Fakenham Local History Society was founded in January 1952, the first talk being on the history of Fakenham. There were initially 33 members, who paid an annual subscription of five shillings.
The Society’s aims are to increase public awareness of our social, historical and architectural heritage by holding regular talks and exhibitions on the history of the town and surrounding villages.
The Society also has display areas at the Fakenham Museum of Gas & Local History, where you can see old photographs, documents and objects from the town’s past. Some of the Society’s members also volunteer at the museum.
We meet in the Salvation Army Citadel, Oak Street, Fakenham at 7.30 pm on the second Monday of every month from September to June. The annual subscription is £15, or £3.00 per meeting for visitors.
We provide a friendly welcome to all - coffee, tea and biscuits are provided at each meeting for £1.00.
Do come along and get to know us, our town and its fascinating history!