Food for Thought: Lavenham, Boom and Bust

A series of talks putting aspects of Lavenham’s intriguing history under the microscope, followed by a light lunch from the Guildhall's Tearoom.

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The beautiful timber framed buildings for which Lavenham is so famous are the legacy of a thriving industry in cloth production, whose merchants made Lavenham one of the wealthiest towns in Tudor England. This talk by Jane Gosling, former Manager of the Guildhall, explores their rise to fame, the houses they left behind, and the inevitable crash that followed. This talk will be followed by a light lunch from the Tearoom.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £20.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442 491895
Suitability
Not suitable for children
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at Lavenham Guildhall
Accessibility
As a medieval timber framed building we have high thresholds on our ground floor. There is a ramp available to aid access into the Hall if needed.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 November 2019 10:30 - 12:30 Available

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Fri 15 Nov 2019
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Mon 18 Nov 2019
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Tue 19 Nov 2019
10:30-12:30
A series of talks putting aspects of Lavenham’s intriguing history under the microscope, followed by a light lunch from the Guildhall's Tearoom.

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10:30-13:00
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