Yelverton & District Local History Society

 Site last updated - November 22nd 2017

WELCOME TO
YELVERTON & DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

 

OUR 2018 PROGRAMME IS NOW UNDER PREPARATION AND WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE SOON

(Our Gallery Page contains summaries of our past events)

 NEW MEMBERS & FRIENDS WELCOME

The Society was formed over thirty years ago, in 1982, by a group of people who believed there was a need to study the fascinating history of the villages nestling on the Yelverton side of Dartmoor, and to make an effort to record as much of that history as possible while the places existed free of development and the people remembered the past.

The first meeting was held at 7.30pm on 17th November 1982 in the Conference Room at the Devon Tors under the chairmanship of David German. Twenty people attended the meeting. The villages covered by the Y. & D.L.H.S. were (and still are) Buckland Monachorum, Clearbrook, Crapstone, Dousland, Horrabridge, Meavy, Milton Combe, Sampford Spiney, Sheepstor, Walkhampton and Yelverton.

Today, the Society has around 140 members, a programme of walks and talks throughout the year, (see our Gallery page for reports on past events) and an illustrated journal - published periodically when contributions from members & friends allow.

A number of noted members have published work independently of the Society, Pauline Hemery (now Pauline Hamilton-Leggett), Alan Rowe, Tom Greeves, Elisabeth Stanbrook and Jenny Sanders to name a few, but we as members of the society have gained much by association with their efforts.

Some photos from previous events are depicted below and there are more on the Gallery page. Your views on any of these events that you have attended or ideas for the future are most welcome. Feedback is a gift - please feel free to email us (see Contacts page for detail)

            

                                                               

                          

 

    

     

   

 

                                                                       

LATEST NEWS :

 

Dr. Tom Greeves rounded off our 2017 programme with his talk on 19th century photographer William Spreat . A summary of this will be on the  on the Gallery Page soon.

NEXT EVENT :

  • Tuesday January 16th
  • "The Fair Arm of the Law"
  • A talk by Simon Dell
  • Meavy Parish Hall 7.30pm

 

NEW JOURNAL APPEAL

We are planning on publishing a new journal early in the New Year. We would still like contributions from our members please. Short stories of historic interest, items of research & photographs all welcome.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Some back copies of previous journals are still available (see Publications Page) at our events or directly from the Chairman.

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

Memberships are renewable from January 1st and rates will be unchanged for 2018 as follows:  6 single, 10 family. We believe this represents exceptional value entitling members to attend all our talks & most of our summer events free of charge. Reminders will be sent out soon to existing members and forms for new members are available at our talks or direct from the Membership Secretary - please email the Chairman from our Contacts page for details.