Jane Shore (1915 BFI Silent film) + Laura Rossi new score performed live by Orchestra Celeste

A unique opportunity to watch Jane Shore - a 100 year old British Film Institute silent film made at Ealing Studios (the first British Epic film) with a new live musical score in Exeter and Teignmouth.

Film composer Laura Rossi returns to Devon for 2 dates of her tour of the BFI silent 1915 film Jane Shore.  She will be performing her new score, commissioned for the film's centenary, live with film along with her ensemble Orchestra Celeste.

Stone Circle at Sittaford Tor, Dartmoor

A stone circle was 'discovered' on Dartmoor in 2007 by an independent academic researcher, Alan Endacott.  It is the first to have been reported in over a century.  The location is 300m SW of Sittaford Tor.

The set of stones - at least 4,000 years old - is the highest in southern England and the second-largest on Dartmoor.

War Memorials - How Will We Remember Them?

Help us to preserve the memory of those who gave so much to protect our nation in wartime.

Take action and take part in a project of national significance to identify, protect and conserve the nation’s war memorials.

Please sign up here to register for the Plymouth Workshop and we will send you more information.



Devon history: a personal compendium

Ray Girvan writes: "Having run the Devon History Society website for nearly 15 years - I hadn't realised it had been so long - I think it's well overdue for new blood, and as of this week I retire officially from the post. During that time, and especially since 2010, I find I've also written more articles than I realised on Devon history topics for my own weblog. DHS site readers may find this compendium of interest."

Political Research and Archives Workshop

Monday, 11 May 2015, 10:00-13:00

Devon Heritage Centre, Bittern Rd, Exeter, EX2 7NL.

As part of the From the Grassroots project, the Devon Heritage Centre will be running a free workshop in archival research. This event will be of interest to people considering a career in the archives sector, as well as those who just enjoy researching local/political history.


The Tinners of Scoriton & Holne

Saturday, 30 May 2015, 19:30
Dr Tom Greeves talking on the Tinners of Scoriton & Holne at Scoriton Village Hall.

New Historical Information Panel Unveiling

24 May 2015, 14:00
An invitation to the unveiling of the new Historical Information Panel at the Mint Methodist Church, Exeter.

East Dartmoor History Association - research course

East Dartmoor History Association (EDHA) has sent us details of its forthcoming course on research methods, to be held at Bovey Tracey Library over summer 2015. EDHA is a voluntary group which was set up to address the problems that relative beginners have in approaching the subject of Local History research.
The South West Heritage Trust shared with its Advisory Forum an update of its progress since it was formed last November and have agreed that this can be made available to others who are interested.  This is attached here. If anyone has any queries to raise through the Advisory Forum please contact Julia Neville (see contact section of website).

The Trust do now have their own website, www.swheritage.org.uk .  This is very much under development at the moment so any feedback you have on its content and user-friendliness will be welcomed.

Save North Devon Record Office

Urgent response needed by Friday 10th April please! 

Devon County Council have recently applied to their own Planning Officers for a Change of Use at the Library and Record Office, Barnstaple from D1 Non- residential institutions to mixed use D1 and B1a Offices. The original application and associated plans contained many errors and misrepresentations too numerous to list here but including the statement that the Local Studies Centre, of which the Record Office is a part, was already housed on the first floor, not the second floor as is the case, together with a floor plan re-labelled to show this as the existing situation.