Welcome to Wembury Local History Society


Wembury Local History Society is a large and active history society, founded over 40 years ago. From September to May we organise a series of monthly evening talks, followed by visits in the local area in June and July. Each year we present an appealingly diverse programme, covering a wide range of topics drawn from places and subjects of historical interest in Devon, Plymouth and Cornwall, as well as in Wembury itself. New members and visitors are all welcome at our evening meetings. Wembury history: too good to miss!

We are now on Facebook. To see the page click facebook logo

For details of where we meet, please view our map & directions page.

For recent news and changes to the website visit the Recent News page.

We have a growing list of digital publications, focused chiefly on Wembury’s long and fascinating history. Some can be downloaded directly from this website; others are available at low cost as CDs or DVDs. Our Churchyard Survey documents are particularly relevant to family history, and those interested in this topic may also contact our Devon Family History ‘online parish clerk’, Robert Rowland – email traine.cottages@btopenworld.com.

Visit our gallery page to view a selection of photographs of Wembury and the local area. This is just a small selection of our images, so please ask us if you are looking for something specific. We would also like to hear from you if you have any images which you think would be of local interest.

Our archive comprises a substantial amount of material donated to us by individuals and local societies over many years. Please contact us if you would like to know more about its coverage.



Wembury Local History Society’s Privacy Policy

Although there is no obligation, the details we ask members to provide are: name, address, telephone number and an email address.

These data are used to assist the Society’s administration. In addition, email addresses are used:

  • to inform members of the Society’s forthcoming events;
  • to alert them when plans must be altered, e.g. if an excursion has to be cancelled, or a speaker is unable to come to a meeting;
  • and to circulate information from other local organisations which we believe could be of interest to our Society’s members.

We do not share information with any other organisation, and other organisations cannot gain access to the details we hold.

If you would like a copy of your information that is in our records, we will be pleased to provide it in a form that does not disclose the details of any other member.