Upcoming Events

What: South Hams Vintage Machinery Club Rally

When: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August 2017

Where: Sorley Cross, Kingsbridge, TQ7 4AF

Ken on the Salcombe History Society stall at last year's rally. Please join us this year if you can!

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What: Kingsbridge Show

When: Saturday 2nd September 2017

Where: The Showground, Borough Farm, Kingsbridge, TQ9 7QP

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SHS General Meeting: Smuggling in Devon

 

Over fifty people attended Salcombe History Society's last general meeting, held on 21st June 2017 at Salcombe Rugby Club. Members were treated to an interesting talk by author Robert Hesketh on smuggling in the Devon, during which he revealed that most inhabitants of coastal communities were involved in some way and here in the South Hams, the tower of Thurlestone Church was used to store smuggled spirits.

The new Salcombe History Society advertising banner was also revealed, modelled here by Chairman Ken Prowse.