Kingsbridge Estuary

Local History

Whether you have lived here all your life or are a relative newcomer, we hope you will want to be part of our lively and friendly group, which aims to explore and discover all aspects of the history of Kingsbridge and the surrounding area. We start each session with refreshments, then we usually have a talk lasting about an hour on topics chosen by members. Click on the link to our Archive on the right to find out what we have already done and some of what we have discovered.

The group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, usually in the morning at 10.00 for 10.30am at the Dodbrooke Church Hall. There is a small charge of £2 per person for each meeting, to cover the cost of hiring the hall and for tea/coffee & biscuits.

A team of six coordinates the group but looks to support from members on topics of interest and help with research. There will be plenty of opportunity to work with others or individually and add to our store of local knowledge – and our archive. We also have an excellent resources room at our disposal in the museum, so we hope to entice some of you to join us there.

Please note the last meeting of this term is on Weds July 3rd, and is a visit to Loddiswell Station at 10.30 am. Parking at Avon Mill please. There will be a charge of £5 for tea and cake, payable on arrival.

Please note there will now be no meeting on 17th July.

The first meeting of the new year will be on September 18th at Dodbrooke Parish hall - 120 years of farming at East Prawle. Talk by Roger Tucker.

For further information and directions contact: Angela Taylor 854407 or click Local History to email.

Programme for 2019

Date Event Presenter
Jan 16th Wm Chamberlain of Dodbrooke Fran Ansell
. implement maker - the first 50 years
Feb 20th A fresh look at East Prawle Kate Jennings
. with Kate Jennings, author .
. of recent book on village .
Mar 20th Kingsbridge and Salcombe ships and Roger Barrett
. shipbuilding in 19th century
April 17th Growing up in Kingsbridge Alan and Roger Lidstone
. . and Robert Cattell
May 15th Murder, Mayhem and Memories Celia Strong
. in East Portlemouth .
June 19th Donovan's - a local family and theirCathy and Angela
. business .
July 3rd Loddiswell Station .
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Bowls Bridge
Canasta Church Visits
Classical Music Appreciation Creative Crafts
Cryptic Crosswords French Culture
French Language Fun with Flowers
Garden Appreciation Gentle Gardens
Geology German Conversation
German Language Greek Mythology
Greek Sculpture/The Romans Horse Racing
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Lunch Bunch Mah Jong
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Philosophical Traditions Philosophy
Play Reading Poetry Appreciation
Quiz Club Raspberry Pi
Scrabble Singing for Pleasure
Spanish for Beginners 1 Spanish for Beginners 2
Spanish for Beginners 3 Spanish Language
Stretch and Tone 1 Stretch and Tone 2
Walk with Pub Lunch Wine Appreciation