Having been rudely interrupted in March 2020, it is with delight that we can announce the return of WEA courses to Wenhaston Village Hall. And, happily, we are fortunate to again have the knowledgeable and entertaining Stephen Jeffery-Poulter, this time tutoring us on the subject of “An Historic Tour of East Anglia.” In his own summary he says:
From gentlewoman Celia Fiennes accounts of her excursions in the late 17th century, via Daniel Defoe's best-selling book ‘Tours Through the Whole Island of Great Britain’ in the 1720s, to the enormously popular 20th century ‘King's England Guides’ of Arthur Mee this course charts more than 300 years of change in the landscape and settlements of the historic Counties of Suffolk and Norfolk. Using the original observations and recommendations of travellers to this area in the past combined with a wealth of period paintings, antiquarian engravings, vintage postcards and modern photographs this will be a fascinating and unusual perspective on the history of East Anglia.
The course comprises 7x2 hour sessions starting at 10am on Friday, 1st October. A break for half term falls on Friday, 29th October and the last session will be on Friday, 19th November.
You can book on-line at www.wea.org.uk or by telephoning 0300 303 3464 quoting reference no. C2228380. The cost is £55.30.