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
Galmpton Creek and Shipyard in 1948

Taking its name from the village it possibly helped to spawn, it has seen vessels created to sail the seven seas over the centuries. It’s waters, once a Royal domain, provided natural riches of stone, river sand and salmon.

Adding to this, generations of local men and women have learned and given their skills in the construction of a multitude of sea-going craft, taking the name Galmpton to far-away places around the British Isles.

Teas/coffee and biscuits available from 7:00pm. Non-members welcome.