List of Speakers : 2002 to date





Ian Jubb
Colin Laskey

Old Exeter Postcards
History of the Postal Service

June 13th

Dick Passmore

History Of Theatre Royal, Exeter

August 8th

Robert Crawley and Colin Shears

History Of Exeter Transport

October 10th

Elayne Hoskin

Old Exeter – SW Film &TV Archive

December 12th

Christine Trigger

Exeter A – Z




February 13th

Todd Gray

The Lost City Of Exeter

April 10th

Hazel Harvey

Exeter Civic Society

June 12th

Prof. Holdsworth

Quakers In Exeter & the S. West

August 14th

Alan & Elaine Dolley

A Trip Along Exeter Canal

October 9th

Peter Faulkner

The Aclands Of Killerton

December 11th

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Exeter Silver & Silversmiths




February 12th

Nigel Cheffers Heard
Dr John Salvatore

The Exeter Roman Bath


April 8th

David Clement

Admiral Sir John Duckworth King

June 8th

Pat Salter

Exeter Pubs In the Early 1800s

August 8th

Alan Masonowicz

History Of Exwick Village

October 14th

Roger Thorne

2½ Centuries Of Methodism In Exeter

December 9th

Stuart Raymond

the Sources Of English Local History




February 10th

Prof Ivan Roots

End Of the Civil War In Exeter

April 14th

Gordon Chapman

Lost Cinemas In Devon

June 9th

Michael Portreath

General Buller & the Boer War

August 11th

Kevin White

Aspects Of Exeter

October 13th

Pongo Blanchford

The New Trafalgar Way




February 9th

Canon Neil Collings

Colourful Clergy Of Devon

April 13th

Martin Watts

Exeter Watermills

June 8th

John Avery

Cholera In Exeter

August 10th

Angela Sutton-Vane

Exeter Police Force &Archives

October 12th

Dr Janet Cutler

Isambard Kingdom Brunel




February 8th

Andrew Davey

History Of Exeter Library Service

April 12th

Canon Ann Barwood

The Exeter Riddles

June 14th

Geoffrey Harding

Aspects Of Georgian Exeter

August 9th

Dr David Keep

St Boniface

October 11th

Bob Alcock

The Development of the

Exeter University Campus




February 14th

Frank Gent

Exeter Witchcraft Trials

April 10th

Christine Trigger

Fred Karno

June 12th

Todd Gray

Devon – the Slave Trade

August 14th

David Cornforth

Film of the Blitz plus a walk along the leats

October 9th

Prof Robert Snodwen

Restoration Of St Stephen’s Church




February 12th

Geoffrey Harding

Exeter Almshouses

April 9th

Carol Mcfadzean

Charlotte Treadwin & Devon Lace

June 11th

DeputyEditor, Express & Echo

History Of Newspapers in Exeter

October 8th

Tim Jenkinson

Milestones and Boundary Stones of Exeter




February 10

AGM & Colin Laskey

Exeter Scenes

April 14

Geoffrey Harding

The Templers of Exeter & Stover

June 9

Felicity Harper

Illustrated talk by Powderham Castle’s archivist

August 11

Sadru Bhanji

The French Prisoner of War Hospital at Countess Wear

October 13

Dr Todd Gray

New Research in Exeter’s History

December 8

Christmas Party





February 9


 A Member’s Research Project

April 13

 Richard Giles

A Train to Exmouth, a journey of 150 years (to mark the 150thAnniversary of the Avocet Line)

June 8

Anne Howard

Using the resources of the Westcountry Studies Library for research projects

August 10

Dr Peter Baker

The Colletons of Exeter

October 12

Gillian Allen

The Davy family of Topsham and Jamaica

December 14

Christmas Party





February 9


Mini auction of books, prints etc.

April 12

Richard Holladay

History of Garton & King Ltd.

June 14

Camilla Hampshire

RAMM: Aspects of Exeter

August 9

Mike Passmore

Exminster’s Wartime Secret

October 11

Prof. Ruth Hawker

History of the Salvation Army in Exeter

December 13

Dick Passmore

Barnfield Theatre Myths & Legends




February 12


Film of Exeter in the 1920s

April 9

Capt Jack Nott

Exeter Ship Canal

June 11

Caradoc Doy

The Veitch Family’s Influence

August 13

Tony Lethbridge

Exe Bridges Redevelopment 1968-72

October 8

John Allan

Medieval Exeter

December 10

Colin Laskey

Postcards with a seasonal slant




February 13th



April 10

Colin Vosper

History of the Harry Hems Centre

June 12

Mike Walker

Tuckers Hall

August 14

Dr John Salvatore

Topsham Road Excavations

October 9

Clare Maudling

History of Post War Exeter

December 11

Peter Dare

Types of Stones in the Cathedral




February 12th

AGM & Frances Allwright

Wynards Almshouses

April 9th

Steve Paterson

Magical Beliefs & Practices in the West Country

June 11

Malcolm Grigorey

Teign Valley Railway

August 14th

David Cornforth

Pre-WW2 aerial photographs

October 8th

David Force

History of Force & Sons

December 10th

Richard Holladay

Industrial Life in Pre-War Exeter




February 11th

Christine Trigger

Past Exeter: Sidney Endacott's Watercolours

April 14th

Tony Lethbridge

Exeter and the Great War

June 9th

Kevin White & John Davidson

Exeter School: Its History

August 11th &

6 September 

Dr Todd Gray

100 Things You Should Know About Exeter

October 13th

Malcolm Foster

Norman Exeter

December 8th

Michael Parrott

Polish Air Fighters in WW2

February 11th

Christine Trigger

Past Exeter: Sidney Endacott's Watercolours




February 9

Sam Rainbow

History of the YMCA

April 13

Dr Julia Neville

Exeter’s First World War Hospitals

June 8

Dr Kate Osborne

Exeter’s Medieval Bakers

August 10

Chris Reed & Todd Gray

Medieval maps to the present day

October 12

Ed Williams-Hawkes

Deller’s Cafe

December 11

Robert Hesketh

Christmas Quiz




February 14

Martin Horrell

St David’s Church Reredos

April 11

John Allan

Building of Exeter Cathedral

June 8

Julia Neville

the Fight for Votes for Women, 1866-1918

August 10

Richard Holladay

Dr Lovely and the Workmen’s Dwellings Company

October 12

John Allan

Building of Exeter Cathedral (cont from 11 April)

December 11

 Jill Kemp

 A Tudor Christmas








February 12

Alan Rosevear

Travel Before the Railways

April 10

Peter Thomas

Forty Years Of Local History

June 12

Valerie Belsey

Green Lanes

August 14

Andrew Johnson

Stained Glass

October 17

Todd Gray

Individuals and the Mob 1500-1900

December 7

Jim Causley

History through Song


18 January


Backstage at the Northcott Theatre

12 February

Martin Horrell

A miscellany of little known facts about Exeter’s Churches

8 April (cancelled due to lockdown)

Michael Parrott

Thomas Gregory – The Lifesaver of Exeter

24 July (cancelled due to lockdown)

Caroline Walter

Northcott Theatre Archives

13 August

Nicola Gale

Weather & War

(audience limited to 25 due to Covid)




Clare Maudling

Post War Housing

8 February

John Allan

St Pancras in the Middle Ages

  Dr Todd Gray

Exeter's Woollen Industry

.10 June


Exeter's Tudor & Regency Buildings

.22 July

John Allan

Exe Bridge

12 August

Professor Black

George III

9 September

18 November

14 December




John Fisher

Richard Holladay

Dr Todd Gray

Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol"

Eland Books

Christmas in Devon






























All talks are now 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 Wednesday of alternate months (January, March, May, July, September November). 

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