The History Society AGM will be held in the Kingston Reading Room at 7:30pm on Thursday 25th October where there will be a welcoming drink and light refreshments, followed by Society reports and Committee elections.
Come along and see the exhibition of photographs recording “Kingston 2018 – The Beast from the East and other notable events – a living history”
If you have photographs or recollections that you feel could be included, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th October. Photographs should be accompanied by a description of the places, people and events involved.
2018/19 programme of events
The programme of events for October 2018 to June 2019 is now here
Membership subscription increase to £5 per person
The Committee is proposing an increase in the subscription, to be approved at the AGM at which those who are members for 2017/18 will be entitled to vote. Because of this proposal membership subscriptions for 2018/19 will be collected at the end of the meeting.
Kingston Local History Society is arranging a trip to Hemerdon House, located close to Plympton. This late 18th century house is set in its own parkland, with a neatly rendered austere exterior that belies a warm, comfortable interior with Georgian elegance overlaid by Victorian solidity.
Built by the ancestors of the current owners, the house contains naval and military mementos, paintings, furniture, china and silver collected by members of the Woollcombe family over many generations.
Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds while the house is open.
If you want to join this interesting outing, please contact either Margaret Kelly (email@example.com) / 810358 Or Rae Musk (firstname.lastname@example.org) /810824, confirming before the end of February the number in your party; whether you need transport; and whether you have any special access needs. The cost of the visit is £7.50 per person (payable in advance) and lunch can be bought in the local pub.
Numbers may be limited and may have to be on a first come first served basis so please let us know as soon as possible.
Members enjoyed a glass of wine and light refreshments with the committee, paid their subscription and listened to the reports.
Thanks to Bob Musk for a fascinating display of archive material and new photographs showing Kingston “then and now” (follow the link to see Bob’s photographs). Also thanks to Carol Beard for sharing her records of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, 40 year’s ago.
A Rowan tree was planted in the Kingston Recreation Ground today in memory of Anne and Bill Scarratt. Members of the village History, Gardening and Art groups attended as the tree was planted by Jennie Stanley.