2020/21 Programme will restarted in November 2020 an "on-line only" using ZOOM. Zoom is available as a free download but you can watch using a web browser link with no download. Details will be supplied before each meeting.

Thursday November 19th 2020

A second chance to hear "The Cathedral Yard Fire and Exeterís Ancient Buildings" by Todd Gray on ZOOM invites will be sent to members.

On 28th October 2016 Exeterís most devastating fire since WW2 completely gutted the Royal Clarence Hotel and damaged other buildings in Cathedral Yard. Todd is one of Devonís leading historians. He has published over 50 books and has been awarded many qualifications and honours


Tuesday January 12th 2021
at 2-30pm

The Ipplepen archaeological digs by Derek Gore.

Findings from this important site are helping to rewrite the history of Devon in the Roman period. Derek is a well known local speaker on ancient history and archaeology, and is now an Honorary Fellow at Exeter University.


Tuesday February 16th
at 2-30pm

Lost Devon by Felicity Goodall

Many of Devonís traditional occupations have disappeared or been much modified by new technology or changes in trade or customer demand. Some historic buildings have been preserved while others have sadly vanished. We will be looking at what remains. Felicity is a freelance writer and a regular pubic speaker both in person and on radio.

We have a limited number of places on the zoom talk for non members if you would like to participate please E mail enquiries@dawlishhistory.org.uk by the 11th February.

Zoom room number and passcode will be sent out on Friday 12th.


Tuesday March 16th
ZOOM meeting
at 2-30pm

Weirdest Buildings of the West Country by Robert Hesketh

This talk will include the last castle built in England, a pub constructed like a pack of cards and a chapel springing from the rocks. Photography, talks, books and articles are all part of the Hesketh repertoire.