Kennerleigh & District Heritage Group
including Washford Pyne, Woolfardisworthy East & Black Dog

2013 Events Diary included ...

Thursday 23rd May 8pm - 9pm Kennerleigh Village Hall £1
'Manor Farm in the 1940s and 1950s'
A photographic presentation of life at Manor Farm and changes in farming given by Mary Rose and Ronald Somerville.
Tuesday 12th March 2013
Sue Bond of the Devon Family History Society on: ' Do You Really Know Who You Are?'
Introducing family historians to the resources of the Devon Family History Society and how to do Family History without the internet! 7.30pm £2
Judi Binks reported on 'Devon Remembers' planned event of 2014 centennial commemoration events of outbreak of World War One in 1914.

Tuesday 23rd April 2013
Brian Carpenter, Chief Archivist of the Devon Heritage Centre (formerly Devon Record Office and West Country Studies Library) on 'How to Do House History'.
7.30pm £3

Saturday 11th May 2013
Guided tour by the owner ofDowrich House, gardens and mill, followed by a delicious Devon cream tea. £3 - to include cream tea.

Lower Woodbear, Kennerleigh. Dawn Honeysett is planning a date in May for a small interested group to visit this beautiful traditional building. Interested people, please contact me on 01363 866668.

Wednesday 20th February
Judi Binks with a brief presentation on Napoleonic Prisoners of War based in Crediton and the impact of relationships formed with local girls, as part of the run up to CODS' Open Day for their production of the musical 'Brother Jacques' in April 2013.

The Making of Morchard talk with Richard Knight will be postponed until Autumn 2013.
More From the Archives
Tuesday 12th February 2013
This meeting featured local author and historian John Heal who explained to us what a dramatic impact the 1836 Improvement Act had on Crediton in the mid 19th century. This fascinating presentation was followed by a Q&A session. John Heal gave us the most up to date details on the new research centre at the Crediton Museum for local historians. 7.30pm £3 A small but discerning audience appreciated the fascinating talk given by one of our leading local authors and historians and a lively mix of reminisciences and discussion ensued, rounded off with sampling of the delicious baking and hospitality of Mesdames Margaret, Julia, Pippa, Dawn, Tanya, Joan, Irene and Kate. Special welcome to Vernon who was house-sitting for Jenny and John and also to Celia Boyle for making the trip from Fordton, Crediton. Thank you to all the helpers.A DVD of the talk should be available soon from Judi Binks, courtesy of Mr & Mrs M Brett.

               Kennerleigh and District Heritage Group, including Washford Pyne, Woolfardisworthy East and Black Dog.
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