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.
See the CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
and the Annual Accounts
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.
Have a look at the video on You Tube here
The 2017/18 events schedule is now on the website and can be accessed here:
klhs events for 2017and 2018
Note that the talk that was originally scheduled for Thursday 25th January will now be held on Wednesday 31st.
There has been a life boat in Hope Cove since the the middle of the 19th Century. The first boat and boat house was a gift from the Freemasons, and it was opearted mainly by local fisherman. Around about 1950 The Government agency the MCA ( Maritime and Coastguard Authority ) operated it, but the current Life Boat became a fully Independently operated concern with Charitable Status in 2010. Graham Phillips will mainly be talking about the events leading up to 2010 and what has happened since.
Coffee and tea available from 7:30.
Free for members, £2 per guest.
Ideas wanted for future events…. let us know what you think – below
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Please use the attached form, reply to this blog or email us to let the committee know what you would like us to organise for you.
Would you be prepared to give a talk?
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Who would you like to hear giving a talk?
Ideas of what the History Society should be doing (and offers of help!)
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A small group had a very interesting tour of the museum, which is set in a real Elizabethan merchant’s house and includes a room about Charles Babbage and coins from the Totnes Mint.
Poster for Totnes Museum visit
We had a very interesting and entertaining talk about the history of lacemaking from our very own Jeanne Curtis. She brought along examples of lace, books and lacemaking tools for us to look at.
Poster for Jeanne
Since the 1980s Tom Greeves has been investigating a motif of three hares (or rabbits) following each other in an everlasting circle. Each beast has two ears yet the design is so clever that three ears suffice, as a central triangle. In 1990 he adopted a version of the symbol as his personal logo.The symbol occurs in 17 churches in Devon, as a roof boss, but has now been traced across the Old World to China where, so far, the earliest examples are known, in Buddhist caves dating from AD 600-900.
With two colleagues, photographer Chris Chapman and art historian Sue Andrew, the Three Hares Project was formed in 2000, and research is ongoing. The meaning of the symbol is still elusive, but it has been found in Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Jewish and Hindu contexts in the medieval world, and contains wonderful messages of harmony for our own time.
At 8pm on Thursday, 26 January Roger Barrett showed a film about the Salcombe Lifeboat Disaster and gave an interesting talk.
If you missed this talk, his book can be bought online or at the Salcombe Lifeboat Museum