Monthly Talk November 2018

The crowds turned out on a foggy night for a spooky tale or two.

 

Did you know more people believe in ghosts in Torquay than any other area?  Dr Kevin Dixon told us “An Unnatural History of Torquay’s Ghosts”.  A fun and interactive evening.

 

Kevin’s visits to St Anne’s Hall are so very well received, he will return by popular request sometime next year.

 

 

Monthly Talk October 2018

 

Well what a turn out for this evenings talk by Phil Badcott.

“The Gilberts of Compton Castle” told us about the family that occupied this romantic house, just outside Torquay.

 

An amusing well presented evening.  Little wonder Phil is a highly regarded researcher and speaker.

 

Monthly Talk and AGM September 2018

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!!