July 2021 Newsletter


We normally combine our AGM with a talk from our visiting speaker. However, we have not had normal for some time and like every other organisation in the village planning ahead is fraught with difficulty.

We have booked the Village Hall for MONDAY JULY 19th at 7.30pm. At the time of writing, with the magazine deadline in mind, it is not clear how long the lockdown restrictions will last. It could be that Monday July 19th is the very first day of the end of lockdown. All we can do here is to give you notification of our planned talk.


Colin has spoken to us before. He is a lively and enthusiastic presenter who makes good use of visual displays.

He will be talking about the Devon Marble Industry of the nineteenth century with, of course, reference to Ipplepen.

What we call marble was, in fact, polished limestone. It was quarried from Ipplepen, Broadhempston, Ashburton, Torquay and East Ogwell. The marble was in great demand during the Gothic revival of the mid-nineteenth century and can be found in cathedrals and royal palaces. If you want to know more then come along to the talk.


The Local History Group would like to thank its members for their continued support at a time when we have been unable to put on speakers and events. We are completely dependent on your subscriptions for our website and maintaining the archive. I hope that many of you also enjoy our regular photographs on Facebook. We intend to go ahead with our AGM this year even if we have no talk so we will notify our members to confirm this. As always, we are happy to welcome new members.

John Marsh