About The Blakeney Area Historical Society (BAHS)
The Blakeney Area Historical Society (BAHS) was established
in 1990 as the 'Blakeney History Group' but changed its name later to
reflect the wider geographical membership and interest in this part of
North Norfolk. The main aims of the society are:
- to study the history of the Blakeney Haven and adjacent hinterland
- to make available the results of such studies
- to collect documents and other records relating to the area
and make them available
- to encourage members and others to take an active interest
in local history
As a vibrant and active society with around 150 active members the Society
holds around eight regular events/lectures each
year, organises visits and publishes an occasional journal,
The Glaven Historian. Members also receive regular newsletters.
We also organise regular outings and walks. Our events are open
to all and attendance is around 50+ members and visitors.
In 2003 the BAHS
opened a History
Centre at the rear of the Village Hall in Blakeney. This resource
centre caters for many interests from those who are just curious about
the people, buildings and coastline around Blakeney Haven and
along the Lower
Glaven Valley or have family connections and memories of the
area, to others with a more serious interest in local history.
The History Centre
runs a course most years, sometimes in partnership
with the University of East Anglia, on some aspect of local history.
Book is available for website visitors, but please note the Society’s
policy before posting a message.