Events

With the exception of our summer visits, events are held in the War Memorial Hall, Barton Close, Wembury.

All meetings start at 19:30. New members are very welcome – and membership costs just £10 per year. Visitors can attend evening talks at a one-off cost of £2 per meeting. Refreshments are available. For more information, please contact us.

List of events

2020 Programme

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21st Nov 2019

EXETER’S CATHEDRAL YARD FIRE and PLYMOUTH’S ANCIENT BUILDINGS – Dr Todd Gray MBE, historian and writer

 
30th Jan 2020

POW DEPOTS, DOCKYARDS and SPIES – Barbie Thompson, Local Historian and Lecturer Followed by AGM

 
20th Feb 2020

BUCKLAND ABBEY Julie Perring, National Trust volunteer at Buckland Abbey and member of Wembury Local History Society

 
19th Mar 2020

THREE MURDERS and a SUICIDE Simon Dell, Local Historian, Chairman of Princetown and Tavistock LHSs, Director of Moorland Guides

 
16th Apr 2020

MORE POST WAR INDUSTRIES of PLYMOUTH Alan Bricknell, Chairman of Ford Park Cemetery Trust Heritage Team

 
21st May 2020

THE SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY John Brodribb, Curator at South Devon Railway Museum at Buckfastleigh

 
17th Sep 2020

PROSTITUTION in VICTORIAN PLYMOUTH Ian Hodgins, GP and researcher for Ford Park Cemetery

 
15th Oct 2020

DEVON INNS Robert Hesketh, Writer and Photographer with strong interest in Local History (subject of first degree)

 
19th Nov 2020

ELIZABETHAN PLYMOUTH and its ANCIENT BUILDINGS (A Tourist Guide for 1620) Chris Robinson, Author, Broadcaster and Artist