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Bury St Edmunds' Probus 3 club to be given history lesson from dialect coach Charlie Haylock

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A Bury St Edmunds retired gentlemen's club is set to welcome an authority on Suffolk dialect and a bestselling author on Thursday.

Probus 3, who meet at The Quaker Meeting House, in St Johns Street, will have an illustrated talk by Charlie Haylock.

Well known for his books and talks on his native county's dialect among other things, Charlie will talk about the Sutton Hoo dig, the National Trust's Anglo Saxon ship burial and excavation.

Suffolk dialect coach Charlie Haylock.
Suffolk dialect coach Charlie Haylock.

The entertainer helped Ralph Fiennes perfect his Suffolk accent for his role as archaeologist Basil Brown in Netflix film The Dig - about the events of the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo.

"So if your curiosity gets the better of you," says Probus 3 chairman Ian Orr, "our Probus crowd invite you to join us - completely free of charge."

The talk begins at 10.45am, but doors will open at 10am for coffee and biscuits.

To book a seat, as places are limited due to the size of the room, and get travel details, email goodwill02@sky.com.