Events

THE LUSTLEIGH SOCIETY
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2017

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 25th JANUARY at 7.30pm
UNDER THE COLLAR
Speaker: SIMON FRANKLIN
Coming from a dynasty of vicars the rector will reflect on how the role has changed with the passing years and reveal a little of the lighter side to his daily duties.

WEDNESDAY 22nd FEBRUARY at 7.30pm
DARTMOOR, LOCATION BEHIND MANY EPIC FILMS
Speaker: PAUL RENDELL
Paul has been a Dartmoor National Park guide for 21 years and has developed a passion for this rugged terrain. He has witnessed first hand the making of War Horse and has many fascinating stories to tell.

Friday 17 MARCH at 7.30pm
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.
Open to all (members and non-members)
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

WEDNESDAY 22nd MARCH at 7.30pm
THE HISTORY OF STOWFORD MILL
Speaker: SHEILA HANCOX
This Mill was built in 1787 at Ivybridge, the talk will reveal a fantastic insight into the lives of the families who owned the Mill and their contribution to the evolution of the town of Ivybridge. Also included will be illustrated information about the paper process through the years and the watermarks.

WEDNESDAY 26th APRIL at 7.30pm
COLETON FISHACRE & THE D’OYLY CARTES
Speaker: JEREMY PEARSON
Built in the early 1920’s Coleton has been the family home of the immensely rich D’Oyly Carte family, a war time refuge and then a home again. It is now owned by the National Trust. Tonight our speaker will give us a flavour of its more glamorous days of the 1930’s

WEDNESDAY 24th MAY at 7.30pm
THE DISCOVERY OF SITTAFORD STONE CIRCLE – ITS CONTEXT AND SIGNIFICANCE
Speaker: ALAN ENDACOTT
In 2007 Alan discovered on Dartmoor what he thought were prone stones, in 2015 further investigations were made by an army of volunteers, it is now believed they are 4,000 years old.

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WEDNESDAY 21nd JUNE – at 2.00pm or 3.30 pm. Meeting point to be notified
VISIT – HARBOUR AND PORT OF TEIGNMOUTH
Trade has passed through this historic port for over 300 years, its main export is locally mined ball clay. Imports include animal feed, fertilizer and road stone.
Numbers are limited and should only be undertaken by those who are fit and steady of foot, sensible footwear is essential. Max 15 people each group. Cost £4.00

WEDNESDAY 19th JULY at 2.20 pm. Meet just inside the large gate.
VISIT – TIVERTON CASTLE & PRIVATE HOUSE
Leader: MRS ALISON GORDON (Owner)
A private tour not all of which is open to the general public.
This listed building now houses fine collections of furniture, pictures, arms and armour some of which can be tried on. Do bring your cameras!
The gardens are beautiful especially in July.
Cost £9 + Optional tea at £5.50. Maximum number 30

AUGUST – NO MEETING

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WEDNESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER at 7.30pm
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS
Speaker: SIMON DELL
Called Conchies they were frequently treated with disdain, this lecture recounts their stories some of which have lain hidden and unmentioned for years.

WEDNESDAY 18th OCTOBER at 7.30pm
A LOOK AT OUR LOCAL WEATHER
Speaker: WILL HAND
This talk will give a perspective of the weather in the Haytor area over the past 15 years. The changing seasons will be illustrated with pictures and there will be an opportunity for questions about all aspects of weather in general.

SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER at 7.30pm
An evening of FILM and LIVE MUSIC to celebrate the life of the poet CHARLES CAUSLEY
This feature length film will be introduced by the director JANE DARKE
JIM CAUSLEY will also be present to sing some of his settings of Charles Causley’s poems
Causley film evening

WEDNESDAY 29th 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.