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  These alternate with six guided walks, plus we occasionally have 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 p.p. for members and visitors Walks and visits normally cost £3 p.p. for members and visitors alike.

 

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 us at

 

ExeterLocalHistory@gmail.com  

 

We have just published our 100th newsletter - quite a milestone.  An article by Bob Crawley detailing the last fifty years of Exeter`s history from a small boy's viewpoint, was included in the newsletter though somewhat shortened.  Do read the complete article (just click on "Exeter`s Post War History" on the banner at the top of this page). 

 

And do 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.

 

We hope we will see you soon at one of our events, listed below under "Up and Coming Events". 

 

 

UP AND COMING EVENTS

FUTURE EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

2018
Our regular bi-monthly meetings at Jurys Inn will in future usually be on the second Wednesday in the month for February, April, June, August, October and December 2018, all at Jurys Inn. Our walks/visits are also bi-monthly and are also usually on the second Wednesday of the month i.e. January, March, May, July, September and November.  Details of future events are below.
 
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Friday, 16 November 2018

 

THE MILLS OF OLD EXETER

 

A short walk along the leat that fed three of the many mills which were so productive more than a hundred years ago.  This walk includes a guided visit to the only surviving working mill and to see the millers hard at work !

 

The cost, as usual, is £3 payable in advance.  To book your place the link is: 

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-mills-of-old-exeter-tickets-49125155663

 

PS:  Note this event is on a Friday, not our usual Wednesday, to fit in with when the working millers are available to show us their talents and knowledge.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Talk at Jurys Inn

 

A TUDOR CHRISTMAS

An opportunity to learn all about life in Tudor times and how they celebrated their festivities,  particularly at Christmas.  There will be dancers both to entertain and to explain.  The poor will not be discussed - we will leave their sad lives to another day !

 

To book for members the link is:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-tudor-christmas-for-our-members-tickets-46491184384

 

For non-members there is a small £3 charge and the link to reserve your place is:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-tudor-christmas-for-non-society-members-tickets-48084633433

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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 Wednesday 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 Wednesday of alternate months (January, March, May, July, September November). 

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