We enjoyed a fascinating talk by two researchers from Kingsbridge. Read the transcript here
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.
Come along to the Reading Room at 7:30 on Thursday 24th May for an illustrated talk about the history of RAF Harrowbeer, near Yelverton, that was in use during the Second World War as a fighter base.
Come along a bit earlier for a glass of wine or fruit juice.
For more information see http://www.rafharrowbeer.co.uk/history.htm
On Saturday 21st April 23 members of the Society were given a fascinating guided tour of Hemerdon House, near Sparkwell, and walked around the grounds to see the walled garden and large pond.
- May 3rd to 7th inclusive
- May 26th, 27th and 28th
- June 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th
- July 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd
- August 25th, 26th and 27th
John Gibson, joint owner of Thorn House, Wembury- overlooking the banks of the River Yealm with a historical garden created by William Arkwright -will take us back through the history of the estate.
Come along to the Reading Room from 7pm for a refreshment before the talk, which will start at 7:30.
klhs poster for thorn talk
Thursday February 22nd at 7:30 pm, arrive early for a free refreshment!
Nigel Grist, local historian and Modbury resident, will give a detailed look at the surviving sites from the Bronze Age; also exploring the ancient Tin Mining industry on Dartmoor.
Hopefully he will explain how the “buddle” above was used!
klhs 22 feb nigel grist poster