The Society and Archive

Just released – Event for March 2017

The LUSTLEIGH SOCIETY presents the

“DARTMOOR ENTERTAINERS” Film introduced by BILL MURRAY

With personal appearances by DAVE WILLS & LEN HARVEY

(of the Kelly Quarry Blasters)

JASON RICE, MARK BAZELEY, ROB MURCH

(of the Dartmoor Pixie Band)

FRIDAY 17th MARCH, 7.30 p.m.

LUSTLEIGH VILLAGE HALL

BAR

In aid of the Lustleigh Community Archive

Tickets £7.50 available from The Lustleigh Dairy

T: 01647 277498 or E: peter@moormasons.plus.com



The Lustleigh Society was formed in 1978 as a society for lectures on local history. In the years following, much material relating to the history of the village was donated to the society and stored in the village reading room, located in the Church House, an ancient building in the centre of the village. In the mid 1980’s this collection relocated to a small room in the Old Vestry, until 2006 when a larger room within the same building became available. There followed an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund – and other funding bodies – to completely renovate the room to archival storage standard. The archive re-opened in April 2009 having been completely reorganised and re-catalogued. The Archives of Lustleigh provide an important insight into the development of a village situated on the edge of Dartmoor, which has origins in prehistory.

The Old Vestry
The Archives Room Is Situated On The First Floor Of The Old Vestry In The Corner Of Lustleigh Churchyard

Lustleigh Community Archive consists of:

• Parish records (baptisms/marriages/deaths) , registers and census data

• Maps including the 1837 Tithe Map with Schedule of Apportionments

• Parish Magazines dating from 1889

• Minutes of village organisations

• Press-cuttings

• Over 3500 photographs and postcards

• Paintings, books, oral history recordings and many other documents of historic interest