Welcome to the Widecombe & District History Group

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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.

Widecombe Fair sees the launch of a new History Group publication: A Devon Dialect Alphabet Book. Click for details.

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 have a look at our meeting minutes. These minutes are packed with information. You can use the search facilities to locate one or more documents with your search topic included.

Please support us by buying our publications. A full list can be found on our Publications Page.

Many thanks.

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

Download the meeting and walks programme May 2017 to May 2018.

Download the meeting and walks programme May 2018 to May 2019.

Download the WHG Newsletter for January 2017.

Download the WHG Newsletter for July 2017.

View All Newsletters.

AGM and Meeting Minutes

AGM Minutes 2017.

Meeting minutes and talks are available from the menu on the left.

Projects and Other Activities

Visit the Widecombe Digital Archive

To watch a short video of the Uncle Tom Cobley model in operation please click here.

In 2012 we helped dig the North Hall Site. For more details click here.

Other topics of interest

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