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Dates for your diary

Reminiscences Repeated

We had not expected the enormous interest in Nostalgia is a Thing of the Past at the Community Centre on March 5th and regret that so many people had to be turned away after the hall had reached capacity. We are planning to repeat the main elements of the evening as soon as we can but that may be take a little time. We will give priority to those who were disappointed first time round.

After showing footage of a 1960s Holt Carnival dance, John Jarvis screened an edited version of interviews conducted in 1999 with some of the older members of the Holt community. This was followed by reminiscences from several speakers. After an interval, John presented his compilation of video sequences of New Street, combined with old photographs, to show the changes that had taken place there. Contributions from the large audience made it a very memorable evening.

Annual General Meeting

New dates will be published on the website and forwarded in the next Newsletter.

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

New dates will be published on the website and forwarded in the next Newsletter.

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