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.



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.