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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

Illustrated Talk “The Royal Borough of Dartmouth” by John Risdon

Date: 11 February 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £2

The World renowned river port of Britain, created through its geography and welded by kings, merchant traders and mariners for over a thousand years.

A.G.M. followed by Illustrated Talk “Development of the Railways” by Dennis Sheen

Date: 11 March 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £2

Our Annual General Meeting will be followed by an illustrated talk by our very own committee member Dennis Sheen.

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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