The Holt Society
Pictures of Holt

Events and Activities

Dates for your diary

Richard Jefferson
will give an illustrated talk entitled
"Early Norfolk County Maps: a Collector's journey"

on Thursday 20th February 6.00 for 6.30 - over by 8.00 pm
in the Church Hall (next to the Library) in Church Street, Holt.

Parking in the car park by the Church is £1 per hour. Take a torch to tap in your number plate!

Richard is a Holt Society member and has given us a talk already on the early Norfolk photographer WJJ Bolding. Richard was a history teacher. He has played cricket for Surrey and Norfolk and has given talks on a variety of subjects to many local historical societies. Do bring along your own maps if you wish. Richard will bring his collection and illustrate his talk with slides.

Cost for members £4.00 and non-members £5.00 including a glass of wine or a soft drink.

"Nostalgia is a Thing of the Past"

a 'Premiere' event with John Jarvis

THURSDAY 5th MARCH 2020, Community Centre Holt

Doors and bar open 6.00pm for a prompt 6.30pm start

Join us for an immersive fun evening 'time-travelling' with local cinema historian and musician, John Jarvis. This is a Holt 'Premier'! In the first part of the evening, John will be showing a treasure trove of re-discovered video recordings with Holt residents. Now skilfully edited and brought back to life again, we will hear the voices, see the characters and landmarks, and share in many of the funny, mischievous and often poignant stories. In conversation with Mary Alexander, John will explain the background, identify the characters and put them into context with video clips and photographs.

John Jarvis

During the interval, the bar will be open for alcoholic and soft drinks. In the second part of the evening, John will recreate an imaginary stroll down 'old' New Street - using webcam footage to identify the location of old buildings and businesses. Other long term local residents will contribute to these memories. In fact, we will have some former Holt 'celebrity' guests in the audience - all will be revealed on the night!

This is a community event organised by the Holt Society and everyone is welcome. Do bring photographs and memories to share. The centre and bar will be open until 10.00pm for conversation afterwards. We are expecting a large audience, so please arrive in good time to ensure a seat.

There is no charge for this event.

Annual General Meeting

Friday 3rd April 6.30pm
Holt Community Centre

Agenda papers will be distributed at the meeting

Talk: Douglas Robb, Headmaster, Gresham's School

Followed by buffet and refreshments
No booking required. No charge

Holt Society Visit

May Savidge

Ware Hall House, Wells Next The Sea
The house that moved 100 miles

Originally called Warehall House it was built for a wealthy monk in 1450 in the town of Ware in Hertfordshire. In 1965 the building came under threat of demolition to make way for roadworks and so May Savidge painstakingly demolished her house beam by beam and transported it to Wells-Next-the-Sea. Here, close to Buttlands she started the gradual rebuild. She died in 1993 but her niece, Christine Adams, spent a further 15 years completing the works. Join us to discover this great feat of determination...

Friday 15th May

Cost £10 per person to include house tour, tea and film

To book please contact Catherine Hume on 01263 715784 or
Places are limited so please book early