Events Programme

The Group normally meets for 6-9 months each year at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month, at the Teign Valley Community Hall, Christow.

Notes from earlier meetings can be found here.

We meet in the main hall at Teign Valley Community Hall in Christow.

All are welcome even if you are not a member.

14 May, 2024 - Mills and water power in the Teign Valley by Phil Collins. The talk will look at the history of water mills and other water power use in the middle Teign Valley, from Chagford to Chudleigh. As well as grain mills, the use of water power by farms, in mining, tanning, sawing, edge tool manufacture and electricity generation will be covered. The talk will explore the history of the use of water as a source of power and the evidence of the development of its use. It will look at the surviving historic buildings and structures in the area, and some of the landowners and the people who were involved.

11 June, 2024 - Visit to Woodbury Castle, a restored Iron Age hill fort organised by Geoff Hodgson We shall meet at the car park at Woodbury Castle at 6.00pm. Please inform Geoff Hodgson (g.hodgson2@lboro.ac.uk) if you wish to come, and whether you would like to share a car. Maggie Bonnell (maggie_bonnell@hotmail.com) is arranging (limited capacity) bus transport from Christow. Please contact Maggie if you wish to reserve a seat.

09 July, 2024 - AGM and Billy Butlin documentary followed by discussion led by Tony Cook 7:15 start for AGM

10 September, 2024 - The March of William of Orange through Devon in 1688 by Philip Badcott

08 October, 2024 - The Blackshirts in Devon by Todd Gray

12 November, 2024 - Devon Churches by Philip Shute

10 December, 2024 - Joint Social Event with Teign Valley History Centre organised by Geoff Hodgson and Graham Thompson

04 January, 2025 - Ipplepen Roman Excavations by Stephen Rippn

11 February, 2025 - Not just Jam and Jerusalem: The Women's Institute in the Teign Valley by speakers to be confirmed

11 March, 2025 - History of the Teign Valley Railway by Mark Chambers

08 April, 2025 - The Rise of the British Economy 1600-1900: Industry and Empire by Geoff Hodgson

13 May, 2025 - Dartmoor in the time hunter-gatherers by Emma Stockley

10 June, 2025 - Visit to be organised by Geoff Hodgson

08 July, 2025 - AGM and speaker to be organised by Geoff Hodgson

(c) Teign Valley History Group 2022