Our Events

Monthly events
Our meetings are held face to face at 8pm at:
Moulsham Mill
We also Zoom our meetings. If you are a member and want to receive the Zoom meeting invitation please email our secretary. Her information can be found here.
If you need help with Zoom please scroll down this page.
Our next meeting will be held on:


1 March 2024

Cecil Hewett   Brenda & Elphin Watkin

Our future meetings will be:

12 April 2024:

Recent projects by Butler & Hegarty Architects Gary Butler


24 May 2024:

Historic Ironwork Repairs to Timber-Framed Buildings Barry Hillman-Crouch


15 June 2024:

AGM - Coggeshall Grange Barn


19 July 2024:



13 Sept 2024:



25 Oct 2024:

Anchor Beams with Needles: an East Anglian Mystery John Walker


6 Dec2024:

Members Evening

Our Day School will be held on:

29 June 2024:

Day School Maldon - The Aisled Hall Tradition: our oldest timber-framed buildings


Further information can be found here.
Our AGM will be held on 15 June 2024



Our Previous Meetings


Friday 19 Jan 2024

Wharram Percy and its buildings David Andrews & Charlotte Harding


Friday 8 December 8pm

Members’ evening


Friday 3 November 8pm

Recent research into Creeksea Place, Burnham-on-Crouch Tim Howson


Friday 22 September 8pm
17th & early 18thC buildings around Hartford, Connecticut, USA Nevan Carling 


Friday 7 July 2023 8pm.
The Bishops of London and their Palace at Southminster Hall Keven Bruce
Friday 23rd Sept 8.00pm
Jonny Garlick talking about his work for SPAB


Friday 8th July 8.00pm

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


Friday 13th May 8.00pm

The Alma – Harwich - David Martin


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 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 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 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 2023 from 10am to 4pm.
Here is the synopsis of the day.

Using Zoom


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