Yelverton & District Local History Society

2020 - Programme of events

INDOOR EVENTS

 

TUES JAN 21

"The Real Poldark Inheritance" (the reality behind the myths)

 - a talk by Terry Faull

TUES FEB 18

 

"A Rural Legacy Lost: the Decline of Salmon Fishing on the River Dart" (its effects on a local community) - a talk by Nick Baker

TUES MAR 17

"The Black Death on Dartmoor" - a talk by Dr. David Stone (+AGM & raffle)

 

TUES APR 21

"Haytor Granite" (history of the industry and the people who ran it) - a talk by Stuart Drabble

 

TUES MAY 19 "The History and Art of the Catacombs of Rome" (origins, traditions and unusual habits) - a talk by Dr. Geri Parlby

OUTDOOR EVENTS

TUES JUNE 16

 

An historical walk on the Plymouth Barbican

with Chris Robinson

Meet Mayflower Steps 6.45pm for 7pm start 

 

 

TUES JULY 21

Calstock History Walk with Steve Docksey

A 2 hour riverside stroll.

Meet main car park 6.45pm for 7pm start.

TUES AUG 18

Event to be confirmed

 

 

INDOOR EVENTS

TUES SEP 15 "Okehampton: Historic Gateway to Northern Dartmoor" (social history and development from the Roman period) - a talk by Andrew Thompson
TUES OCT 20 "Plymouth's Bloody History" (grim and gruesome, pre-history to WW2) - a talk by Laura Quigley
TUES NOV 17

"Conquering the Dumnonii: new light on the Roman Army deployment in South West Britain - a talk by Dr. Chris Smart (plus Christmas Raffle )

 

All our indoor events are held at Meavy Parish Hall at 7.30 pm.

We welcome suggestions on topics for future events - please contact us & let us know your views.

 

EVENTS

Talks are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Meavy Parish Hall. Outdoor visits and walks take place in the summer at various locations in the area.

 

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS


2020 rates are as follows:
Individual: 6.00
Family: 10.00

Contact: Peter Snopek, 28 Colston Close, Plymouth, PL6 6AY.

JOURNAL


The journal is published periodically depending on contributions from members.

CONTRIBUTIONS


Correspondence relating to the Journal and contributions for publication should be emailed to the Chairman - see Contacts page.