Highampton Local History Group


March

Welcome to this first edition of our Newsletter

Highampton Local History Group held an open meeting on Wednesday, 24th March.  Only a few members were able to attend but several ideas were raised. The attendees wished the group to continue but agreed a further open meeting be held to enable more members to contribute to the discussion.

Ideas raised:-

• Meetings to be held bi-monthly or quarterly.

• Members alternate finding speakers - informing members by e-mail.

• Archive to be continued and catalogued.

• Until a final decision is made HLHG members may be able to attend Hatherleigh History Society meetings.

Further to the final point, Bob Luckhurst kindly made contact with Hatherleigh History Society. Their secretary, Monica Jones, e-mailed Mo with a list of future speakers and said that all HLHG members are welcome to attend. There is a fee of £3 per visitor which includes tea and biscuits! Meetings are normally held in the Old School Room, Hatherleigh Square at 7.30pm.

The list is as follows:-

24th April - Isabella Whitworth - The Ups and Downs of Wool and Bells

 - a chance to visit the ground floor of the bell tower and be shown the plans for the renovation work. 3.00 pm at Old Schools.

9th May - Phillip Collins - Barometers

13th June - Alan Endacott - Plagues and Epidemics

August - NO MEETING.

12th September - tbc

10th October - AGM

14th Nov - Liz Shakespeare - `The Song of the Skylark`

- farming and chapel communities of 19th century Devon.



Our (HLHG) NEXT MEETING will be on Wednesday, 25th May, 7.30 pm at the

Highampton Village Hall


Do try and come so that we can continue looking at the way forward.

2022: January to June

January

There was no HLHG meeting in January.  Instead the Group came together to enjoy a belated New Year Celebration lunch at The Half Moon Inn, Sheepwash, on Wednesday, 26th January.

February

There was no HLHG meeting in February out of respect for our Chairman, Charles Dumpleton, who sadly passed away on the 7th February.

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