Salcombe History Society

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Newsletter – Issue 28 – December 2023

Newsletter – Issue 28 – December 2023

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! History Society Chair Ken Prowse and the Committee wish all Members of the Society a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!       2024 AGM: 26 March 2024 The History Society’s 2024 AGM is scheduled to take place...
Newsletter – Issue 27 – November 2023

Newsletter – Issue 27 – November 2023

The Women’s Land Army – In Salcombe & beyond Tuesday 28 November 2023, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start … Everyone Welcome An illustrated talk by Becks Pearson about The Women’s Land Army (WLA) in Salcombe & beyond. The WLA increased...
Newsletter – Issue 26 – September 2023

Newsletter – Issue 26 – September 2023

“Up Against It”. Reflections of Salcombe boatbuilder Mike Atfield Tuesday 26 September 2023, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start Everyone Welcome In 2017 Mike Atfield, a traditional wooden boatbuilder based in Island Street, finally decided to hang up his tools and...
Newsletter – Issue 25 – June 2023

Newsletter – Issue 25 – June 2023

DORNOM’S BOATYARD, SALCOMBE In this issue we’re featuring photos from Dornom’s Boatyard in Salcombe. The Dornom family were of Danish origin. John Dornom arrived in South Devon from the port town of Esjberg on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark in the...
Ann Inch Award – £250 Prize!

Ann Inch Award – £250 Prize!

We are offering a prize of £250 and a public lecture in Salcombe for an original work of written research on the history of Salcombe.  The research can be on any aspect of Salcombe’s history, including its people, industries, the land or sea. It is open to anyone who...
AGM – 28 March 2023

AGM – 28 March 2023

On 28th March 2023, the Society held its AGM, the first since 2019.  Following opening remarks and welcome by the Chairman, Ken Prowse, the 2019 AGM Minutes were approved, the 2022 Accounts were adopted, and the Chairman delivered his Annual Report.  The Committee and...