Monthly Talk October 2017



What ever today’s storm was called it did not stop people coming out for an interesting and interactive evening with Eric Walkom.


Photos and postcards showed how Torquay developed.


A really good evening.


Monthly Talk and AGM



Well we matched our previous record of a ten minute AGM and so on with the rest of the evening.


The Reverend Nicholas Pearkes gave a very in depth, well researched and illustrated talk about “Devon in the Cold War”.


Little did we know about what was happening only a stones throw from where many of us live.



AGM 21st September


As always we will keep the AGM as brief as possible.


“Devon in the Cold War” follows by Reverend Nicholas Pearkes.


Now that is intriguing!


We do have two vacancies on the committee at present;  A Speakers/Talks organiser and also a general helper.  If you are interested in joining us please contact us for a nomination form.


We do have fun and it is not stiff and starchy.




Autumn Season Talks



Well!  Autumn appears to have arrived earlier than ever this year so, have a look at what is in store for the Autumn months.




Contact problems


The contact problems have now been resolved.


If you have contacted us recently and have not received a reply please let us know.


Thank you for your patience.



Devon Family History help desk on May 11th

Join us in St Anne’s Hall.

The  Devon Family History Society will be on hand to help you get started with your family tree, or if you have started and don’t know where to go next.  You do not have to have been born in Devon or have Devon roots, we can help.


The Babbacombe and St Marychurch History Local Society have so many group photos in their archive , can you help us to name them?




Monthly Talk March 2017


There have been quite a few Cliffords at Ugbrooke House over the years and Helen Turnbull enlightened us with many.



As always a full house listened on.  Thank you Helen.



Monthly Talk February 2017



What an interesting evening?


Historical!  Hilarious!  Completely interactive with all in the hall made for a thoroughly enjoyable hour and a half.


Many thanks to Kevin Dixon and all of Torquays odd history.


Monthly Talk January 2017

The cold January evening did not deter a full house in the warm comfort of St Anne’s Hall

The story of HARRY HEMS ~ the  enigmatic, controversial and eccentric Victorian, Exeter based sculptor was told by Colin Vosper in his usual amusing and energetic style.

Starting work as a cutler he soon became a wood carver and sculptor.

It is a story full of local history; to intrigue and surprise those interested in the buildings, churches and monuments around the Devon area …… including Torbay.



Changes to our monthly talk January 2017

Unfortunately due to urgent hospitalisation Phil Badcott will be unable to join us.  We will save the holiday photos for a while and Colin Vosper will present one of his exciting, always amusing and energetic productions.

Join us in the warmth of St Anne’s Hall for:

The story of HARRY HEMS

~ the  enigmatic, controversial and eccentric Victorian, Exeter based sculptor.