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Ottery Heritage Society - Local History and Archaeology
Events & Projects
Note: All meetings are held at The Institute, Yonder Street, Ottery St Mary, Devon (7.30pm) unless otherwise stated.

May 17th 2022 (Tuesday) - The Institute
     7.30pm ‘Churchill's Life through his Paintings’
Historian Marilyn Bishop demonstrates how the wartime Prime Minister used painting to fight depression - his personal 'black dog'.

June 21st 2022 (Tuesday) - The Institute
     7.30pm ‘Destination Utah’ - The USAAF in a Typical English Village
Brian Fernley describes Upottery Airfield in Devon, its role in WW2 and the US missions undertaken. The airfield gained international recognition as the departure point for Easy Company in Steven Spielberg's "Band of Brothers".

July 19th 2022 (Tuesday) - The Institute
     7.30pm ‘Concorde, the West Country Supersonic Miracle’
Brian Portch, member of The Royal Aeronautical Society, discusses his personal involvement with the Britsh-French supersonic airliner.

August - No Meeting

September 20th 2022 (Tuesday) - The Institute
7.30pm Annual General Meeting
     8.00pm 'Finds from South West Shipwrecks'
Charlotte Coles MSc, 'Finds Archaeologist', talks about the artefacts discovered in local shipwrecks and their associated stories.

October 18th 2022 (Tuesday) - The Institute
     7.30pm 'Every Rolex Tells a Story'
Peter Boeuf CBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor (ret) relates the story of a body dragged up from the seabed, identified only by his watch, which ultimately lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the killer.

October 21st 2022 (Friday) - Ottery St Mary Parish Church
 Grand Unveiling Ceremony of S T Coleridge Statue (Coleridge Memorial Trust)

October 21st 2022 (Friday) - Tumbling Weir Hotel
      6.00pm for 6.30pm Coleridge Anniversary Dinner at Tumbling Weir Hotel, Ottery St Mary
       Invitations and further details available from August 2022

November 13th 2022 (Tuesday) - The Institute
     7.30pm 'Development of UK Seaside Resorts'
Join Stewart Raine on an amusing nostalgic journey in pictures, describing the development of seaside holidays through the UK since the 1700s. From bathing machines, proms, pier shows, donkey rides to baggy woollen swimming costumes.

December 2022 - No Meeting

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