Yelverton & District Local History Society

 Site last updated - May 3rd 2016

WELCOME TO
YELVERTON & DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

 

FOR FULL DETAILS OF OUR 2016 PROGRAMME - SEE EVENTS PAGE

(Our Gallery Page contains summaries of our past events)

 NEW MEMBERS & FRIENDS WELCOME

The Society was formed over thirty years ago, in 1982, by a group of people who believed there was a need to study the fascinating history of the villages nestling on the Yelverton side of Dartmoor, and to make an effort to record as much of that history as possible while the places existed free of development and the people remembered the past.

The first meeting was held at 7.30pm on 17th November 1982 in the Conference Room at the Devon Tors under the chairmanship of David German. Twenty people attended the meeting. The villages covered by the Y. & D.L.H.S. were (and still are) Buckland Monachorum, Clearbrook, Crapstone, Dousland, Horrabridge, Meavy, Milton Combe, Sampford Spiney, Sheepstor, Walkhampton and Yelverton.

Today, the Society has around 140 members, a programme of walks and talks throughout the year, (see our Gallery page for reports on past events) and an illustrated journal - published periodically when contributions from members & friends allow.

A number of noted members have published work independently of the Society, Pauline Hemery (now Pauline Hamilton-Leggett), Alan Rowe, Tom Greeves, Elisabeth Stanbrook and Jenny Sanders to name a few, but we as members of the society have gained much by association with their efforts.

Some photos from previous events are depicted below and there are more on the Gallery page. Your views on any of these events that you have attended or ideas for the future are most welcome. Feedback is a gift - please feel free to email us (see Contacts page for detail)

    

    

     

   

 

                                                                       

LATEST NEWS :

 

Our talk in April was a very entertaining talk by Rick Stewart on a history of Devon Great Consols Mine. This will be followed up by a visit in July. Apologies for the delay in posting the summary on the Gallery Page but there is a problem uploading to the website  - currently being investigated . Hopefully this will be sorted shortly.

NEXT EVENT:

  • Tuesday May 17th
  • "The Siege of Plymouth and its Environs in the English Civil War"
  • A talk by Philip Photiou
  • Meavy Parish Hall 7.30pm
  • All welcome
  • Non members 4

 

 Full details of our 2016 Programme now on Events Page

NEW JOURNAL APPEAL

We would like to publish a new journal sometime this year. This will be very dependent on receiving enough articles for publication. Short stories of historic interest, items of research & photographs all welcome. We need our members help in making this possible.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Some back copies of previous journals are still available (see Publications Page) at our events or directly from the Chairman.

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

Membership rates have been held at current levels for 2016 : 4 single, 7 family. This represents exceptional value entitling members to attend all our talks & most of our summer events free of charge. Reminders will be sent to existing members in December. Forms for new members will be available soon at our talks or direct from the Membership Secretary - please email the Chairman from our Contacts page for details.