Our Events

Monthly events
As a result of the Coronavirus epidemic, our meetings are currently being held on line, using Zoom. We email the membership prior to each meeting with the access instructions.
If you need help with Zoom scroll down this page.

Our current Zoom meetings

Friday 14th Jan 8.00pm:

A mid-14th century timber-framed house discovered in Barnet Lee Prosser

About a mid-14th century timber-framed house recently discovered in Chipping Barnet, North London (a taste of which can be found onhttps://youtu.be/U9YBXSS9FHk),


Friday 18th Feb 8.00pm

A Phoenix in the Waveney Valley - Rick Lewis

Revised date. Rick was unable to give this talk in October about the restoration/conservation undertaken by him of Popular Cottage, Oakley, a Suffolk Wealden house severely damaged by fire.


Friday 1st April 8.00pm

A 1291 building account for a Suffolk timber-framed building - Val Dudley

 Val Dudley will talk about her research and discovery of a rare survival, a building account for a timber-framed hall house from 1291. It contains a great deal of detail about the materials, sources and the people involved.


Friday 13th May 8.00pm

The Alma – Harwich - David Martin


Friday 8th July 8.00pm

Halls of governance & community - a spatial analysis of public buildings in late medieval Essex - Harry Platts


Friday 23rd Sept 8.00pm
Jonny Garlick talking about his work for SPAB

Our Previous Zoom meetings


Friday 3 December 8.00pm
Inscribed dates and building rituals - David Clark - Inscriberd dates and building riuals
Friday 29 October 7.30pm
AGM at 7.30pm
Monday 4 October 7pm
Joint SHBG/EHBG meeting
The widest spans: an investigation of medieval roof structures - Nick Hill     

Friday 23 July

Edward Martin - Great Bricett


Saturday 12 June

Online Day School


Friday 14 May

Philip Aitkens - The Development of the Peasant Farmhouse in High Suffolk 1300-1550


Friday 16 April

Gary Butler - the Do's and Don'ts of Repairing Floors (as in Newsletter)


Our YouTube videos of our meetings, where the presenter has agreed, can be found here.

Day School


Our day school was held on Zoom on Saturday 12 June from 10am to 4pm.
Here is the synopsis of the day.

Using Zoom


Zoom is relatively easy to use. If you have not used Zoom before, it is advisable to download the app by clicking here and then clicking on download.  This will open a box saying ‘You have chosen to open Zoominstaller.exe’.  Click open file to install.  If nothing happens, check to see if the zoom file is in your download folder. The app works better than the internet version.
It would also be helpful if you check that you have the latest version of Zoom. If you already have the Zoom desktop client installed, you can check for updates by signing into your Zoom desktop client, clicking your profile initials/picture then click check for Updates.