s Lunch

"The Queens of Medieval England" - Peter MacLachlan 

"Heraldry at Waterloo" by several members

Visits to Erpingham chuch, Norfolk to see exhibition

Display of Heraldry by Norfolk Heraldry Society in Erpingham church to                     commemorate the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt

"Aspects of Modern Heraldry" - Gerry de Roeper

AGM - "The origins of Heraldry and the Crusades" - Dr Paul Fox

Practical Session for Members

Festive Meeting

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EVENTS HELD IN 2014

"The last three Queens of Henry VIII" - Gerry de Roeper

"Royal Air Force Heraldry" - Peter Durrell

St George’s Lunch at The Regency Hotel 

"The ancient carved arms in Westminster Abbey" - Robert Turner

Exhibition at St Edmundsbury Cathedral celebrating the meeting of Magna Carta barons in 1214

Visit to Ickworth church

"The Cathedral Tower" - Horry Parsons

AGM - "The Imperial Arms of Queen Elizabeth 1" - Dr Oliver Harris

"Agincourt " - David Ellis

Festive Meeting

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EVENTS HELD IN 2013

Revision session using Papworth, Corder etc - Gerry de Roeper

“The de la Poles and Wingfield - Robert Elliot

"The Pettus family of Norfolk and Suffolk" - Tony Sims 

St George's Dinner

Visit to Sandringham House

Visit to Wingfield

"Assumed, Attributed and Acquired" - Fred Rapsey

AGM - “If not King of France, then King of England” - Dr Andrew Gray

“Queens of Henry VIII ” - Gerry de Roeper

Festive Meeting


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EVENTS HELD IN 2012

“Heraldry in and around Felixtowe” - Prof. D Picton 

“Railway Heraldry- Peter Durrell

"The Differencing of Arms" - P. MacLachlan. 

Exhibition of the work of the Society in St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Members Meeting - Visitors welcome

Visit to Ely Cathedral and guided tour

Her Majesty's  Diamond Jubilee Celebration Dinner

AGM - “The Arms of  the Speakers of  the House of Commons” - Robert Harrison

“Aspects of Street Heraldry” - Mrs Diana Silk

Festive Meeting

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EVENTS HELD IN 2011

“Street Heraldry in Suffolk ”.  Mr P macLachlan, Prof. D Picton & Dr G Heathcote

Visit to see the restored hatchments at All Saints church, Sudbourne.

St George’s Day Dinner at The Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket. 

“Heraldry and Children” - Mr F.R.G.J. Rapsey  

Members Meeting - Visitors welcome

Visit to Norwich Cathedral and guided tour by Norfolk Heraldry Society.

"A Voyage of Discovery" -  Ms Marion Chapman

AGM - “Bastards and Heraldry” - Mr Steven Slater.

“Heraldic Beasts” - Mrs Chloe Cockerill, M.B.E.

Festive Meeting

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EVENTS HELD IN 2010

Visit to Oxburgh Hall conducted by Mr Henry Paston-Bedingfield, York Herald

'At Home' wine and cheese evening for Members and invited guests                                  

Visit to IpswichRecord Office conducted by Mr John Blatchly

"The new tower ceiling at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral" Mr Peter Durrell

AGM Speaker : Sir Conrad Swan, KCVO "The Serene Commonwealth of Poland/Lithuania" 

Festive meeting at The Institute Woolpit
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