As a result of the high level of interest shown at the Steam Rally, an open morning was held on the morning of September 11th at East Allington Village Hall. The meeting was co-ordinated by East Allington resident Julie Higgin and attended by Society chairman Ken Prowse, who took along various old property details relating to the area, and a dozen or so local residents who brought along a variety of fascinating items including photographs, posters, booklets, rent books and maps. Other interested parties were unable to attend so another meeting will be organised so if you have any interesting items to share or a connection (past or present) with East Allington, please keep a look out for further details.
Chairman Ken Prowse represented Salcombe History Society at the South Hams Vintage Steam Rally in August and at Kingsbridge Show in September. Luckily the weather was fair, resulting in a pleasing amount of visitors at the shows and a good level of interest in the work of the Society. The Society's grateful thanks go to Richard Weymouth, Geoff Foale, Faye Pannell and Jackie Jardine for their assistance with setting up and manning the stall.
Ken Prowse proudly holding the 2018 Salcombe History Society calendar at Kingsbridge Show
Ken Prowse and Richard Weymouth selling calendars at Kingsbridge Show
The Society's stand at the Steam Rally
Richard Weymouth speaking with interested visitors to the Steam Rally
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