SHS General Meeting: Smuggling in Devon


Over fifty people attended Salcombe History Society's last general meeting, held on 21st June 2017 at Salcombe Rugby Club. Members were treated to an interesting talk by author Robert Hesketh on smuggling in the Devon, during which he revealed that most inhabitants of coastal communities were involved in some way and here in the South Hams, the tower of Thurlestone Church was used to store smuggled spirits.

The new Salcombe History Society advertising banner was also revealed, modelled here by Chairman Ken Prowse.

Next Meeting 21st June


Robert Hesketh Talk on Smuggling in Devon

When: 7pm for 7.30pm on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Where: Salcombe Rugby Club, Camperdown Road, Salcombe, TQ8 8AX

All welcome. Admission: £3 non-members, £1 members

Refreshments will be available

Contact: Ken Prowse


Telephone: 01548 854075

Edward Hannaford’s Reunion Lunch

As many of you know, Edward Hannaford organised a reunion lunch every year. Edward Hannaford's Reunion Lunch is held annually on the last Thursday of May and as he is no longer with us we have decided to perpetuate this event. The words below are from organiser Virginia Lown:

Hi Everyone! It has fallen to me to organise the Salcombe Lunch which Edward Hannaford used to hold. This is a very last minute thing so please, I would like some help. I have booked the Yacht Club for 25th May 1 - 1.30, and hope to hold a delicious three course lunch, costing probably a maximum of £12.50. BUT I desperately need to know how many would like to come. Please say you will come. Remember it's a wonderful way to catch up with people you have not seen for ages, as well as to make new Salcombe friends. Could you let me know soonest if you would like to attend as I need to give numbers. Thank you all - Look forward to seeing you!