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Visit to Crown Hill Fort

Crown Hill Fort

On 16th June 2016 we visited the fort. It was an extremely interesting time. The fort is well worth a visit…





Photo Day Saturday May 14th 2016

We have many old photographs from the 19th and early 20th century but there are very few post WW2 photos in our archives. To remedy this we are holding a Photo Day in the Village Hall from 10.00 to 16.30. If you have any photographs from any era you could share with us, we will have scanners and cameras  to reproduce them.

There will also be the complete set of Peter Lugar’s Wembury histories with photographs and text. There will also be a continuous slide show of Wembury photographs.

There will be an identical event held in the Silver Jubilee Hall in Down Thomas. The date has  been set for Saturday 13th May 2017 from 10:30 to 16:30.


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Commemorating World War 1 2015

Do you have memorabilia of World War I? If so, we’d very much like to hear from you.

Later this year, possibly in collaboration with St Werburgh’s, we are aiming to mount an exhibition marking the outbreak of the War. We have some materials for this already, but we hope that we will also be able to include items owned by others in Wembury.

Perhaps you have photographs, letters, medals, citations or war service records tucked away in a drawer. Or it could be diaries kept by soldiers, or family members back home. Or you might have stories or anecdotes that you’d like to share with us. We’d be very interested in all these things, and much more.

We understand completely that you would not wish to part with anything, or even put the items themselves on display. What we would like to do, therefore, is scan documents and photograph medals, etc, so that we can use our copies in the displays.

We also understand that most Wembury people’s ancestors had no connection with Wembury. Please don’t let this hold you back – while part of the exhibition will have a local focus, we are hoping to discover memorabilia relating to the war in general.

John Mills is co-ordinating this part of the project, so please contact him if you think you have items of interest. His contact details are 862581 and

Many thanks

David Pinder

2013 The Devon History Society has asked us to advertise the following event.

Saturday, July 13th 2013 Summer meeting at Poltimore House, hosted by Poltimore House Trust and the Poltimore Estate History and Archaeology Group

Contact Julia Neville for more information: