Exeter Local History Society members are hooked on history. If you share our fascination, why not join us? We have six lecture meetings a year and six guided walks, plus occasional long distance outings, and we cover an incredibly diverse range of subjects from Roman remains to post-WW2 redevelopment.
The charge for each meeting is normally £3 (free to members) and the annual membership fee is £12 (£16 for joint membership). If you sample a meeting and decide to join, the £3 cost will be deducted from your first annual fee. Walks and visits normally cost £3 each for members and visitors.
We also produce six newsletters a year - how about we email you the most recent as a free taster? to request a copy just email ExeterLocalHistory@gmail.com. We hope we will see you soon at one of our events, listed below under "Up and Coming Events".
In the meantime, check out our website and see for yourself the great selection of subjects with which we entertain our members. Just click on "Recent Events" or "Visits & Walks" on the banner at the top of this page to explore our programme history! Click on "How To Join Us" for an application form.
FUTURE EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY
Thursday, 9 November 2017
Guided tour of Poltimore House, parts of which date back to Tudor times. Poltimore's guides are passionate about their subject and they will also tell us about the history of the Bampfylde family and their Exeter estates in more detail. Tea and cakes are part of the deal and not to be missed ! Cost is £3.00 to members and non-members alike. Contact eventbrite.co.uk to reserve
Full reservation instructions can be found by clicking "Contact us" in the top banner on this page and then "Reserving Places" on the left banner which then appears.
Friday, 10 November 2017
WITCHCRAFT IN EXETER 1558-1660
THE GUILDHALL, EXETER HIGH STREET
The city of Exeter is the last place in England where people are known to have been hanged for the alleged crime of witchcraft. Professor Mark Stoyle of the University of Southampton will tell us the stories of some of the unfortunate men and women who were denounced to the city's magistrates as witches between 1558 and 1660. Doors open at 7.00 pm for 7.30 start. Essential to reserve your place with www.eventbrite.co.uk. Full reservation instructions can be found by clicking "Contact us" in the top banner on this page and then "Reserving Places" on the left banner which appears.
Christmas Quiz (note this event is scheduled for Monday - to avoid Christmas shopping parking problems).
Essential to reserve your place with www.eventbrite.co.uk. Free to members. £3 for non-members, okay to pay at the door. Full reservation instructions can be found by clicking "Contact us" in the top banner on this page and then "Reserving Places" on the left banner which then appears.
For more information our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to take historical research further, we recommend you give Exeter Memories a try. Their website has for the last ten years been amassing a wealth of information about Exeter. It is well worth a visit. Just click on this link: www.exetermemories.co.uk.
Another site of interest is http://demolition-exeter.blogspot.co.uk which features fascinating articles on Exeter's lost buildings.