Past – Future Events

 

 

PAST GUEST SPEAKERS

2001

August (pre-formation public meeting) – “Compton Castle” – NT Volunteer
September (Inaugural meeting) – “The Gilbert Family & Compton Castle” – Geoffrey Gilbert.
December – “50 Years of Farming” – Frank Palk.

2002
March – “Elizabeth Goudge” (biography) – Sylvia Gower (author)
June – Golden Jubilee Exhibition.

2003
March – “Life in South Devon, film by SW Film & TC Archive plus BBC film “bungalow development” plus restored film of Coronation pageant at Compton Castle.
June – “My Time at Marldon School”, talk & slides – Peter Fillan (former Head).
September – “History of Marldon Parish Church” – Helen Neil (Churchwarden).
December – “Cockington” – John Risdon.

2004
March – “Old Preston” – Tony Moss (Paignton Preservation Society)
June – film by SW Film & TV Archive, plus display of D Day Exhibition from Berry Pomeroy Church.
September – “Torre Abbey” – talk by Les Retallick (Curator).
December – “Memories of Marldon” – talk by Gordon Moore (Member).

2005
March – “Steam Railways in S. Devon”, talk & slides by Peter Gray.
June – “Torquay Potteries”, talk, slides and display – Rosemary Firch
September – “Memories of Marldon”- talk by Roy Underhill (Member).
December – “40 years a Policeman” – talk by Harry Colclough.

2006
March – “Dartmoor/South Hams”, talk, slides & music – Desmond Gahan.
June – “Occombe Farm” – talk by Dominic Acland (director). Held at Occombe Farm.
September – “History of Totnes” – talk by Kristen Saunders (Curator).
December – “Ghosts of Torre Abbey” – talk by Les Retallick (Curator).

2007
March – “History of Kingskerswell” – talk by Gerald Quinn.
June – “Tracks, Turnpikes & Toll Houses” – talk & slides by Michael Vyner.
September – “Eccentrics of the Area” – talk by Ian Handford (Torbay Civic Society).
December – “Stage Door Johnnies” (Concert).

2008
March – “More Steam Railway in S. Devon” – talk by Peter Gray
June – “Torbay Chalet Hotel” – talk by Bob Hooper
September – “The Four Season & the River Dart – talk by Desmond Gahan
December – “Devon Historical & Hysterical” – entertainment by Margaret Duffy

2009
March – “The Devon & Dorset Jurassic Coast” – talk by Tony Burgess
June – “History of the Torbay Lifeboats” – talk by Alan Salsbury
September – “Curious Devon” – Mike Perriam
December – Christmas Social Evening – Margaret Duffy

2010
March – “History of Devon General Omnibus Co.” – talk by Leslie Folkard
June – “Kents Cavern” – talk by Alan Salsbury
September – “Green Lanes of Devon” – talk by Valerie Belsey
December – Christmas Social Evening – Maggie Duffey. (cancelled – illness).

2011
March – “History of Stover Canal” – talk & slides by Roger Harding (Stover Canal Trust)
June – “The Lost Heritage of Devon” – talk by Todd Gray
September – “The City of Exeter Through the Ages from Roman Times” – talk by Tony Burgess (official Exeter Guide)
December – Christmas Social – showing of DVD of Church & Presentations.

2012
March – “The Old Saltway Trail” – talk by Colin Vosper
June – “Paignton Zoo” – illustrated talk by the Zoo Team
September – “Devon’s 50 Best Churches” – talk by Todd Gray
December – “Quirky Norway Winters” – humorous talk by Jane Davey.

2013
March – “Totnes Image Bank & Rural Archive” – illustrated talk
June – “Old Paignton” – slides & quiz by Ted Wolvet (cancelled – non appearance)
September – “The Story of Marldon” – launch of the Group’s DVD
December – Christmas Social – Maggie Duffy.

2014
March – “Old Paignton” – slides & quiz by Ted Wolvet
June – “The Tower of London” – illustrated talk by John Keohane (former Chief Yeoman Warder)
September – “Garden Birdwatch” – Talk & slides by Martin Overy (British Trust for Ornithology)
December – Christmas Social Evening – Maggie Duffy.

2015
March – “The Art of the Devon Garden” – illustrated talk by Todd Gray
June – “Curious Dartmoor” – slides& talk by Paul Rendell
September – “Brixham RNLI Lifeboat” – talk by Arthur Curnow (former Coxswain)
December – Christmas Social – “A Christmas Themed Presentation” – Adrienne Hesketh – (piano recital).

2016
March – “Devon’s Railway Heritage” – Slides & talk by Robert Hesketh
June – “Princetown and its Prison” – Illustated talk by Paul Rendell
September – “What really happened on Exercise Tiger, 28th April 1944 at Slapton Sands” – Illustrated talk by Robbie Robinson
December – Christmas Social Evening – “Songs, Fun & Frolics” – Maggie Duffy.

2017
March – “Kents Cavern and the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark” – Slides & talk by Nick Powe, 5th generation custodian
June – “Maritime Shortcuts” – (a history of canals in the South West) slides & animation by – Colin Vosper
September – “Hairy Hands, Devils and Black Dogs” – illustrated talk by Paul Rendell
December – Christmas Social Evening – “Christmas Capers”- Maggie Duffy

2018
March – “Marldon & Elizabethan Insults in Devon” – Slides & talk by Dr Todd Gray
June –  “Warhorse” – Slides & talk on the making of the film by Paul Rendell
September – “Policing the Peninsula” – illustrated & humorous talk by former Police Officer Simon Dell
December – “Captain & Mrs Jones” – illustrated talk based on his book by Chris Robillard

2019
March – “Smuggling in Devon: The Truth Behind the Fiction” – illustrated talk by Robert Hesketh
June – “William Prince of Orange & His 1688 Glorious Revolution In South Devon” illustrated talk by Phil Badcott
September (AGM) – “Nature In The Garden” – informative & illustrated talk by Paul Rendell

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NEXT UP .. 06th December -“Was It Really Christmas?” illustrated & amusing account of Christmas preparations ‘down under’ by Angela White

2020
06th March – “Walking the Zambezi” – talk and illustrations by David Lemon
12th June –  “Belgian Refugees in Devon during WWI” – illustrated talk by Ciaran Stoker
11th September (AGM) – “The Fair Arm Of The Law” – illustrated and humorous talk by former Police Officer Simon Dell
04th December – “Snowdrops, Christianity and St Raphael’s Victorian School” illustrated talk by Hexworthy Church Warden Tony Parker

2021
05th March – “Weirdest Buildings of the West Country”illustrated talk by Robert Hesketh
11th June – “Folklore of bygone Devon – anecdotes from the nineteenth century”A light hearted look at the folklore of Devon, an illustrated and humorous talk by Phil Badcott
10th September (AGM)“Topic tbc”talk and illustrations by Dr Todd Gray
03rd December – “Christmas on Dartmoor” –  informative & illustrated talk by Paul Rendell

 

 

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