Events in 2017

Crediton Area History & Museum Society events, and other local events of interest to CAHMS members, in 2017

Talk on The South West Coast Path – Starcross to Plymouth, by David Westcott. A Crediton Area History and Museum Society event.

Talk by Paul Bartlett entitled Vodka and Vanishing Trees. A Crediton U3A event.

Talk on The History of Estate Agents by David Force (A Newton St Cyres History Group event)

Talk on the recent Exeter fire. (A Bow and District Historical Society event).

Talk on Finds from Shipwrecks in Devon by Charlotte Coles. A Crediton Area History and Museum Society event.

Talk by Dr Richard Scrivenor on The Geological Survey of Crediton. A Crediton U3A event.

Stories from a Devonshire Kitchen by Paul Cleave(A Newton St Cyres History Group event)

CAHMS's spring coffee morning

Learn how to record ancient trees in Woodend Park, with Jill Butler of the Woodland Trust.

Talk on the Cheriton Family of Nymet Rowland, aka the North Devon Savages. (A Bow and District Historical Society event).

Free training session at Devon Heritage Centre

Talk on St Lawrence Chapel,Crediton by Isolde Summers. A Crediton Area History and Museum Society event.

Talk by Dr Todd Gray on Name Calling in Elizabeth Devon (1540 onwards). A Crediton U3A event.

Talk on An Aspect of Newton's Archaeology by Bill Horner (A Newton St Cyres History Group event)

A practical workshop showing how OS maps can be used to investigate changes in the landscape

How erosion has fashioned the underlying geology to make the modern landscape

The story of a quest from mediaeval Devon to ancient China. (A Bow and District Historical Society event).

Talk - Pathways to the Past: Uncovering the history of a Devon village, with special reference to Stockleigh Pomeroy

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A series of events celebrating nearly 600 years of contact and interaction between Devon and Newfoundland. Further details to follow.

Selection of archive footage of south west railways, specially compiled for the Dartmoor Railway Supporters' Association

Talk on the Moistown Archaeology Project by Janet Daynes. A Crediton Area History and Museum event.

Talk by CAHMS volunteer Peter Budd on Lighter Moments of a Veterinary Surgeon's Life. A Crediton U3A event.

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CAHMS's 2017 exhibition of local farming

Talk on the restoration of a LNER teak railway carriage. Event organised by the Mid Devon Tractor Engine and Machinery Group.

Talk on the rise of the Alehouse in Tudor and Stuart England by MArk Hailwood. (A Bow and District Historical Society event)

Talk on Medicine in Devon in the 18th and 19th Centuries by Andrew Knox(A Newton St Cyres History Group event)

CAHMS visit to the Michael Thorne collection of tractors and farming memorabilia at Coldridge.

Feeding Devon in WW1, a symposium presented jointly by Devon History Society, Exeter University and the Devon Remembers Heritage Project.

Devonshire Association President Dr Gray is walking from Lyme Regis to Hartland promoting interest in Devon's history with nightly lectures.

Talk by Felicity Good entitled Exodus Burma - The British escape through the jungle of death in 1942. A Crediton U3A event.

Devonshire Association President Dr Gray is walking from Lyme Regis to Hartland promoting interest in Devon's history with nightly lectures.

Selection of archive footage of south west railways, specially compiled for the Dartmoor Railway Supporters' Association, screened following the AGM.

Talk by Dr Ian Mortimer on Restoration England. (A Bow and District Historical Society event).

An introduction to sources and documents for local and family history.

Talk by Penelope Walker entitled Sequins I have worn during life as an Opera Singer. A Crediton U3A event.

Discover four centuries of Devon and Somerset maps

Annual Meeting & Conference of the Devon & Cornwall Record Society

Talk on William Carter-Pedler and the building of Reeve Castle. (A Bow and District Historical Society event).

Talk by Keith Davies on Protecting our Coasts. A Crediton U3A event.

Talk by Mike Dumper on Jerusalem, Problems and Prospects for a Peace Agreement. A Crediton U3A event.

Discover how a North Devon man survived life in a Second World War prisoner-of-war camp in China.

Sandford Heritage Group and St Swithun's Church jointly running an event at Dowrich Mill

Talk by John Allan on Building Exeter Cathedral after 1310AD. A Crediton U3A event.

Talk on Tavistock history by Andrew Thompson

Preserving your family documents at home.

Talk by Stewart Raine on the History of the British Jews. A Crediton U3A event.

A 'Mystery Talk' by Todd Gray. (A Bow and District Historical Society Event).

Talk by Anthony Geering on Maori Culture. A Crediton U3A event.

Bow and District Historical Society AGM and Social evening, including presentation 'How we used to live in 1851' by Janet Few.