An archive of our previous Events from years gone by. All meticulously recorded and typed out by our Chairman, Nigel Rendle.
Note there is never an event in December.

2023 Events

January – Conquering the Dumnonii: new light on the the Roman military deployment in South West Britain by Dr. Chris Smart

2022 Events

November – The Tavistock Trendle by Andrew Thompson

October – Arsenic in the Tamar Valley by Rick Stewart

September – My Wartime Years by Joyce Reith

August – A guided walk at Morwellham with Rick Stewart

July – A guided walk around historic Challacombe Farm with Mark Owen

June – Calstock History walk with Steve Docksey

May – The last years of Anglo-Saxon England by Alan Bricknell

April – The History of Mount Batten by Robin Blythe-Lord

March – Plymouth and New Zealand – a 250yr relationship by Clive Charlton

February – The Railway Time Machine by Bernard Mills

January – On the Road in Devon in 1682 by Kevin Dickens

2021 Events

November – RAF Harrowbeer: new perspectives with Stephen Fryer

October – Plymouth’s Bloody History with Laura Quigley

September – Okehampton: Historical Gateway to Northern Dartmoor with Andrew Thompson

August – Historical ramble around Lydford with Andrew Thompson

July – A stroll on Dartmoor with Paul Glanville

June – Historical walk on Plymouth Hoe with Chris Robinson

May (Zoom virtual) The History and Art of the Catacombs of Rome by Dr. Geri Parlby

April (Zoom virtual) Dartmoor’s Moss Gatherers in WW1 by Dr. Ann Pulsford

March (Zoom virtual) The Black Death on Dartmoor by Dr. David Stone

February (Zoom virtual) Dartmoor’s Georgian Improvers by Simon Dell

2020 Events

February – A Rural Legacy Lost: the Decline of Salmon Fishing on the River Dart” by Nick Baker

January – The Real Poldark Inheritance by Terry Faull

2019 Events
November – Then and Now: Plymouth Hoe, the Barbican and City Centre by Chris Robinson
October – Not one of us: The Infamous and the Illustrious in Exeter, 1450 – 1950 by Dr Todd Gray
September – Cotehele: an Antiquarian home of the Edgcumbe family by Nick Stokes
August – A Dartmoor Stroll on Walkhampton Common with Liz Miall
July – A walk around Devon United Mine, Peter Tavy with Chris Wordingham
June – A guided tour of Okehampton Camp with Tony Clark
April – The History of the Plymouth Royal Navy Dockyard  by Commander Charles Crichton
March – Life on Dartmoor in WWI by Peter Mason
February – Morwellham: Tavistock’s Port by Rick Stewart
January – Tavistock Canal and its History by Simon Dell

2018 Events
November – Backtracking around the Princetown and Tavistock Branches by Bernard Mills
October – The Building of Plymouth Breakwater by Ron Smith
September – A Great and Desperate Venture: Belgian Refugees in Devon during WWI by Ciaran Stoker
August – A Stroll of Discovery around Yennadon by Liz Miall
July – Yelverton Village Walk with Stephen & Claire Fryer
June – Crownhill Fort – a guided tour with Ed Donohue
May – Ivybridge and the 4 Parishes by Sheila Hancox
April – The Royal Clarence Fire and St Martin’s Island by Dr. Todd Gray
March – The Roman Excavations at Ipplepen 2007-17 (coins, slate and daub) by Derek Gore
February – The Last Copper Miners of Dartmoor: a unique legacy by Dr. Tom Greeves
January – The Fair Arm of the Law by Simon Dell

2017 Events
November – William Spreat: a leading photographer of Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall in the 1860’s/70’s by Dr. Tom Greeves
October – George Magrath: Nelson’s Forgotten Surgeon by Barbie Thompson
September – Dartmoor’s War Prison – Constructing, Supplying and Skulduggery by Elisabeth Stanbrook
August – A guided tour of Dartmoor Prison Museum and POW cemeteries
July – A guided tour of the Plymouth Synagogue with Jerry Sibley
June – A walking tour of Moretonhampstead with Bill Hardiman & Gary Cox
May – Violet Pinwill: Woodcarver of Ermington and Plymouth by Dr. Helen Wilson
April – A factious place of backsides & dung-heaps – the lives & times of 17th century Moretonians by Bill Hardiman
March – The Bishop Rock Lighthouse by Elisabeth Stanbrook
February – The Road to Messines: Military Mining on the Western Front 1915-17 by Rick Stewart
January – Dartmoor Prison’s Conscientious Objectors of WWI by Simon Dell

2016 Events
November – The Bloudie Booke: a 400 year old tale of Bickleigh, Tavistock and Twickenham by Dr. Tom Greeves
October – Reputation and Slander in Devon: How to Swear like an Elizabethan by Dr. Todd Gray
September – Church Houses in Devon: Community, Continuity & Change over 500 years by Sue Andrew
August – A guided walk on Ridding and Crownhill Downs with Dr. Tom Greeves
July – A guided walk around Devon Great Consols Mine with Rick Stewart
June – A visit to The Royal William Yard with Nigel Overton
May – The Siege of Plymouth and its Environs in the English Civil War with Philip Photiou
April – Devon Great Consols – a new History by Rick Stewart
March – The History of the Bedford Hotel by Alex Mettler
February – The Lees Cottage Story – a Study in Victorian Landscape History by Phil Planel
January – The Impact of the Normans in Devon by Kevin Dickens