The History of Galmpton Creek

Galmpton Creek, looking out to the River Dart in 1920
Date: 19 January 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £3
An illustrated talk by John Risdon. A journey through time. Galmpton Creek remains a unique and appealing feature of a beautiful estuarine landscape, 400 million years after its foundations were first laid down. Galmpton Creek and Shipyard in 1948 Taking its name from the village it possibly helped to spawn, it has seen vessels created […]

Torbay Heritage Cruise

Date: 22 September 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Sailing from Brixham on Dolphin Express
Entrance Fee: £15 pp
To appreciate the beauty and heritage of Torbay there is no better way than to view it from the sea itself. This cruise will be sailing from Brixham on Dolphin Express. This cruise, with commentary by our own historian John Risdon, will follow the coastline round from Berry Head to Hope’s Nose allowing us to […]

The Cary Archive: A guide to using an Estate Collection

Date: 29 September 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Paignton Library
Entrance Fee: FREE
This is an external event organised by The South West Heritage Trust Friday, 29th September 2023,  2:00pm - 5:00pm Paignton Library Price: FREE, but booking is essential. BOOK HERE Brief Summary of the EventFocusing on the previously unexplored archive of the Cary family of Torre Abbey, join archivists Stuart Tyler and Brian Carpenter for an afternoon learning about how […]

An invitation to Galmpton Mill

Date: 8 June 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Galmpton Mill Farm
Entrance Fee: £0
Regretfully, this event is now fully booked and no more places are available. Ben Morris of Galmpton Mill has kindly invited members of the Galmpton and Churston History Group to visit his home. Members will be able to view his newly reconstructed working water-wheel and associated engineered water provision of historic origin. Due to limited […]

Berry Head Guided Tour

Date: 28 April 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Berry Head Car Park
Entrance Fee: £3
Guided tour and interpretation of 6,000 years of Berry Head’s magnificent heritage, led by John Risdon. On completion, tea at the Guard House for those who wish to partake. The duration is 1½ to 2 hours. Please book in advance. (JR) Fee:- £3.

Guided Tour around Buckfastleigh Caves

Date: 20 August 2023
Time: 10:30 am
Entrance Fee: £6 pp, £3 for children
About the Caves Buckfastleigh Caves are a series of limestone caves situated in the disused Higher Kiln Quarry. Only the Joint Mitnor Cave is suitable for visits by the general public and is managed by the Pengelly Trust. The parking for the Caves is readily accessed by heading towards the South Devon Railway from the […]

Walk Around Cockington

Cockington Village
Date: 12 May 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Entrance Fee: £3
This is a guided tour that explores a thousand years of Cockington Village, associated parkland and Cockington Court, led by our very own historian John Risdon. The tour starts at 9.30am, outside the Information Centre at the centre of Cockington village. There will be a refreshment stop. Fee: £3.00 Please book in advance with John […]

AGM followed by ‘Movies of Torbay’

Date: 22 March 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Entrance Fee: £3
An illustrated talk by Kevin Dixon. (to be confirmed) More information to follow... (this event was originally planned for 15th March but has been moved to 22nd March 2024)

Devon Inshore & Overseas Fisheries, 1500-1650

Date: 17 November 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £3
An illustrated talk by Dr Todd Gray MBE. Dr Todd Gray MBE is an honorary research fellow at Exeter University and the author of numerous books (we counted at least 63 available on Waterstones Booksellers!) on the history of Devon. Todd describes his researches into the local fishing industry at this time, An incredible story […]