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We are a Local History Group who meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30 p.m. in the Church House, Widecombe. Everyone is welcome. Membership fee is £1 annually, payable at the first meeting attended in the year. Tea and biscuits are served during the evening. You can be involved as little or as much as you like, but we are sure that you will have something to offer in our discussions of past local happenings - you will surprise yourself!

All suggestions for future speakers, activities and projects are very welcome.

Do come and join in the fun, we are a social group, but with a serious intent!

A donation of £2 at each meeting and walk attended would be appreciated to cover expenses etc. Students and children are free.

Our Elected Officials for 2015/2016 are:

Chairperson Terry French (Trustee)
Vice-Chairperson Peter Carrett (Trustee)
Hon Secretary Margaret Phipps (Trustee)
Treasurer Roger Claxton (Trustee)
Speakers and Outings Co-ordinator Marcia Babington
Committee member Sue Boustead (Trustee)
Committee member John Walling (Trustee)
Committee member David Ashman

The aims of the group are to record some of the past history of the area, notably the civil Parish of Widecombe, Leusdon, Ponsworthy, Poundsgate and all the hamlets of Natsworthy to Newbridge, Sherrill to Cockingford and Blackaton to Lowertown. We also take in the immediate surrounding area.

We have a number of projects currently in progress which are researching various aspects of Widecombe's history.

Details of these will be found here.

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