'War Memorial', Lydford and Exeter, Sep 7

The Army's national charity ABF The Soldiers' Charity is hosting events on Sunday 7th September, based on Clive Aslet's book War Memorial, which tells of the people of Lydford commemorated by its war memorial. An afternoon service and wreath-laying at Lydford will be followed by an evening fundraising reception and talk by the author, at the University of Exeter.

The Devon Historian: Volume 82 (2013) abstracts

The Devon Historian: Volume 82 (2013) abstracts
In a departure from the previous format, for Volume 82 we are publishing full abstracts of our journal articles.

‘Forgotten Times – Forgotten Men’, Widecombe, 20 Aug

Widecombe History Group presents two WW1 commemorative events on Wednesday 20th Aug: a free afternoon exhibition of illustrations and research on those in the parish who served; and Forgotten Times – Forgotten Men, an illustrated evening talk by John Ellis on Newton Abbot and District in the Great War, 1914-1919. Both events are in the Memorial Hall, Leusdon.

Not Forgotten, Kenton 2-5 Aug

The Kenton Past and Present Society is holding an exhibition, Not Forgotten, commemorating the soldiers and sailors of Kenton who lost their lives as a result of World War One. Part of the wider ‘Devon Remembers’ Project of Devon County Council, Not Forgotten runs from 2-5 Aug, marking the centenary of the outbreak, and will be in All Saints Parish Church, Kenton.

The Full English

The Full English Digital Archive is a free searchable online archive of early 20th century English folk arts manuscripts. Largely Heritage Lottery funded, it's part of the larger Full English project of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS),  and went live on 20th June 2014.

Echoes of the Great War, Crediton Museum

Echoes of the Great War is an exhibition commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First World War and focusing on how it affected people in the Crediton area. It runs until 4:00pm on 24th October (opening times 10 till 4 Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 till 1 on Saturdays).

Future of Devon Heritage Services and the North Devon Record Office: an update

Further to news of plans to amalgamate regional heritage services: Devon County Council have now agreed that Devon Record Office / Heritage Services at Exeter will transfer to the new South West Heritage Trust in September. The future status of the North Devon Record Office, however, remains unclear, so our members will be interested to know of Save North Devon Record Office and Local Studies Centre.

Grant funding announced for Plymouth history centre

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced a grant of £12.8M to Plymouth Council, covering more than half the cost of the planned Plymouth History Centre. Extending the current North Hill museum/library site through to Tavistock Place, the project will integrate five heritage collections into one major venue by spring 2019.

Pinces Gardens, Exeter: historical images sought

A research enquiry - can anyone help with sourcing historical images of the Lucombe, Pince & Co nursery - a major and well-regarded horticultural business in the 19th century - that formerly occupied the site of Pinces Gardens, St Thomas, Exeter?

Alphington On-Line History Group

Rowena Kirkpatrick just sent us details of a new DHS affiliate, the Alphington On-line History Group, a free online group open to anyone with interest in the history of the Exeter suburb of Alphington, formerly a village and manor.