Events in 2014

Crediton Area History & Museum Society events in 2014

An opportunity for local people to tell local historians about their experiences of World War 1.

Talk on the 19th Century Records of Crediton's QE Grammar School

Thatch - a talk by Jo Cox of Keystone

Talk on early Exeter and London

19th Century field names, land use and ownership in Kennerleigh. A closer look at the 1841 Kennerleigh tithe map.

Talk on 60 years of trading in Crediton

A talk on Devon Landscape Painters by Peter Howard

CAHMS coffee morning, at which Robin Langhorne will present his copy of the 1598 Norden map.

Talk on Tollhouses and Turnpikes

Talk on Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Experiences of prisoners of war in Devon.
£2 including Admission and Refreshments
All proceeds to Red Cross

Talk on Victorian Plant Hunters by Caradoc Doy

Candlelit meeting at St Bartholomew's Church featuring live examples of organ and choral pieces.

A Talk on Pew Ends - particularly those at Stockleigh Pomeroy

A Talk on the Impact of First World War on Farming and Women in Devon


CODS' production of "Blitz!", Lionel Bart's musical set in WW2 London.

Talk on Crediton People since Domesday


Twice weekly guided tours of Downes House, once the home of General Sir Redvers Buller.


Exhibition commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First World War and focusing on how it affected people in the Crediton area.

Talk on Jack Russell, vicar of Swimbridge well known for the eponymous terrier.

Illustrated talk on the River Exe from its source to the sea

Well known railway historian Amyas Crump will be talking about the local railways and a forgotten plane crash.

Guided walk around South Zeal: meet 7pm in village car park

Illustrated talk. The experiences of a conscripted solder in the WW1 trenches 1916-1918

Talk on Newton St Cyres and the Exeter and Crediton Railway.

A walk and talk visit to Sampford Courtenay

The life and times of Saint Boniface of Crediton from his extant correspondence.

Talk on Bronze Age Dartmoor

Discover Your Local History. Hosted by PERS, the Poltimore Estate Research Society with participation from local groups and societies

Visit to Tiverton Museum

See the Dowrich House water mill in operation

CAHMS Annual General Meeting

Talk on World War 1 impact on Newton St Cyres

Talk on Wartime Food - Changes and Influences

Well known author and researcher Todd Gray gives an illustrated talk on Devon's Fifty Best Churches, one of which is Holy Cross, Crediton.

'From Crediton to Charlemagne' talk organised by the Boniface Link Association.

Views of old Crediton, largely taken from the Charles Luxton slide collection.

Talk on General Buller's other campaigns

The history of Eastholme

Bow and District Historical Society social evening.

Talk by Dr Richard Scrivener on Metal Mining in South West England: Perspectives and Future Prospects.

Talk on Impact of WW1 on Farming and Women in Devon by Judi Binks

Illustrated talk on The Art of Devon's Gardens - the depiction of plants and ornamental landscapes from the year 1200

Exhibition commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First World War and focusing on how it affected people in the Crediton area.

The Monmouth Rebellion

Bow History Group AGM

CAHMS Coffee Morning

CAHMS 30th Birthday and Christmas Party