Widecombe History Group Home Page
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We meet on the first Wednesday of every month in the Church House, Widecombe, and everyone is welcome. We have guest speakers and go on guided walks and visits arranged to suit the interests of the members, usually with a local or Dartmoor flavour.
This site is intended as a reference for members and for all those who cannot attend our meetings but are interested in the history of Widecombe, whether as a visitor to Dartmoor or perhaps with family connections here.
The Group is very active with some fascinating projects on the go and a full programme of events. The projects are always in need of more information, so if you have any snippets of information, photos or other material, however small, please let us know.
Our new 'food for thought' pages tell the story of some of the items we discuss at our monthly meetings based on pictures or thoughts that are brought in by our members, or sent in by correspondents.
Please enjoy the site and tell us what you think. You can use the menu on the left to navigate through all of the History Group pages.
To learn more about Widecombe, click here: About Widecombe-in-the-Moor
Please support us by buying our publications. A full list can be found on our Publications Page.
Guided Walks for Groups
We are happy to arrange guided walks around the village, or elsewhere locally, for groups as we have done in the past. If your group would like a walk, please get in touch by sending us an email in the first instance and we will contact you to work out a mutually acceptable date, time and format. More details.
Programme of Events and Newsletters
AGM and Meeting Minutes
Meeting minutes and talks are available from the menu on the left.
Projects and Other Activities
In 2012 we helped dig the North Hall Site. For more details click here.
Other topics of interest
- The Pig-House and Memorial Garden Project
- The World War 1 Project
- The Tucker Stone Story
- North Hall
- The Parish Documents
- Beating the Bounds
- Widecombe Church Bells
- The Tithe Map
- Local Transport
- Local Transport (2)
- Dartmoor Granite
- Farming in Widecombe
- History of Widecombe Fair
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