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!
For details of where we meet, please view our map & directions 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recent addition is a transcription of the burial records of St Werburgh’s Church from 1813 to 2004. This supplements the Churchyard survey. There are also spreadsheets of Wembury residents in the 1841,1851,1861 and 1871 censuses.
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.