26 Apr. 2014: Talk on Mary Hardy by Richard Wilson

Mary Hardy is one of two diarists to feature in the Presidential Address by Professor Richard G. Wilson at a Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group (NAHRG) meeting in Norwich. His talk is entitled, ‘Two Norfolk Diarists: Benjamin Armstrong and Mary Hardy‘.

Dereham Church

The Revd Benjamin Armstrong was Vicar of East Dereham, as the town was then known, from 1850 to 1888. His fellow diarist Mary Hardy lived in the town in the early years of her marriage

It will be held at the University of East Anglia (UEA) on Saturday 26 April at 2.30 pm in the Arts 1 Building, Room 01.01.

Professor Wilson is the former Director of the Centre for East Anglian Studies at UEA and a well-known business and brewing historian. He reviewed new editions of both diarists in recent journals of the Parson Woodforde Society. Extracts from his review of The Diary of Mary Hardy appear under the Diary Reviews pages.

Details of the research group and the programme of lectures and events can be found on the NAHRG web pages. The society welcomes visitors free of charge.


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Margaret Bird

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The editor and author of the Mary Hardy volumes

You can read about the historian Margaret Bird on the link above

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