COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Following the AGM held on the 18th May, there was a presentation by Moose Boyer.

This meeting was the last before the summer break and the Society will recommence in September. Details of the new calendar will appear in the August Newsletter.

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COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Meetings are held on the third Thursday in the month at Combe Martin Parish Hall, at 7.30 p.m. prompt, and on the 16th February, Peter Laurie is giving a presentation on the 'Bratton Fleming Worthys'. On 16th March, Trevor Dunkerly gives an 'Update on Village Archaeology'. 20th April sees Maureen Wood giving an illustrated talk on Barnstaple Fair. The short AGM on the 18th May is followed by Moose Boyer giving 'More with Moose'. Membership is £4.00 and visitors £1.50 per evening.

TB of TC

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COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The next meeting of the Society, the annual Social Evening and a slide show on Postcard Views of Barnstaple to Lynton Railway and Combe Martin and Around by Tom Bartlett, will be held on Thursday, 8th December.

The January meeting will be held on Thursday, 19th January when John Travis will give an illustrated talk on 'Lynton and Lynmouth, Secrets from the Past'.

Come and join us at Combe Martin Parish Church Hall at 7.30 p.m. Membership £4.00, Visitors £1.50.

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COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Both the last two meeting have been well attended, with the Christmas meeting being a slide show of Old Postcards given by Tom Bartlett followed by a Social Evening, and in January, Norman Govier gave a really interesting illustrated talk on the Old Mines to be found around North Molton.

The February meeting on Thursday, 17th, should be 'hot stuff' with Ray Wooff of Ilfracombe giving an illustrated talk on Ilfracombe Fires.

Then in March, on the 17th, Norman Govier will be giving his updates on Village Archaeology.

New members or visitors are always welcome and meetings are held in Combe Martin Church Hall, starting promptly at 7.30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Please note that there is adequate parking for all. Membership £4.00, visitors £1.50.

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COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The next meeting of the Combe Martin Historical Society, to be held on Thursday, 9th December, will be the annual Social Evening and Tom Bartlett will be giving a slide presentation on Combe Martin and Berrynarbor. The January meeting will be held on Thursday, 20th, when Trevor Dunkerly will give Updates on Village Archaeology.

Come and join us at Combe Martin Parish Church Hall [please note new venue for 2004-5]. Membership £4.00 Visitors £1.50.

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COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

On Thursday, 15th February, Jeanne Rumsom-Waltho will be giving an illustrated talk on the Tyrrell Hospital and then on the 15th March, Brian Pearce will be giving an illustrated talk on Exmoor.

Meetings are held, usually on the third Thursday of the month, at 7.30 p.m. in the Methodist Hall and everyone is welcome. If you would like further information, please contact the Secretary, Hilary Beaumont, on 882636.

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COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Meetings of the Society are held normally on the third Thursday of the month at the Methodist Hall at 7.30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

In September, Steven Pugsley gave an illustrated talk on South Molton's Castle Hill and its Gardens, the seat of the Fortescues. In October, Brian Tomkin-Hall gave a fascinating talk on his reminiscences as a North Devon Coroner. The November meeting will be an illustrated talk on Raparee Cove by Pat Burrow and on 14th December it will be a Social Evening with an illustrated talk by Tom Bartlett on 'Barnstaple and Around, Postcard Views IV.' North Devon Transport will be the subject of John Travis's illustrated talk in January.

For further information, please contact Hilary Beaumont on 882636

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COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PROGRAMME 1999-2000

Meetings are held in the Methodist Hall, Combe Martin on Thursdays, as indicated below, at 7.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, including visitors to our villages. For further information, please contact Tom on 883408.

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COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Society has now begun its Winter Programme. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, 7.30 p.m. at the Methodist Hall, Combe Martin. Everyone is welcome. Membership £3 per annum. Further information may be obtained from Secretary, Eileen Hobson [882353] or Chairman, Moose Boyer [883101].

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COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Meetings are held on the third Thursday each month at Combe Martin Methodist Hall, 7.30 p.m., with EVERYONE welcome. At the next meeting on Thursday, 20th April, Peter Ferguson will be giving an illustrated talk on the history and restoration of Queen Anne's Walk, Barnstaple. On the 18th May, Frances Griffiths is giving an illustrated talk on Archaeology from the Air. Further information from Tom Bartlett [883408) or Secretary, Eileen Hobson [882353).

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COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Meetings are held on third Thursdays at Combe Martin Methodist Hall, 7.30 p.m. Everyone welcome. At the next meeting on 16th February, Peter Christie, the Historian from Bideford, will be giving an illustrated talk on "Strange Goings-On in North Devon", which promises to be enlightening! On 16th March, John Kinsman presents his illustrated "Ilfracombe Then and Now" . Further information from Tom [883408) or Eileen Hobson [882353].

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COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Meetings are held on third Thursdays at combe Martin Methodist Hall, 7.30 p. m, with everyone welcome. At the next meeting on 15th December, Tom Bartlett will be presenting a Slide Show entitled, "Boscastle to North Devon in Old Postcards", and the evening will finish with a Christmas Social. On 19th January, David Edgecombe will be giving an illustrated talk on "The Barnstaple to Ilfracombe Railway". Further information from the Secretary, Eileen Hobson [882353] .

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COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Combe Martin Historical Society meets in the Methodist Hall on the third Thursday in the month during the winter - from September to May. Everyone is welcome and the annual subscription is £2.50 per member. For further information please contact:

Secretary: Eileen Hobson [882353] or Chairman: Tom Bartlett [883408]

20th October: Family History - David Ryall
17th November: Historical South Molton - Sally Cotton

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COMBE MARTIN MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Opening Times:
30th May to mid-September: 1.30 to 4.00 pm
School Holidays: 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 pm

  • Adults: 40p - Concessions: 20p
  • Friends of the Museum: Free
  • School Groups & Disabled: Free

1994 is proving to be a very special year for the Museum because we have, with the generous help of many kind people, been able to purchase the lease of the premises below our building, thus doubling our space. We now hope to be able to display more effectively the many exciting exhibits and old photographs in our collection.

Berrynarbor and Combe Martin have a great deal of shared history and any artefacts or old photos associated with your village would be most welcome. Items may be loaned or donated, whilst photos can be copied and returned promptly.

Volunteers to man the Museum during the summer are warmly welcomed. Volunteers work in pairs. The job is very simple and the views marvellous! Sessions last just hours. Free car parking is available in a Volunteer's drive nearby. For more information, please call me on 882636.

Hilary Beaumont

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COMBE MARTIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Did you know that this Society now has a Museum? Opening is planned for early summer.

Any artefacts/photographs/documents appropriate to the Combe Martin area will be most gratefully received [either as gifts or permanent/ temporary loan].

ALSO

Volunteers are needed to man the Museum during the season [short sessions only] .

For further information please contact:

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