Events

THE LUSTLEIGH SOCIETY
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2019

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 23rd JANUARY at 7.30pm
THE WELLIED SLEUTH DIGS THE DIRT ON DARTMOOR
Speaker: TIM HARROD
A venerable yet vagabond PhD in wellies and an ancient VW has quartered Lustleigh’s landscape in all weathers but there was a purpose and an award winning colourful outcome.

WEDNESDAY 20st FEBRUARY at 7.30pm
NATIONAL COASTWATCH FROM TEIGNMOUTH VIEW POINT
Speaker: EDIE STEVENSON
A rota of volunteers maintain a watch along the coast path and out to sea for potentially vulnerable people and craft.
All equipment is funded by donations and a bookstall, they would be pleased to receive any unwanted books, paperbacks only thank you.

WEDNESDAY 20th MARCH at 7.30pm
SOME RUDE MONUMENTS OF A CURIOUS KIND
Speaker: JANE MARCHAND
An antiquarian’s view of Dartmoor.

WEDNESDAY 24th APRIL at 7.30pm
AN OVERVIEW OF EASTERN DARTMOOR AT THE TIME OF THE BLACK DEATH
Speaker: Dr DAVID STONE
This talk explores the local evidence for the impact of the Black Death of 1348 – 1349 which nationally caused the death of nearly half the population.

WEDNESDAY 22nd MAY at 7.30pm
WILD DAYS AND MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS
Speaker: ANDREW COOPER
A biologist and anthropologist by training, Andrew’s talk tells an extraordinary story and is a saga that takes you from prehistoric to present day featuring a secret valley in South Devon.

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WEDNESDAY 19th JUNE 14.15am
VISIT – THE DEVON & EXETER INSTITUTION
Meet at main door 7 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ at 2:15pm
Cost £3 pp inc. tea/coffee & biscuits (Only 15 places!)
 Founded in 1813 the interior of the building is of historic interest as well as holding a library of national importance. This visit will also provide an opportunity to view Francis Steven’s painting of Lustleigh Cleave and a major painting by Emmanuel Jeffrey who at one time lived in Lustleigh.

WEDNESDAY 17th JULY 14:30
VISIT – OLD FORDE HOUSE, NEWTON ABBOT, TQ12 4XX
Cost £6 pp includes tea/coffee and biscuits.
2:30pm Meet at MAIN DOOR. TQ12 3SJ
Guide: MICHAEL MARTIN
This Grade 1 Jacobean manor house is steeped in history. King Charles 1st stayed here several nights when visiting Plymouth. During the Civil War Oliver Cromwell and Colonel Fairfax also sort shelter here.

AUGUST – NO MEETING

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WEDNESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER at 7.30pm
THE CATHEDRAL YARD FIRE & RESEARCHING EXETER’S ANCIENT BUILDINGS
Speaker: Dr TODD GRAY
During renovations to the Clarence Hotel and adjacent buildings following the fire of October 2016 many new and extremely interesting points have come to light.

WEDNESDAY 16th OCTOBER at 7.30pm
WILD AND WONDROUS
Speaker: LEE BRAY
This talk will focus on the changing perceptions and interpretations of  Dartmoor’s prehistory.

WEDNESDAY 27th NOVEMBER at 7.30pm
SHORT AGM – FOLLOWED BY EVENING OF FESTIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Following a short AGM, enjoy a little seasonal fare and 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.