Ottery Heritage Society - Local History and Archaeology
Events & Projects
K" face="Arial">Events / MeetingsNote: All meetings are held at The Institute, Yonder Street, Ottery St Mary, Devon unless otherwise stated.

2020

February 18th (Tuesday)
‘Devon’s Railway Heritage’
Robert Hesketh presents the story of how the development of railways has profoundly altered Devon


March 17th (Tuesday)
’The making of a weather forecast’
Alex Deakin will explain HMO’s a weather forecast is put together and provide insight into the workings of the Met Office

April 21st (Tuesday)

 ‘Joseph Pitts - an Exeter man in Algiers and Mecca in the late 17th Century’
 
 Paul Auchterlonie relates the fascinating tale of adventures in the Levant and Africa

            

May 19th (Tuesday)
‘Polish 307 Squadron at Exeter Airport in World War II’           
   Michale Parrot brings to life the valiant efforts to protect our area from German air raids in the early 1940’s

June 16th (Tuesday)
 7.30pm: 'ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING'
  8.00pm: ‘Legacy of Slavery in Britain’

   Nigel sadler discusses his research into slavery and its Ottery connections

July 121st. (Tuesday)
 ‘Topsham - Echoesof a maritime Past’
   Jan Betteridge illustrates Topsham’s seafaring past through the museum’s fine collection of maritime artefacts and archives    

August -- No meeting

September 15th (Tuesday)
 'An audience with Lady Katherine and a Peep inside her Wardrobe’
   A living history display as Rosemary Griggs becomes Lady Katherine Champernowe and explains her life, times and wardobe

October 20th  (Tuesday)
 ‘The Ipplepen Excavations 2007-2019’
  Derek Gore updates us on the Universityof Exeter’s important Roman and early Medieval fieldwork and excavationsin Ipplepen over the last twelve years

October 24th (SATURDAY)
 'Coleridge Anniversary Lunch'
   Further details to be announced 

November 17th(Tuesday)
 ‘The English Civil War in Devon’
  Janet Few describes the progress and impact of the English Civil War in Devon