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.

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

Programme for 2019

Date Event Presenter
Oct 16th Houses with history -High House Ted Froud
Nov 20th The Elliott's Story – a Chillington family Neil Martin (and team)
Dec 11th Christmas celebration – Dodbrooke church and its history Note: 2nd WedsTeam

Dates for 2020

Date Event Presenter
Jan 15th Lost PlymouthFelicity Goodall
Feb 19th TBC - Plymouth/Dartmouth 400
Mar 18th Stowford Mill, IvybridgeSheila Hancox
Apr 15th Old DartmoorPaul Rendell
May 20th The Freemasons and Masonic HallNick Goodman
Jun 17th Dartmouth Walk
Jul 15th Guided visit to the Cookworthy Museum Museum Staff

Notes in italic subject to confirmation.

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Antiques Architecture Appreciation
Astronomy Bird-watching
Book Club 1 Book Club 2
Book Club 3 Book Club 4
Bowls Bridge
Canasta Church Visits
Creative Crafts Cryptic Crosswords
French Culture French Language
Fun with Flowers Garden Appreciation
Gentle Gardens Geology
German Conversation German Language
Greek Myths Greek Sculpture/The Romans
Horse Racing Italian for Beginners
Local History Lunch Bunch
Mah Jong Painting
Petanque 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 The Music Group
Walk with Pub Lunch Wine Appreciation