Programme of Events

Upcoming Events

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Below you can find our programme of events for our 2022-2023 season.


Past Events

See some of our past events below.

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.

Finishing with cream tea at The Manor Inn should you wish. £5 per head (this includes 2 scones). Please email johnrisdon@heritage-southdevon.co.uk or phone 01803 844102 / 07768 418417 to order.

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.

Historical Stroll: Galmpton Creek, and all that lies within

Date: 5 June 2021
Location: Meet outside Galleon Stores/Galmpton Post Office

Finishing at 3.30pm with cream tea at The Manor Inn should you wish. £5 per head (this includes 2 scones). Please email johnrisdon@heritage-southdevon.co.uk or phone 01803 844102 / 07768 418417 to order.

POSTPONED: AGM followed by an illustrated talk on the Secrets of Berry Head

Date: 13 March 2020
Location: Galmpton Village Institute

Please note: this event has been postponed until further notice. More information to follow.

Cockington – A Victorian Vignette

Date: 14 February 2020
Location: Galmpton Village Institute

A talk by John Risdon

Illustrated talk: The Dolphin Boatyard of Galmpton

Date: 17 January 2020
Location: Galmpton Village Institute

An illustrated talk delivered by Ben Morris. Refreshments and a second hand local book sale are available from 18.45. Non-members welcome. Admission £3.

Illustrated talk: Robert Graves of Vale Farm

Date: 15 November 2019
Location: Galmpton Village Institute

Dianne Richards will talk about the fascinating life of Robert Graves, the famous author who lived at Vale Farm Galmpton during World War Two. He was a prolific writer who wrote among many other things, I Claudius, which became a memorable TV series in 1976.

An illustrated talk: The Cathedral Yard Fire and Exeter’s Ancient Buildings

Date: 18 October 2019
Location: Galmpton Village Institute Hall

The Autumn Talks Programme starts with Dr Todd Gray, the well-known authority on Devon history, presenting on the Clarence Hotel fire and Exeter’s Ancient Buildings. Non-members welcome – admission £3.

Torbay Archive Service visit

Date: 10 September 2019
Location: Torre Abbey