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The Hadleigh Society was formed in 1982 by local people to encourage an interest in the history, environment and future of our town. The following are extracts from our constitution........

The Hadleigh Society was formed in 1982 by local people to encourage an interest in the history, environment and future of our town.  
  • To raise public awareness of the rich history and heritage of Hadleigh and its surrounding area.
  • To actively support the promotion of high standards in planning, conservation, regeneration and development of features within the Hadleigh district deemed to be of historical or environmental significance. 
  • To contribute to the preservation and protection of Hadleigh’s historical documents, artefacts and buildings.
The Hadleigh Society realises these aims by:
  • arranging meetings, lectures and visits;
  • the publication and distribution of regular newsletter and occasional papers and reports;
  • liaising with local authorities and planning, heritage and other relevant committees;
  • maintaining close links with the town archive;
  • active involvement in relevant debates/activities/organisations with the potential to protect and enhance Hadleigh’s heritage and environment;
  • supporting and disseminating research into aspects of Hadleigh’s history and heritage;
  • responding to requests for historical information from the public and also from organisations;
  • maintaining links with other historical & heritage societies.

Membership is open to all who are interested in actively furthering the purposes of the Society.

The Society holds 5 or 6 meetings a year with speakers on subjects usually of environmental or historic interest, and an Annual General Meeting.  You might be interested to see a list of our events over the past few years.

Visits are arranged to places of interest, and to neighbouring amenity societies.

Members are kept in touch by a free newsletter published about six times a year. We also publish the Society's activities on this Website.

There are specialised groups that interested members may join.

The History Group meets to explore the past of our town. They have looked at the history of individual houses, made a study of life in Hadleigh in the 1840s, 1871 and 1881, publishing a booklet on the latter.   They have studied the history of the Town's charities and researched the life of the town in the Great War.

Members meet regularly to discuss matters affecting our environment and monitor planning applications on behalf of the Society. Much thought and effort is spent in considering the impact of planning proposals.  

From time to time the Society presents its Noel Turner Award in recognition of Outstanding improvements to, or conservation of, Hadleigh’s buildings or environment


Close links are maintained with other societies including the Suffolk Preservation Society. The Society is a member of the Suffolk Local History Council.


The Society is managed by an Executive Committee re-elected at each Annual General Meeting (AGM).

For further information please phone the Honorary Secretary or one of our other contacts for their particular areas.

Meetings are held in Hadleigh Old Town Hall, 8pm. Entry is free for members, 3 for non-members.

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