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Welcome to the website of the Galmpton and Churston Ferrers Local History Group

We organise regular illustrated history talks at the Galmpton Village Institute. Why not check our events page to see when the next one is, and come along.

The group was formed in 1996 by a group of enthusiasts eager to record and preserve features and information about our parish.

  • An aerial view illustrating the entire coastal boundary of Churston Ferrers parish from Broadsands Beach to Churston Cove. The contrast is clear between the the natural features of coastline beach, Elbury Common & Cove, woodland fringe, and the spread of 20th century development.

Upcoming Events     (listed below, and also as a downloadable file)


Visit to Kirkham House, Paignton, followed by brief guided tour of surrounding area

Date: 6 September 2024
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Entrance Fee: TBC

Email John Risdon if interested.

Devon Archive & Local Studies Service, Torre Abbey

Date: 13 September 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Torre Abbey, Torquay
Entrance Fee: FREE

Devon Archive & Local Studies Service, Torre Abbey . Research documents with Brian Carpenter.

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Buckfastleigh Caves – an Illustrated talk by Sheila Phillips

Date: 11 October 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £3

More information to follow…

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Christmas Traditions – an Illustrated Talk by Todd Gray

Date: 15 November 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £3

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Devon Archive & Local Studies Service, Torre Abbey

Date: 13 December 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Torre Abbey, Torquay
Entrance Fee: FREE

Devon Archive & Local Studies Service, Torre Abbey . Research documents with Brian Carpenter.

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The Italian Garden at Great Ambrook – an Illustrated Talk by Angela Dodd-Crompton

Date: 17 January 2025
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £3

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Timeless Broadsands – An Illustrated Talk by John Risdon

Date: 21 February 2025
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £3

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AGM followed by’ Dartmouth Community Orchard’ A Haven for Wildlife and People – An Illustrated Talk by Peter Shaw

Date: 14 March 2025
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £3

There will be a short meeting for the AGM followed by an illistrated talk by Peter Shaw on ‘Dartmouth Community Orchard’ A Haven for Wildlife and People

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What We Do

The group investigates and records details of our local past, preserves such as the Galmpton Lime Kiln and the Broadsands Neolithic Chambered Tomb, and provides information about the history and wildlife in the Galmpton Creek area.

A comprehensive ‘Guide to Galmpton’ map containing information of local historic interest is available at the Manor Inn and Galleon Stores.

A programme of talks and guided walks/visits is organised annually.

If you would like to keep up to date with our upcoming talks at the Galmpton Village Institute hall and other activities why not contact us and ask to put your email address on our email circulation list for free.

Talks are usually £3 to attend, payable on the door.

We are a friendly group and are always pleased to meet new potential members, so why not come along to our next talk?

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