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.



Christmas Party 2017

Agatha Christie would have been delighted with two murders (one being a poisoned dog) and an accidental death with a gun.


Putting many of her characters together in one place would have been ‘a nightmare’.



from the left Millie (the maid) aka Miss Lemon PA, Clifton (the butler), Inspector Japp, Monsieur Hercules Poirot, Mrs Agatha Christie and Captain Arthur Hastings.


Thank heavens for the mulled wine, mince pies, Dingbat quiz and Christmas carols.


Monthly Talk November 2017

Over a hundred passengers crowded on to the train leaving St Anne’s hall on it’s way to Dartmouth.

An evening of knowledge and humour with John Risdon along the Dartmouth and Torbay Railway.

An extremely interesting talk.

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.