Monthly Talk and AGM

Not quite our shortest AGM at fourteen and a half minutes, but business was done and dusted ready for Rolf Soderlind.

 

“An Unsound Mind” is a novella written by Rolf Soderlind.  Rolf appeared to be a little taken aback by the large audience in attendance.  His talk and book is based upon events that took place in 1933 in the house that is now his home.

 

“An Unsound Mind” is available from Rolf and Amazon and is a gripping tale.  Best of all you will recognise all the places in the book.

 

 

Guided walks.

Our guided walks around Babbacombe and St Marychurch are every Tuesday at 10.30am.  See our calendar for more details.

Meet at the bus stop near the Cliff Railway cafe there is a blue sign on the wall.

 

 

Monthly Talk April 2018

A rousing finish to our Winter program with Mike Holgate.

 

Songs with backing tracks to help tell the story and set the scene for Napoleon’s Torbay Holiday.

History in a very relaxed way.  Well done Mike please come again.

 

 

Monthly Talk March 2018

Our own army waiting in St Anne’s Hall would have seen off The Vikings when they tried to conquer the West Country.

 

A very well researched offering by Derek Gore.  Thank you for an interesting well documented evening.

 

 

Monthly Talk February 2018

 

 

We were into modern times for this talk, going back forty years or so for

 

A Tour around Torbay in the 1970’s and the 1980’s

 

Philip Kay and John Head took the driving seat for a quaint old fashioned presentation shown on slides around Torbay and South Devon.  Different days!!

 

 

 

Monthly Talk January 2018

 

 

The cold January evening did not deter enough people to fill Brunel Manor from Helen Hilliard’s talk about Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s plans for Watcombe.

 

We were given a fascinating talk on the house we now know as Brunel Manor and the gardens that he never saw finished, due to his early death at the age of 53.

 

Thank you Helen for a well researched piece of our local history.

 

 

Our Thursday evening talk

This evening we hear about …..

Brunel’s Hidden Kingdom by Helen Hilliard

 

This will be interesting.  All those buildings and other creations that we just do not see for looking.

 

 

Usual place … St Anne’s Hall.  Usual time … 7.30 start.