Events – 2023

All talks are held within the Woodway Room of the Town Hall and commence at 7.30pm unless otherwise indicated. Admission to the talks will be £1.00 for members and £4.00 for non-members. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided after the talk.

January 2023 – No Meeting

3rd February 2023
A mountain trek through Ethiopia’s fascinating historical landscape.
A presentation by Norman Maudsley.

3rd March 2023
7.00 pm Annual General Meeting
7.30 pm Exeter Retail Shops 1880 to 1940
A presentation by Richard Holladay.

7th April 2023
The Lives of our 17th century ancestors – “Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs”
A presentation about life in the seventeenth century by Janet Few.

28th April 2023 (NB a week earlier than usual)
The Remarkable Pinwill Sisters
19th Century Lady Woodcarvers who became one of the southwest’s pre-eminent woodcarving companies.
A presentation by Helen Wilson.

4th June 2023 (Sunday)
A visit to the Pengelly Cave Trust and Museum at Buckfastleigh
including a visit to Joint Mitnor Cave commencing at 2pm. Further details in April/May.

7th July 2023
Welfare in Widecombe 1700 to 1900
Stories from the Widecombe archives about how welfare was administered in those times.
A presentation by Roger Claxton.

August 2023 – No Meeting

1st September 2023
Chudleigh in the 1920s
A presentation by Helen Turnbull based on her researches as part of the Devon Historical Society’s “Devon in the 1920s” project.

6th October 2023
Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Devon
A presentation by Devon County Archaeologist Bill Horner.

3rd November 2023
August 1914
How some Devon newspapers reported the outbreak of the First World War from July 1914 onwards.
A presentation by Robert Hesketh.

1st December 2023
End of Year Social event. More details nearer the time.


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