Welcome to the Long Melford Historical & Archaeology Society Website

We are a thriving local history group that meets at 7.30 pm at

The Old School Community Centre, The Green, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9DW

New members and visitors are assured a warm welcome.

2021/2022 Programme



16 September

Photographs of Old Melford from the Sandham Archive - Ian Sandham and Henry Ruse


21 October

Melford, a history in ten documents

- Dr Lyn Boothman


18 November

Suffolk's Greatest Christian, the Reverend Charles Martyn, his times and burial in Long Melford

- Peter Thorogood




17 February

Members' Evening - short talks by Members


17 March

CANCELLED - Life and Death in the Bronze Age - Edward Martin

Replacement Speaker: David Deacon from Lavenham, - Things were different when I was a child.


21 April

AGM followed by The Stained Glass in Long Melford Church - Simon Edge


Summer Outings - Members Only


Numbers are limited and booking your place in advance is essential – if the demand exceeds the spaces available, a reserve list will be drawn up.


Thursday 16th June 2022 - Hadleigh visit

Meet at 7 pm in St. Mary's churchyard outside the timber framed Guildhall complex entrance (green door). There will be minimal walking as the tour is concentrated in the ‘golden triangle’, but there are a number of stairs. £2 charge for our tour, which will be collected on the night.

Toilet facilities available.


Friday 15th July 2022 - Clare Visit

Meet at the Ancient House, next to the churchyard at 7.30 pm. £3 charge, to pay for our tour, which will be collected on the night. 

***Please note the tour is on a Friday***


To book a place on either or both of the tours, please email

or telephone Julie Thomson on 01787 375329 by the 1st June 2022 at the latest.


If transport is required, please specify at the time of booking and we will endeavour to arrange for a lift share with another member.





President: Ashley Cooper                     Vice-President: Henry Ruse                      Chair: Ian Sandham


For membership enquiries please contact:

 Julie Thomson tel:01787 375329,

or download our new membership forms using the tab at the top of the page.

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(c) Long Melford Historical and Archaeological Society - Last updated 31/03/2022