Recent Events

Oxnead talk by Rob Knee on Bure connections

Paston Heritage Society chairman Rob Knee gave an illustrated talk entitled The Waters Of Destiny – The Paston Family And The River Bure on Tuesday 7th November 2017 at 7:30 pm.

He said: "The Paston family rose from the humblest of origins to become the dominant family in North Norfolk throughout the 15th,16th and 17th centuries. The Bure and its tributaries provide a setting for much of the family story."

'Tis the season for volunteering!

A successful event at the Aylsham Heritage Centre on September 20. Many thanks to Chloe for setting it up, Jayne for hosting and hospitality, to the Hellesdon reps and also to Peter for his help with presentation and publicity. Nine volunteers (7 Aylsham 2 Blofield) with some real potential for Paston Footprints projects and some useful discussions and ideas.

Jarrolds features Paston walks and poetry book

Jarrolds shelf

Our new book, In the Footprints of the Pastons, describing a walk through Norwich, visiting Paston sites, is now available at Jarrolds in the city. It also features poems and information about the various Pastons and their activities. Here it is pictured on the Jarrolds walks shelf by eagle-eyed PHS chair, Dr Rob Knee. 

Paston walks book is launched in Norwich

Hungate gathering

Our invitation-only launch of the new Paston walks book at St Peter Hungate on December 17 (2016) was extremely successful, with about 50 people attending. After being welcomed by PHS chair Dr Rob Knee, they heard Tim Lenton, who edited the book, introduce the book and present poetry readings by James Knox Whittet, Kay Riggs, Rob Knee and himself, plus Dot Lenton on behalf of Lisa D'Onofrio, who now lives in Australia. 

Book launch featured in local press

The upcoming launch of our new Paston walks book has been featured prominently in the Eastern Daily Press and the North Norfolk News. Called In the Footprints of the Pastons and edited by PHS trustee Tim Lenton, the book describes a walk round the Paston-related sites in Norwich and includes a number of poems by members of Chronicle, the Paston-linked poetry group.

Chance to see and hear Sir William Paston

PHS chair Rob Knee took on the costumed role of Sir William Paston on May 5 at an open meeting of the North Walsham Historical Society at St Benets Hall, North Walsham, at 7.30pm. All welcome!

Sir William explained how his school came to exist  and talked about his tomb and defended his family’s reputation.

He is due to reprise the role in St Nicholas Church as part of the Heritage Open Days on Sept 10 at 10.30 and 11.30 - tour begins at the tomb in St Nicholas Church and makes its way to The College.

PHS speakers at NRO conference

The Paston Heritage Society took a prominent part in a big Exploring Your Community conference at the Norfolk Record Office on February 27.

The conference ranged widely, covering areas of Norfolk as diverse as Diss and Docking, Mulbarton and Marriotts Way, and a great deal of expertise was imparted by a wide variety of speakers.