At the start of every AGM about an hour is allotted to a guest speaker. We have been very fortunate to have had the following talk to us:
1996 Ashley Cooper. Local Farmer, Author and Historian.
1997 Celia Richardson. Dedham Vale and Stour Valley Project Officer for ECC.
1998 Peter Minter. MD Bulmer Brick and Tile Company.
1999 Ronnie Blythe. Local Author, Poet, Walker and countryside lover.
2000 Lesley Ford. Development Officer for The River Stour Trust.
2001 Clive Paine. Local Historian
2002 George Courtauld. Retired Queen’s Messenger, Author, Raconteur, Farmer.
2003 Major Iain Grahame. Wildlife conservationist, Librarian
2004 Hugh Belsey. World authority on Thomas Gainsborough.
2005 Peter Sanders. Chairman Stop Stansted Expansion.
2006 Ashley Cooper. Local Farmer, Author and Historian.
2007 Ronnie Blythe. Local Author, Poet, Walker and countryside lover.
2008 Patrick Phillips. Barrister and Owner of Kentwell Hall.
2009 Charlie Haylock. Raconteur and Author.
2010 Lord Phillips of Sudbury. Peer of the Realm
2011 Professor Julian Pretty. Vice Chancellor Essex University. Writer.
2012 Tony Moore. Local Vicar, Historian.
2013 Peter Burton. Stour Valley Project
2014 Michael Kuhn. Oscar Winning Film Producer
2015 Mark Bills. Curator of Gainsborough House
2016 Jenny Hind. Director Castle House. Munnings Museum. Dedham