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We hold a minimum of five talks per year on a wide variety of historical subjects. Talks are presented variously by members of the Whimple History Society and by professional speakers.

SEE OUR NEWS/EVENTS for future talks

Recent talks include:


A (Quick) History of Infectious Disease and the Impact of Immunisation - by Jo Yarwood, Whimple History Society member and former WHO Expanded Programme Manager at UK Health Security Agency.


Hairy Hands, Devils and Black Dogs - by Paul Rendell an illustrated talk about the legends and folklore of Dartmoor.

From Deeds to Digital; The work of the Devon Archives and Local Studies Serviceby Brian Carpenter, South West Heritage Trust archivist

The History of Whimple Congregational Church - by Tina Kelly, Whimple Heritage Centre curator

The History of Coinage -by Brian Short

Operation "Black Buck" - by Barry Hamblin, a talk about the Vulcan bomber raids in the Falklands

The murder of P C Potter - 
by Simon Dell, a talk about the murder at Whiteways factory, Whimple


The Medieval Mural of Whimple Church - by Louise Walmsley, Whimple Heritage Centre curator

Devon Ghost Tales - by Janet Dowling

Exe Floods - by John Davidson, a talk on the history and management of flooding on the River Exe

Three Generations of Farming - by Margaret Burrough, Whimple Heritage Centre Trustee, a talk about the history of a family farming in Whimple

Whimple's Tithe Map  - 
by Louise Walmsley, Whimple Heritage Centre curator

Devon's Railway Heritage - by Robert Hesketh


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