Binham Local History Group

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Upcoming events from Binham Local History Group


Monday 10th December 2012

Binham Village Hall – 7.30 p.m.




Making ‘The Go-Between’

 Joseph Losey’s film ‘The Go-Between’ occupies a very special place in the collective memory of the region. Filmed entirely on location in North Norfolk in the summer of 1970, the film broke new ground with its emphasis on authenticity. Losey and his screenwriter Harold Pinter felt that the actors must inhabit the past, not a set. The empty Melton Constable Hall was rented for the summer and became the Brandham Hall of the book, furnished from antique and bric-à-brac shops along the coast. Other scenes were filmed at Thornage, Hanworth and on the Broads. Starring Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Edward Fox, Michael Gough and Roger Lloyd Pack, the film went on to win four BAFTAs and the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes. Author Christopher Hartop will talk about his experiences in researching his recent book Norfolk Summer: Making ‘The Go-Between’, which charts the trials and tribulations of bringing L.P. Hartley’s book to the screen.

Copies of Christopher’s book will be available to buy during the evening.


This evening is also our Christmas Party and ‘The Friends of Binham Priory’ will be joining us.

We hope you will be able to come and enjoy a little Festive Refreshment! (£2/£4)


 Thursday 24th January. Peter Wilson, Chief Executive of the Theatre Royal, will be talking about the past, present and future plans for the Norwich theatre. This evening is also our AGM.


 FIELD WALKING – the Roman Binham Project

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February, from 10 am

 Now to start the Roman Binham Project in earnest. Thanks to William Wales, the Hall Close Field will be available to us and in two days we should be able to cover a considerable area. Once again this will be Field Walking only – no metal detecting. Richard Hoggett from Gressenhall will be overseeing the two days and, thanks to our Training Weekend, we will be ready to go and will spend most of the time in the field. Would you please let Pennie Alford (at know if you are able to come and whether it will be for one day or both. Spread the word – and do bring your friends. More details later.

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