Aylsham Heritage Centre

Events continue in May with our annual series of talks, with a huge variety of subjects for all. All talks start at 7pm and cost £4 per person. To book a place visit  www.aylshamheritage.com

Wednesday 16th May  7pm  £4

What do terms such as Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism mean? 

This talk will illustrate and discuss a wide range of styles adopted by painters and ask what makes them distinctive. The talk will be of special interest to art enthusiasts and practising artists.

Wednesday 23rd May  7pm  £4

The story of a solo cycle ride from Lands End to John O’Groats and the people and cakes encountered on the way!

Lady Aylsham

We are also looking forward to the school half term already and we are on the hunt for budding detectives who can help poor Lady Aylsham discover the identity of a thief who has stolen all her treasures!

Solve all the clues to discover “Whodunnit”! Pop in to the centre any time on Wednesday 30th May between 10.30 and 3.00 to play.  Have fun, solve the clues and learn a little more about the history of the town along the way!  £5 per team – suitable for ages 6 +. Which team will solve the puzzle in the quickest time?

We are in the process of uncovering the secrets of a WW1 diary which is on loan to the Heritage Centre.

The diary covers the experiences and day to life of a young man serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1918. The year starts with a description of his 21st birthday celebrations, which sit incongruously amongst descriptions of the shelling and Turkish gunfire happening all around him.  His duties included digging latrines, working in the  cookhouse, and gathering wounded soldiers. We are not yet sure of the young man’s name, but we think he came from the Muswell Hill area. The diary will be on display in the centre in the next couple of weeks and we hope to put some of the entries online too. Thanks go to Clive Ashwin and Nigel Roberts for their help with this project.