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

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

Upcoming Events

Torbay Archive Service sessions at Galmpton Village Institute

Date: 30 September 2022
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £2

Morning and afternoon sessions available. More details to follow.

Illustrated talk: ‘Agatha Christie and her poisons’ by Janet Sellick

Date: 7 October 2022
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Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £2

More details coming soon.

Illustrated talk: ‘Shaldon and Labrador Bay’ by Colin Vosper

Date: 18 November 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £2

More details coming soon.

Illustrated talk: ‘Legends of Torbay’ by Kevin Dixon

Date: 13 January 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £2

More details coming soon.

Illustrated talk: ‘The John Musgrave Heritage Trail, including its path across our Parish’ by John Risdon

Date: 10 February 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £2

More details coming soon.

AGM and illustrated talk (yet to be confirmed)

Date: 10 March 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £2

More details coming soon.

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, provides information about the history and wildlife in the Galmpton Creek area, and exhibits data annually at the Gooseberry Pie Fair in Galmpton every July.

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 £2 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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