Salcombe History Society

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Newsletter – Issue 23 – December 2022

History Society Chair Ken Prowse and all the Committee Members would like to wish Members of Salcombe History Society a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Clearing Snow on Main Road


Snowed Under 1979 – Ken Prowse top left


2023 AGM: 28 March 2023
The History Society’s 2023 AGM is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 28 March 2023 at 7pm at Salcombe Rugby Club, Twomeads, Camperdown Road, TQ8 8AX.

Following AGM business Roger Barrett, research coordinator and archivist for the History Society and curator of Salcombe Maritime Museum, will give a talk entitled “A Short History of Salcombe”.

View from The Fortescue

Snowy Rooftops to Holy Trinity

History Society Meeting on 23 November
Stephen Pedrick gave a most interesting and well received talk to the History Society on 23 November, “From voices to pages – Oral history captured”. A capacity audience at Salcombe Rugby Club heard how Steve started off recording recollections of life in the South Hams nearly 20 years ago and how he put together the memories of times past which are in his three books.  Steve showed numerous photos of the people whose stories he has set down and played recordings of what they said.

Following Steve’s talk, Roger Barrett introduced his new book “A History of Salcombe and its Surroundings”, which is on sale at Salter’s Bookshelf in Salcombe, Ashby’s of Salcombe and The Harbour Bookshop in Kingsbridge, or by emailing  The price is £12.99 plus £3.50 post and packing.

Many thanks to all who attended on 23 November.

Salcombe Nativity Scene

Ready to Sledge

Christmas in the Park

2023 Calendar: Last copies for sale
Last copies of the History Society’s 2023 Calendar are available for £6.00 from Ashby’s of Salcombe, Bonningtons Salcombe and The Harbour Bookshop in Kingsbridge, or £8.00 including UK postage from our website shop at

Looking Down Coronation Road

All photographs courtesy of Salcombe History Society and Salcombe Maritime Museum.