Events


2024

All talks take place in St. John’s Church Hall, Hooe at 7:30pm. Members free. Guests welcome @ £3pp. Pay on door

January 18th

BUILT, BROKEN & BOMBED

A History of Turnchapel Ships

Joe Radmore


February 15th

AGM and

A bit of a do


March 21st

THE DEFENCES OF PLYMOUTH UP TO THE CIVIL WAR
There is no evidence for a complete defensive wall around Plymouth until the English Civil War - however, there were defences against an attack on the town by land or sea prior to this. This talk will look at some of these defences

Martin Read


April 18th

The PLYMSTOCK TAPESTRY
The story of a Community Project and its unique outcome. 

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BRIAN STEELE


May 16th

SALTRAM FROM THE OUTSIDE

URSULA MYERS
NT volunteer researcher & guide. PVH Member


June 20th

The SUTTON HARBOUR LOCKGATES
Purpose, Design and Installation

ROBIN GRAY


July 18th
Prisoners of 1812 on Dartmoor.

Richard Harper


August 15th
NO MEETING


September 19th
A Natural History of Collecting at The Box
A summary of the rationale, relevance and uses of the natural history collections at The Box

Sarah Marden


October 17th
The WORKHOUSE
HERO or VILLAIN?

Ernie Hoblyn


November 21st

DARWIN in DEVON

When writing his autobiography some 45 years later Charles Darwin described the time he spent in Plymouth from October to December 1831 as “the two most miserable months of my life.” Yet he does not appear so wretched in his writings at the time, what was he doing whilst preparing for this epic voyage and why would that make him so unhappy?

DOUGLAS HERDSON


December 12th
Christmas Fun and Frolics


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