Events – 2021

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chudleigh History Group cancelled most of the 2021 meetings programme, restarting in September.

All talks commence at 7.30 pm unless otherwise indicated and are held in the Woodway Room of the Town Hall.

January – August 2021 – cancelled

3rd September 2021
Noticing Newton Abbot – a history of its buildings, people and events
An illustrated talk by Tess Walker, volunteer at Newton's Place

1st October 2021
Crime & Punishment in the 17th Century – Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks
An illustrated talk by Janet Few
How was crime dealt with in the seventeenth century? What were the punishments for various crimes and how could you avoid them? The lives of many of our Stuart ancestors were touched by crime in some way; as victims, witnesses, lawbreakers or law enforcers. How would they have been regarded and treated by their contemporaries?

5th November 2021
The Vikings in the West Country
An illustrated talk by Derek Gore, retired honorary fellow of Exeter University where he specialised in teaching about the Viking Age.
It has often been said that the Vikings were not active in the South West peninsula. This talk covers documentary and archaeological sources that tell a different story that there is convincing evidence of Scandinavian impact on this area.

3rd December 2021
What did Brunel ever do for Dawlish?
An illustrated talk by David Force, a resident of Dawlish with a wealth of knowledge about Dawlish and its history.

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