This talk has come about having been privy to the diaries of a Victorian gentleman and Squire, Arthur Mudge, brother in law to Richard Mallock (1843-1900, pictured left), Squire of Cockington from 1873 to 1900. Following a family bereavement at… Read moreIllustrated talk: Cockington – A Victorian Vignette by John Risdon
For centuries the Galmpton community has been associated with the Dart estuary, the sea, and boats. The Dolphin Boatyard, situated at the head of Galmpton Creek, has played a major part in this wonderful story of boats and the men… Read moreIllustrated talk: The Dolphin Boatyard – past, present & future
Author: Dennis Sheen Dianne and husband Martin are long term Galmpton residents. Following the observation of the Blue Plaque attached to Vale House (formerly Vale Farm) opposite Galmpton Institute, and discovery of the Robert Graves Museum at Gaia Mallorca, they… Read moreReport on 15th November “Robert Graves of Vale House” talk by Dianne Richards
Todd Gray is Exeter’s most prominent historian, and the “go to” person when there are events of a historical nature in the region. Over 50 members attended the talk. On October 28th 2016, a huge fire broke out which resulted… Read moreReport on 18th October Cathedral Fire talk
On the 10th September 2019, the History Society paid a visit to the new Torbay Archives Service. The service enables users to view original documents and microfilms from the Devon Heritage Centre, at Torre Abbey. A member of staff will… Read moreOur visit to the Torbay Archives Service
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
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.