Suffolk Heraldry Society

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Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 2.30 p.m. in The Garden Room of the Quaker Meeting House, St John's Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SJ.
This is next door to the Library, entrances from St John's Street or St Andrews Street North (disabled access). 1 minute from the bus station, 2 minutes from St Andrews Street car park and 7 minutes from the railway station.

9 March             "A display of heraldry - it's uses in domestic buildings". Edward                            Martin

13 April              
"Ancient Heraldry". Roger Fouracre

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

11 May               "You can't argue with the dead - funeral heraldry and family legend".                                   Dr Andrew Gray                             

8 June                 "Tudor Peerages in the Adlington Roll". John Titterton

Saturday 27 May - Sunday 4 June "HERALDRY THEN AND NOW" - 40th anniversary exhibition in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

17 August             2pm to about 4.30pm Visit to St Michael's church, Framlingham to                                            examine the heraldry of three table tombs. No charge but donations                                           would be appreciated

14 September      "Heraldry in Norfolk and Suffolk gentry families". John Tunesi.

14 October         Annual General Meeting, The Cedars Hotel, Needham Road, Stowmarket,                                    IP14 2PJ. 11am. "Art and heraldry relating to the Magna Carta in the                                         Houses of Parliament". Robert Harrison.

9 November        "The Value of Heraldry to the Family Historian". Derek Palgrave at 2pm

14 December       Festive meeting start at 2pm



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



"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



"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


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


“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



“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


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