Adrian Bell Society makes a welcome return to Beccles Public Hall

Library pic of Adrian Bell. Holton woman Ann Gander now wants to restore the chair.; Picture: Bill D

Library pic of Adrian Bell. Holton woman Ann Gander now wants to restore the chair.; Picture: Bill Darnell; Copy: Mike Sherburn; For : EDP; © EDPpics 2004 Tel: (01603) 772434 - Credit: © EDP pics 2004

There’s a delightful afternoon of entertainment lined up on Sunday at 2.30pm when the Adrian Bell Society return to Beccles Public Hall with another opportunity for the public to hear some of the erudite members’ readings from the author’s famous diaries, journal and array of books.

Adrian Bell was born in London in 1901 and went on to become a much-admired farming journalist in the Suffolk area, famously living in Beccles for some years.

Among his many publications are Corduroy, Silver Ley, The Cherry Tree and, most famously, The Countryman’s Notebook. He was one of the finest writers on country matters and wrote 24 books between 1930 and 1976, all of which were based on the country and farming.

Hot and cold beverages will be available to purchase on the day along with delicious home-made cakes.

You may wish to join the Adrian Bell Society as there will be an opportunity on the day – John Ford, chairman of the society, will be very pleased to welcome you to this group who admire the life and works of this much-loved writer.


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“Just recently, Adrian’s son, Martin Bell, OBE, Patron of Beccles Public Hall and President of the Adrian Bell Society, gave his time to the Public Hall and over £500 was raised from Martin’s interesting talk with old film footage of his war correspondent days.

“We are really humbled that John Ford and the members are supporting the hall with their time as well. A very attractive original watercolour of Burnham Overy Watermill by local artist, Eric Bonner, at Martin’s event, was won on the raffle and has been offered up to be auctioned so I do hope you’ll come along to our event for just £5 entry cost,” said Sue Bergin, event coordinator at Beccles Public Hall.

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Tickets are available for this event at the Hall Box Office, open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm or from the online box office at: www.becclespublichall.com or telephone 01502 770060.

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