Watton Society’s meeting was a presentation by Shaun Jeffery on “The Burston Strike School”. When the school governors took a dislike to the teacher and his wife the headmistress, the parents and children started having classes on the village green which lead to a school, independent of the normal education system, being formed. – The Burston Strike School – this went on from 1914 to 1939 making it the longest strike in history. A most informative and fascinating evening.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 15th May at 7.45pm at the Watton Christian Community Centre.
The subject will be “Art Deco – An Iconic Era” and the speaker is Genista Davidson. This will be our last meeting at the hall for a while, until September, as we will be going out on visits during the summer months.
Our summer season now starts on Wednesday 19th June, when we have an afternoon visit to Dale Farm Gardens in Dereham. Members wishing to go, please complete your outings form if you haven’t done so already. See you there.