Sunday 9 December 2012


Will contain the following articles:
Katharine Solomon - Sister Pounsett Pt. II: Mrs Jane Pounsett 
Verses on Sir Joshua Reynolds's Painted Window at New College, Oxford
Brian Houghton - Our Day out ( in Woodforde Country)
Linda Winterbone - A Weston Family History
Lee Abraham & Mary Price - Frolic Report & Frolic Quiz
Book Review - A. Macnair & T. Williamson, William Faden and Norfolk's 18th Century Landscape
Martin Brayne - British Diarists of 18th & 19th Centuries, No. XXXIII - William Michell
The late Roy Winstanley - A Disquisition on 'Love'

Members of the Society are reminded that subs became due on 1 January. A renewal form will accompany the Newsletter and can also be printed off from the website.

Tuesday 25 September 2012


Katharine Solomon - Sister Pounsett Pt. I - Jane Woodforde
Phyllis Stanley - Dressing the Revd James Woodforde - Morning Gowns & Wigs
William Carey - Some Memoir of the late Samuel Woodforde Esq., RA (Cont.)
Carole Child - Elizabeth Davie's Final Resting Place
Martin Brayne - Virginia Woolf and Parson Woodforde
The late Roy Winstanley - Carl Philipp Moritz - a German Traveller in Georgian England

Friday 6 July 2012


This year's Frolic weekend takes place in Bloomsbury between 31 August and 2 September. Members who have already booked will receive details of the weekend at the beginning of August. There are still places available but do let Ann Williams know as soon as possible if you wish to come. A booking form was enclosed with the Spring Newsletter.
During the Frolic we shall be visiting the Foundling Museum; its Picture Gallery includes Hogarth's 1740 portrait of Captain Coram, surely one of the greatest of English portraits. On the Sunday morning members may visit other attractions in the area such as the Enlightenment Room in the British Museum; originally the King's Library , it now contains eighteenth century collections, commemorating the spirit of eclectic enquiry associated with the founding of the Museum in 1753.
All members are welcome to the AGM whether or not they are attending the rest of the Frolic. It will start at about 8.30pm on Friday 31 August at the Goodenough Club and College, 23 Mecklenburgh Square. The nearest underground station is Russell Square.


SUMMER 2012 JOURNAL (Vol. XLV No. 2)


William Carey - Some memoir of the Late Samuel Woodforde RA
Jennifer Soan - British Diarists of the 18th & 19th Centuries: No. XXXII - Randall Burroughes
Rectory Record
Michael Platt - Nuneham Bells
Katharine Solomon - A Woodforde Family Collection
The Bunting Collection
Letter to the Editor
The late Dr Hedley Boardman - Smallpox, Variolation & Vaccination
Martin Brayne - An Opinion of Harry Peckham

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Forthcoming Spring Journal

The forthcoming (Spring 2012) Journal will include:
Martin Brayne - ROBERT POTTER - "A Sensible and an Handsome Man" - a brief biography of Woodforde's fellow Norfolk clergyman Robert Potter of Scarning.

David Stoker - ROBERT POTTER'S ATTACK ON DR. JOHNSON - Did Potter really, as has been alleged, detest Dr Johnson?

John Heighes - A Step Further Back in Time: Some Extracts from ROBERT WOODFORD'S Diary  - the Diary of Woodforde's great-great-grandfather written at the outbreak of the Civil War.

Carole Child - The Revd JOHN SMITH: a Mystery - Why did Smith break off his engagement to Mrs Davie?

Martin Brayne - Additions to the Printed Book - in the light of the advent of kindle what do we like about books? In memory of the late Paul Minet.