Paston Heritage

Pastons of Great Yarmouth: symposium this autumn

The Great Yarmouth Local History & Archaeological Society is hosting the symposium, The Pastons of Great Yarmouth, as part of the Paston600 Footprints celebrations. This will be held on Saturday 19th October 2019 at the Imperial Hotel, North Drive, Great Yarmouth, from 9.30am to 4.15pm.
The nationally acclaimed speakers and their topics are:

Margaret's passing marked by memorial stone at Mautby

Fresh from his incarnation as Sir Thomas Paston at the Maids Head (see story below), PHS chair Rob Knee proceeded apace to Mautby, where he marked the creation of a memorial stone to Margaret Paston (nee Mautby) the leading figure in many of the Paston Letters, and writer of a good number of them. He is pictured speaking in the church. Also pictured is the memorial stone. Margaret was buried in the south aisle – an aisle that was later destroyed or collapsed.

 

Cambridge choir at Blofield – link to Edward Paston

Our colleagues at Blofield Church, where one of the most prominent Pastons – Edward – has an impressive memorial, are putting on what promises to be a brilliant concert next week. Edward was a skilled musician and a supporter of William Byrd, amassing a large collection of his music and ensuring that many manuscripts survive to this day.
The Cambridge College of Gonville and Caius is patron to Blofield Church and this summer members of the college choir will be in Norfolk finding out about Dr Caius, who was born in Norwich and who attended Norwich School.

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