EXETER LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

 

WELCOME

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.

 

UP AND COMING EVENTS

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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 

your place.    

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. 

Monday, 11 December 2017
 

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. 

 
 
2018
 
Our  regular bi-monthlyThursday meetings will in future be on the second Wednesday in the month for February, April, June, August, October and December 2018, all at Jurys Inn.
 
Wednesday, 17January 2018
 
Visit to the Fire Station with talk on the history of fire prevention from 1003 to the present day.
 
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
 
Description and historyof the beautiful reredos (altar screen) in St David’s Church. Talk by Martin Horrell at Jurys Inn.
 
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
 
Talk by Richard Holladay at Jurys Inn.
 
Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Women and the Vote. Talk by Dr Julia Neville at Jurys Inn.

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For more information our email address is exeterlocalhistory@gmail.com

 

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.

 

All talks are on the second Thursday of alternate months (February, April, June, August, October & December).                                                           All meetings start at 7 pm and are held at JURYS INN, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB.                                                                                 Free parking is available from 6pm in the Triangle Car Park at the rear of Jurys.                                                                                       Walks/visits are usually on the second Thursday of alternate months (January, March, May, July, September November). 

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