Thursday 26th January 2017
The Bradford Tinwork Leat - a Masterwork of the Dartmoor Tinners
Michael Moss will talk through his research on this enigmatic leat. Easily discernable on the moor, but what route did it take and what obstacles were overcome to deliver water to Bradford Pool?
Thursday 23rd February 2017
The Lustleigh Community Archive
Peter Mason will talk about this archive and how it was set up. This is an event within CLHS's HLF project to set up the Chagford Archive: Peter has already helped with his advice.
Thursday 30th March 2017
THE WORKER, THE CANON AND THE MAGISTRATE: A DEVON FAMILY MYSTERY SOLVED
Come and marvel at the way Heather Culpin has unravelled the threads of this story using local and regional archives.
Thursday 27th April 2017
Jasmine Atkinson will give an illustrated talk about the internationally important blanket bogs of Dartmoor
Thursday 26th October 2017
REPUTATION AND SLANDER IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND
Dr. Todd Gray MBE has researched Britains insults from history: his talk will teach us swear like an Elizabethan!
A brief update on the progress of the Chagford Heritage Centre. As many of you know there are currently major building works going on at the Jubilee Hall, which will result in an extension to include a new space for the library. Once moved, a large part of the former library is earmarked for the new heritage centre and archive. Currently members of the CLHS committee are working on an application for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to thoroughly remodel the interior, then equip and furnish the space. If all goes well, Chagford will at last have its extensive archive stored securely, thoroughly catalogued and fully accessible to the public.Finally, the Society is soon to fully embrace the 21st century when it opens its first Facebook account. If you’re a social media person then look out for us from the end of October onwards.
To find out more about the proposed heritage centre and archive, or anything else to do with the Society, please contact me, Ralph Mackridge, through the "Contact Page" link below.