This article is about the de la Poles and their connection with Hull. The author rather muddles some members of the family but there are no nasty comments about Richard III.
The Mid Anglia Group AGM took place at the Grand Old Duke of York, Ipswich on Saturday 14th November with 8 members attending.
Stephen Lark was elected as Chairman and Janine Lawrence as Secretary. Jo Larner has kindly agreed to act as Librarian and Murray Brunning is ‘Keeper of the Purse’!
Meetings for 2016 have been agreed and are as follows:
26th March – Stowmarket and Gipping Chapel
21st May – Framlingham Castle and Church
2 or 16 July – Wingfield Church and Otley Hall (In reserve Castle Rising in case the Hall is unavailable)
September – Colchester. Date TBA
19th Nov – Bury St Edmunds AGM, venue to be decided
Anyone wishing to join our Group should contact the secretary, Janine Lawrence for further details.
26 MARCH: Stowmarket Church and Gipping Chapel visit.
21 MAY: Framlingham Castle and Church visit.
July: Otley Hall visit (or Beccles and Wingfield)
10/17/24 SEPTEMBER: Colchester Castle visit
19 (20) November: AGM, Bury St. Edmunds
Spring 2017: Ely Cathedral visit
A visit to Stowmarket in March, on 12th, 19th or 26th, to include the Parish Church. We can finalise the date at the AGM.
Framlingham Castle and Church,
Otley Hall (privately owned so we would need to book it),
Wingfield Church (the tombs of the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk),
Colchester again but in a different way.
Columbine Hall is being discussed by the Visits Committee as it would need more people and a significant fee.
Feel free to comment or make your own suggestions.
During the lighter months of next year, we hope to visit Framlingham Castle, Wingfield Church, Otley Hall (all East Suffolk) and Hengrave Hall (between Bury and Mildenhall). As these visits are not in our major towns, they will require a little more transport and logistical planning but should definitely prove worthwhile.
Before then, we are now arranging our AGM for Stowmarket in November or December. I am not at liberty to identify our proposed speaker until she has replied but I do hope that we can visit the town’s main church (St. Peter and St. Mary). We have an interesting activity lined up for the beginning of 2016 as well.