A report on the guided tour of St Marychurch – Saturday 7th September 2019. Written by Tony Warner. A group of 13 members were met at the Cliff Railway Café by our guides Ian Cowley and John Lee from the… Read moreGuided Tour of St Marychurch
The planned visit to Devon Heritage Centre later this month, on 17th July has unfortunately been cancelled. However, the centre are trialling ‘Torbay Archive Service’. Documents can be ordered for viewing by selecting online from the South West Heritage Trust… Read more*New* Torbay Archive Service and visit
As we come to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D Day (6th June 1942), it is an appropriate time to highlight the part that our little part of England played – not just during 1944 – but throughout the Second… Read moreIllustrated talk: Our Home Front 1939-46 – 31st May
Whatever your thoughts about Castle Drogo, this informative and lively talk by Paula Clarke was enjoyed by a hall full of members. Those in attendance also had the benefit of witnessing our Annual General Meeting, chaired by John Risdon. Paula… Read moreReport on 15th March Castle Drogo talk
This year’s Committee Christmas Dinner took place on Monday 21st January at The Weary Ploughman. A good time had by all.
Since our creation as a Local History Group in 1996, Jean Tregaskes has been a stalwart member of the Committee providing immense intellectual stature and dedication, highly treasured by us all. She has sadly decided to retire from the Committee…. Read moreRetiring Committee member becomes Honorary Life Member
The Penn Recca Slate Mine talk took place at Galmpton Village Institute on 18th January 2019. Nicholas, former vicar of Littlehempston and surrounding parishes and today chairman of Babbacombe and St Marychurch local History group was introduced by John Risdon,… Read moreReport on talk “The Penn Recca Slate Mine” by Revd Nicholas Pearkes