I had the most wonderful afternoon yesterday in the impressive Noverre Suite at the historic Assembly House in Norwich. I was the guest speaker at one of the monthly meetings of the Norwich branch of the University of the Third Age. I had spoken twice before and once again, was warmly welcomed by an excellent and knowledgeable audience. It was especially fun to share stories from the Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874, as the Assembly House gets a mention on page 54 of the book.
“A group of well-dressed gentlemen bounded onto the platform, looking for the first class smoking carriage destined for Lowestoft. Once the new engine is hooked up, these will form the rear of the train. To onlookers the men appear a little merry, for they have come directly from a most satisfactory Masonic dinner in the magnificent Assembly House, to celebrate the opening of the new Walpole Lodge in St Giles Street.”
My thanks go to the U3A Norwich for inviting me.