Welcome to the BAHS
Blakeney History | Cley History |
Morston History | Salthouse History | Wiveton History
The Blakeney Area Historical Society (BAHS) is a society for those
interested in the history of the Blakeney Haven (covering
the parishes of Blakeney, Cley, Morston,
Salthouse and Wiveton) and adjacent hinterland in North Norfolk. We are
a very active society with a current membership of around
150. Our regular
events and lectures are normally
attended by 50+ members and visitors. The society publishes
a newsletter twice
a year and the well respected Glaven
is published every other year. Read more...
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Last Updated: 10 March 2016.
Spring Outing: 18 April
This year's Spring Outing is to Ware Hall House and the new Agricultural Exhibition at Holkham Hall.
Help With Refreshments
If you are able to help with refreshments
at our meetings held at the Harbour Rooms please contact
us to discuss. We meet around
eight times a year and at most meetings serve around
twenty teas and coffees. The intention is to have
a small rota so that you would help out three or four
times each year.
January 2016 Newsletter
here to read the latest newsletter (the newsletter opens
in a separate tab or window).
"Not bad for a provincial museum":
the Fitzwilliam Museum, 1816-2016
Dr. Lucilla Burn
Tuesday 26 April
7:30pm at Harbour rooms, Blakeney
Glaven Historian Issue 8 (2005) is now available online.
Not many copies of the printed issue are available to purchase. Try
the History Centre or the Crabpot book shop in Cley if
you wish to own a printed copy.
In October 2015 when a drain was dug for a new toilet for
Cley church (which has now just been completed), the foundation
of a wall, faced with dressed stone, was revealed over two
feet below the present ground level. From its location near
the present-day entrance to the Church it’s thought
it may have been a lychgate, whose existence was not previously
known. Here we see the archaeologist Sarah Bates examining
here for an article plus further pictures in January 2016's