Exciting New Addition to the Website

Today, by kind permission of Roger Barratt of Salcombe Maritime History Museum, we have uploaded eight Salcombe Maritime History Papers. These fascinating essays provide the reader with much interesting information about Salcombe’s past. The topics covered are:

1. Medieval Trade and Warfare

2. Tudor and Stuart Trade and Shipping

3.The Spanish Armada 1588

4. Pirates and Privateers

5. Salcombe and the Civil War

6. The Newfoundland Cod Trade

8. Salcombe and the Smuggling Trade

9. The Trade of the Estuary in the Early 19th

Edward Hannaford’s Reunion Lunch

Carrying on the tradition in memory of Edward Hannaford, Virginia Lown organised the annual Salcombe School reunion lunch at Salcombe Yacht Club on 31st May 2018. Around 30 people attended the two course buffet style lunch. It was a wonderful spread, much enjoyed by Salcombe History Society Chairman Ken Prowse and the other participants as they reminisced with a yarn or two about their shared experiences of growing up in Salcombe.

Please note: this is an annual event which takes place on the last Thursday in May. It would be lovely to see a few more faces next year. Please contact Salcombe History Society in you require further information.

 

Crabfest 2018

The third annual Salcombe Crabfest took place on 6th May 2018 in glorious sunshine. Once again, The Fortescue Arms kindly offered Salcombe History Society space in their beer garden and Chairman Ken Prowse, ably assisted by Geoff Foale and Colin de la Mare, manned the stall, publicising the work of the Society. A variety of photographs and documents were on display for the many interested visitors.

 

SHS Annual General Meeting 2018

The 8th Annual General Meeting of Salcombe History Society took place on Wednesday 14th March 2018 at Salcombe Rugby Club. Around 40 members attended to hear a summary of the Society’s activities over the past year. They were then treated to a talk and slideshow by Bob Hesketh on the theme of ‘Nostalgia’. It proved to be an amusing evening with members sharing their anecdotes of life in the 1950s and 1960s.