January Newsletter

Online version of the CAHMS newsletter

Chairmain's Chat

We are about halfway through our programme of Talks, now organised by Judy Tucker.

December 2013 has seen the Society hold a mini exhibition based on the 1980s. Yes, this is history as the decade in question is now more than a generation ago. Our thanks for this exhibition and its organisation go to Sarah Green, Jim and Fiona Moore and to all those who have donated items for display.

January will see us resume our indoor programme and may I wish you all the best for 2014.

George J. Palin, Society Chairman

Dates for your Diary

13th January
16th January
28th January
10th February
20th February
10th March
18th March
20th March
10th April
14th April
12th May
15th May
19th June

In case you missed it...

News Highlights

Some notes on old units of measurement, which may be helpful when studying old maps and documents relating to land use. ... [read more]

We don't always find many skeletons in the cupboard but researching census returns, newspapers & parish registers can produce all sorts of surprises! ... [read more]

Around 10 members of the Society spend each Tuesday morning at Downes getting to grips with the backlog of filing & cataloguing our collection. ... [read more]

Sandford Heritage Group visited Tavistock in July 2013 ... [read more]

Our affiliated society, the Sandford Heritage Group, has brought out a second book of Sandford farm histories. ... [read more]

Many of the villages around Crediton have active local history groups and some mount an exhibition to coincide with Harvest Festival. ... [read more]

We were recently asked to help identify a bit of harness decoration that was dug up in one of the Exhibition Road allotments in Crediton: ... [read more]

CAHMS have established a new Education Group to focus on children and younger age groups ... [read more]

Crediton Area History & Museum Society stall at Crediton Farmers Market ... [read more]

The family of Crediton area's first professional footballer Stan Hurst visited the museum where his cup winners medal is on display. ... [read more]