Full house at Yarmouth for Pastons symposium

It was a full house at the Imperial Hotel at Yarmouth on Saturday 20th October for a symposium on “The Pastons, Great Yarmouth and their World”.

Arranged between the Paston Footprints project and the Great Yarmouth and Local Archaeological Society, four speakers took different aspects of the life and times of the Paston family to engage an audience of both local society members and those who had travelled some distance to be there for the day.

The focus was on Caister Castle and its building style, the gardens of Oxnead Hall, the Letters themselves and the interaction between the family and the town of Yarmouth, through to the last two members of the direct line being Earls of Yarmouth.

Dr Paul Davies, chairman of the Great Yarmouth Society, hosted the day and in our picture Professor Tom Williamson of the University of East Anglia tackles questions following his Oxnead Hall presentation.”