Affiliated History Societies

We have close relationships with other local history societies and share our resources so that members can benefit from a wide range of events.

If you are a member of a local history society and would like to be included in our website, see our Affiliated Group Membership.

Bow and District Historical Society

The Society exists to inform all members of the community, be they newcomers or long time Devonians, young or old, knowledgeable or just curious, about their local heritage and its place in history. The talks at our monthly meetings cover all aspects of history from the Stone Age through to the 20th century. The Society is the custodian of an extensive archive which members are currently cataloguing, and also offers members opportunities to get involved in a range of local history projects. Full membership of the Society, which meets once every month except August and December, is £12 per person and free to young people under 18. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings, a charge of £3.00 per person being made. Meetings are usually at 7.30pm on the last Monday of each month at Bow Village Hall. More details from the Secretary, Gill Nicks, 01363 82468.

The History Group usually meets once a month on a Thursday evening at the Parish Hall . See the Newton St Cyres website for further information.

This is a very active group researching the history of the Sandford area. They have published 2 volumes of their research into the history of a number of local farms, which can be purchased from their sales website. Email secretary@sandfordheritagegroup.org for further information about the group.

Shobrooke Local History Group

The Shobroooke Local History Group meets as an informal committee every two or three months. Their main public event is a display in the parish church once a year. Several group members work hard on research, some of which has been available in the Echoes of the Great War exhibition.