History Talk by Ian Mortimer at Sampford Peverell Village Hall

Notice to local history groups in the Blackdown Hills area.

Sampford Peverell Village Hall – Thursday 27 September at 7.30 pm.

History Talk by Ian Mortimer

Ian Mortimer is giving a talk on his latest book ‘The Time-traveller’s guide to Restoration Britain’ which you are invited to attend. The event is organised by the Sampford Peverell Society – all are welcome (non-members £2 entrance charge).

Dr Ian Mortimer is a well known historian and author, with a keen interest in Devon history. He also writes historical fiction as James Forrester. The Guardian review of his Restoration book says:

“It’s in the details of daily life that Mortimer’s book excels. This wonderfully human history captures the experiences of Restoration Britain, including insults (“you white-livered son of a Fleet Street bumsitter”), street food (pies are fine “if you don’t mind the gristle inside the pastry and the flies on the outside”), personal hygiene (“Pepys does not immerse himself in water for the whole 10‑year period of his diary”), and how to post a letter (envelopes had not yet been invented but a letter to France will cost you one shilling). History at its most entertaining.”

New Series of History Talks from September 2018

Exeter_Cathedral_2923rwHemyock History and Archiving Association are pleased to announce that the first of our new series of talks will be at the Church Rooms on Thursday September 20th starting at 7.30pm.

The illustrative talk will be given by Dr John Allan of Exeter University on

The Building of Exeter Cathedral.

With a new project starting in the Autumn on 2 of our early Bishops – Leofric and Gradisson
and run by Exeter University and the Cathedral this will be an opportunity of hearing about
the early days of our local Cathedral.

Everyone welcome to join us for an interesting and informative evening.

Historic books on Exeter and Devon available now

From: Mike Walker
Subject: Devon Books

I am reluctantly downsizing my house and books The books, all postage-free, are on my website at www.woodsidebooks.co.uk

Please do look at this website which displays a fantastic selection of historic books of our area.
Many no longer in print.

Rosemary Lane Outing 1934

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Clayhidon School in 1928


The class of 1928

Clayhidon School 1920



The class of 1920

Original Hemyock Pump


The original Hemyock Pump back in 1890

Clayhidon School in 1939


Clayhidon School in 1919