Events

THE LUSTLEIGH SOCIETY
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2018

Unless otherwise stated, meetings are held in the Village Hall TQ13 9AA at 7.30 pm.
Refreshments from 7.00 pm.

Most talks will be illustrated. Visitors Very Welcome

WEDNESDAY 24th JANUARY at 7.30pm
THE ROLE OF A RANGER
Speaker: SIMON LEE
Simon’s role as a ranger covers seven parishes and a multitude of tasks, which vary from caring for volunteers and the public to more manual jobs such as the maintenance of paths, gates and much more.

WEDNESDAY 21st FEBRUARY at 7.30pm
OUR POOR LITTLE MANOR IN DEVON:
Speaker: WILLIAM HARDIMAN
William is at the heart of research being undertaken in the parish of Moretonhampstead covering several hundred years, later to be mounted as an exhibition in Green Hill Moretonhampstead.

WEDNESDAY 21st MARCH at 7.30pm
THE DARTMOOR HILL PONY
Speaker: CHARLOTTE FAULKNER
Charlotte will illustrate the story of the ponies on the Moor from the beginning to the present.

WEDNESDAY 25th APRIL at 7.30pm
TIME TRAVELLERS GUIDE TO RESTORATION ENGLAND
Speaker: DR IAN MORTIMER
Ian Mortimer’s medieval and Elizabethan Time Traveller’s Guides are well known as entertaining travel guides to the past. Between them, they have sold well over 500,000 copies. In this talk he will present twenty-six aspects of the third book in the series, arranged as an A-Z, to introduce you to life in Restoration Britain.

WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY at 7.30pm
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE VICTORIANS
Volunteers from Lustleigh and the surrounding area have researched aspects of change in the Wrey Valley and the surrounding area in the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 – 1901). To coincide with the publication of the research in a book, we will present some of the most significant findings.

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WEDNESDAY 13th JUNE 10.45am
BEHIND THE SCENES – THEATRE ROYAL then BBC SPOTLIGHT in PLYMOUTH
10.45am – Meet at BOX OFFICE, THEATRE ROYAL
Visit – Backstage at Theatre Royal, PL1 2TR
Followed by
1.30 pm Visit – BBC Spotlight Southwest studios during live production. PL3 5BD
One party of 30 people. Total cost of visits £6.
 
WEDNESDAY 18th JULY 10:00am
VISIT WESTAWAYS SAUSAGES NEWTON ABBOT
10:00am Meet at MAIN DOOR. TQ12 3SJ
To see the production of award winning Devon speciality sausages.
Numbers limited to 30. No charge. Wear a jacket able to withstand the cold of a freezer and sensible shoes. Some standing around and stairs.
3-6 Rydon Industrial Estate, close to Fairway Furniture.
Find own parking.

AUGUST – NO MEETING

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WEDNESDAY 19th SEPTEMBER at 7.30pm
40th ANNIVERSARY MEETING
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the setting up of the Lustleigh Society tonight will feature a special guest speaker – details to be announced.

WEDNESDAY 17th OCTOBER at 7.30pm
CESS PITS, SEWERS & CEMETERIES
Speaker: DR PETER MARSDEN
This talk describes what it is like being an archaeologist, delving into the ruins of really old buildings and reconstructing the lives of the people who lived long ago, from their rubbish and remains. Peter has promised to bring along a few examples of “rubbish” from Roman and medieval times – now, of course, considered as ‘museum pieces’.

WEDNESDAY 28th NOVEMBER at 7.30pm
SHORT AGM – FOLLOWED BY EVENING OF FESTIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Following a short AGM a glass of wine and a mince pie, enjoy a relaxed
evening of entertainment. (Details to follow)

DECEMBER NO MEETING

 


The Lustleigh Society is open to all, residents and visitors alike with an interest in the local history of this Devon village and the surrounding area. We organise talks, visits and record the changing character of the locality. The current annual subscription is £7.50 and includes access to all meetings unless otherwise shown. Non-members are welcome to any meetings and are charged £3.00 on each occasion. Members are given priority on visits.