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Bury St Edmunds group was founded in 1967, in the early days of the organisation, and has been continually active since then. The group averages around 20 members and meets on alternate Wednesday evenings. Whilst some meetings are still held virtually on Zoom we normally meet in a member’s home, unless the programme shows a different time or location.

We plan our programme twice a year, when members suggest and agree on a wide variety of topics and activities for meetings over the following six months.

For example, you might find us:
-Discussing our choice of entries for a Museum of Curiosities.
-Looking at a country such as Spain, its history and culture – and tucking into delicious examples of its food, brought along by members.
-Choosing a local folk tale to discover, the history of a tunnel, or maybe anything of a chosen colour. Possibly something about hats, women in sport, a redundant occupation to investigate and talk about. Anything really.
-Strolling along or striding out on a walk to suit everyone. Quite often with a coffee/tea and cake stop somewhere along the way.
-At the theatre or out for a meal.
-Thoroughly enjoying some silliness, acting out a Christmas panto or playing games.

The possibilities are endless!

We occasionally schedule in a daytime walk between meetings, and also have a Book Group consisting of around eight of our members, which meets roughly every six weeks on a Wednesday evening between normal group meetings to discuss a chosen book.

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Upcoming events at Bury St Edmunds

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Zoom meeting, BURY ST EDMUNDS group


27 Oct 2021

The evolution of hats.We will investigate the origins of headgear, and look at changes in fashion over time.There are so…

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Zoom meeting, BURY ST EDMUNDS group

Book Group

3 Nov 2021

Our book this time is “The Vanishing Half” by Britt Bennett.The discussion is provisionally on Zoom, but may be an…


10 Nov 2021

Meet at 2pm for 2.30pm at the Apex café.An opportunity to take stock, discuss what we want from our group…

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At Carole's, BURY ST EDMUNDS group

Telephone Treasure Trail

17 Nov 2021

Meet at 7.30, to start at 8pm prompt.The annual national quiz – always a fun challenge for us!Thinking caps on….

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At Lynne's, BURY ST EDMUNDS group

Christmas Party

1 Dec 2021

Bring some seasonal food to share, and maybe a game, a quiz, a song to sing….Please let Lynne know what…

Christmas Panto/Play

15 Dec 2021

Release your inner thespian!Come prepared to launch yourself into reading a part and dress accordingly once parts are allocated, or…


NWR Prog May-Oct 2021

Bury St Edmunds Book Group - books read since 1997