The World renowned river port of Britain, created through its geography and welded by kings, merchant traders and mariners for over a thousand years.
Our Annual General Meeting will be followed by an illustrated talk by our very own committee member Dennis Sheen.
Below you can find a programme of events scheduled for the remaining 2021-22 season, until Spring 2022.
Just to get a flavour of the kind of events we have organised in the past, see our past events below.
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.
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 of the most important naval harbours in England. They are normally submerged and were a great hazard to shipping.
Ian Howes dramatically presents the story of a successive number of lighthouses, describing the immense challenges to successive builders and tragedies along the way.
The talk will commence at 7.30pm.
Photo by Benjaminevans82 at English Wikipedia., Copyrighted free use, via Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eddystonelighthouse.jpg
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 in celebration of the arrival in the original Mayflower.
Photo by Paul Keleher – “Mayflower II” on flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3797175
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 Johnrisdon@heritage-southdevon.co.uk / 01803 844102.
Running October-November, commencing Friday 8th October for 7 Fridays. £5 per session. Places still available, contact John Risdon Johnrisdon@heritage-southdevon.co.uk / 01803 844102.
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.
Finishing with cream tea at The Manor Inn should you wish. £5 per head (this includes 2 scones). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01803 844102 / 07768 418417 to order.
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.
Finishing at 3.30pm with cream tea at The Manor Inn should you wish. £5 per head (this includes 2 scones). Please email email@example.com or phone 01803 844102 / 07768 418417 to order.
Please note: this event has been postponed until further notice. More information to follow.