March 2020 Newsletter

Local Talks and Events

We are a thriving Local History Group putting on talks and events for Ipplepen as well as promoting the village through our website and social media platforms such as Facebook.

We are, of course, far from alone in our endeavours. There are active local history groups in nearly all the neighbouring towns and villages. I thought it might be useful to give you a flavour of some of the up and coming events and conferences in the local area. If any of them catch your fancy, then why not go along and you might just find that the Ipplepen Local History Group is not the only one that is trying to make the study of the past lively and engaging.


Torquay Museum 10.45 – 12noon – BBC wildlife producer Andrew Cooper explores making a tribute programme of the famous author Gerald Durrell


Lustleigh Village HallTHE HISTORIES OF THE UNEXPECTED live show with TV historian Sam Willis and University of Plymouth Professor of Early Modern History James Daybell. Check details at


Torquay Museum 10.45 – 12noon – One of our favourite local speakers John Risdon giving a talk on VICTORIAN TORQUAY.


Exeter University

Starting at 10a.m a major conference on Exeter’s transition from a Roman fortress and city through to its emergence as a major medieval trading centre. The whole event is being coordinated by one of our old friends Professor Stephen Rippon


To find out more about any of these events and other activities why not join the Ipplepen Local History Group. You would be very welcome.

Contact John Marsh 813094