Martham Local History Group: Current Programme

Current Programme (right)


Previous Programme - talks, walks and visits   

For over ten years the MLHG have enjoyed over 54 talks, 23 visits and taken part in many guided walks and undertaken many projects.  Almost all of these have been written up by members and can be found on other pages of this website.

For previous talks click here.

For previous visits click here.

For our many projects and investigations look at these pages.

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Programme for 2021


Neil Storey:  'Ghost hunter's guide to Norfolk',
Tuesday 19 October 2021, at Methodist Church, Martham, 7.30pm
Neil is one of our most popular speakers.  This will only be the second meeting of 2021 in the Methodist Church, Martham, but it is sure to be excellent. 
There will be a limited number of seats available because of Covid restrictions. 
If you would like to come please phone Pat on 01493 749775 to book.
Seats will be reserved on a first come first served basis.  We are sorry, but if you arrive for the talk without having booked we will not be able to admit you.

Guided walk 4 with Ann Meakin.  Tuesday 12 October and Monday 18 October at 10am.  Meet at Martham Church Car Park.  Please let Ann know which dates you would like to come.  Free to members. 
Contact Ann at
Route: over Thunder Hill to the river via Mustard Hyrn to look at the effects of the Enclosure on that area, returning along Ferrygate Lane.  It may take up to two hours.

Recent activity:

AGM – Tuesday 21st September followed by William Buck ‘Ludham Airfield 1941 to 1946’

Tuesday 17 August:
Waterways Walk led by Janet Edwards, at 1.30pm or 4pm.  Report on the Waterways walks on the visits pages.

‘Exploring Historic Winterton’ 
Tuesday 22nd June 7.00 p.m.
 We assembled at the church for a talk and then were guided round old and modern Winterton.  Report on visits page or here.

Online Zoom talks
March - our first online talk was given by Neil Storey on Tuesday March 16th at 7.30pm
on War along the Norfolk CoastThe report on it is here.

April - the second online talk was given by Dr Andrew Tullett on Norfolk Village Signs on Tuesday 20th April and the report is to be found here.

May - the third online talk was given by David Berwick, Treasures and curiosities in some Norfolk churches on Tuesday 19th May and the report is to be found here.

This year we may also run some guided walks with Ann Meakin.

a series of history walks using old maps and historical information

Do you ever wonder why certain tracks and paths exist, or how the Enclosure of 1805-12 altered the landscape of Martham?  This is an opportunity to find out.

The walks must be booked in advance. They will be between two and three miles in length and we will walk at about two miles an hour. They will start from places where you can park and will begin at 10.30 in the morning.  Sturdy shoes will be needed.  When they are planned they will be highlighted here.  If you need to know more, contact

Other walks of interest without a guide can be found here which is our history trail, and here, which is a set of historical footpaths complete with photos and description.