Illustrated Talk ‘Lighting the Rock’ : the saga of the Eddystone Lighthouse by Ian Howes

Date: 14 January 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £2
The fascinating story of the Eddystone Lighthouse, located on the dangerous Eddystone Rocks, approximately 9 miles (14 km) south of Rame Head in Cornwall, England. Eddystone Lighthouse The first lighthouse on the rocks, completed in 1699, was the first in the world in open ocean. The rocks lie in the open sea beyond Plymouth Sound, one […]

Illustrated Talk “Mayflower II of Brixham” by John Scotney

The Mayflower II ship in harbour
Date: 19 November 2021
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
Entrance Fee: £2
An illustrated talk by our very own committee member John Scotney who has written a book on the Mayflower II project. The Mayflower II is a replica of the 17th century ship that took the first permanent settlers to America in 1620. It was built at Upham's Shipyard, Brixham, and in 1957 sailed to America […]

Guided Walking Tour of Cockington with John Risdon

Date: 9 October 2021
Location: Cockington Village
Meet outside Information Centre, Centre of Village for a 9.30 start. The walk will last 2.5 hours, including a refreshment break. £2 fee. Enquiries and booking contact John Risdon / 01803 844102.

Illustrated talk: Galmpton, Heritage of a Devon Village by John Risdon

Date: 17 September 2021
Location: Galmpton Village Institute
This illustrated talk by our chairman John Risdon marks the return of the Galmpton and Churston District Local History Group. Please note there is limited seating for 50 people. Free admission for members and non-members.

Gooseberry Pie Fair

Date: 4 July 2021
Location: Manor Court Farm field
The History Group will have a limited presence at the Fair, hosting two guided walks around the village commencing at 2pm and 4pm. Pedestrian access only. Entrance fee £1.