Over 100 people attended Salcombe History Society's Christmas Meeting 2017. After chairman Ken Prowse welcomed the members and guests, he introduced a 30 minute film of Salcombe in the 1960s. The footage included a euchre match being played at The Shipwrights' featuring George Clements, Sam Harvey, Eddie Burner, Graham Griffiths (Grif), Geoff Ware and Eunice Chapman and many other familiar faces. Following the film the raffle was drawn with many great prizes on offer including a bottle of Salcombe Gin, two crab suppers, several bottles of wines and spirits, chocolates and Christmas fare. An incredible £442 was raised and our thanks go to the attendees, raffle donors and participants.
Salcombe History Society now has its own YouTube channel. Check it out here.
So far, courtesy of Paul Brodie, we have a series of five short videos featuring a fire in Salcombe in April 2011.
We are keen to populate the channel so please send us any local videos which might be suitable for inclusion.
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!
What: Kingsbridge Show
When: Saturday 2nd September 2017
Where: The Showground, Borough Farm, Kingsbridge, TQ9 7QP
Born 19th July 1914, just three weeks before Great Britain entered the First World War, Win still enjoys her fish and chip supper at home in Salcombe every Friday and remains a fully paid up member of Salcombe History Society!