Events

                        

For information on any event please email to info@plymvalleyheritage.org

Talks take place at St. John’s Hooe Church Hall at 7:30.

PVH Members free for all visits and talks except where otherwise stated.

Non-Members welcome £3.00pp. Pay on door for talks.



2018

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 Thursday Jan 18th

PAST DELIGHTS FROM THE RAMM (EXETER) COLLECTION
OF LANTERN SLIDES

Dr Richard Crangle
Secretary and Treasurer, Magic Lantern Society
Hon. Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter

Richard Crangle has been researching lantern slides for over 25 years, most recently as part of the British section of the 'Million Pictures' European project, based at Exeter University. In this talk he will show some of the weird and wonderful images held in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, and explain some aspects of their provenance and how they fit into a (more than) 350-year story of entertainment and instruction using the projected image. The talk will be illustrated with digital reproductions from the RAMM and original lantern slides from the speaker's own collection.

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Thursday Feb 15th

THE MEDIEVAL LONGBOW, MYTH AND REALITY

Chris Thomas

Lethal weapons expert.

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Thursday March 15th

THE SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL GARDENING

Graham Titchmarsh
Head Gardner at Langdon Court

Garden failing around you? Thinking of planting concrete?
Graham will be here with advice that should make all well.

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Thursday April 19th

C TAWNEY & RN SONGS OF 20TH.C

Martin Hazell and Jon.

A rollicking evening of live music.

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Thursday May 17th

DEVON’S SECRET AGENTS

Laura Quigley.

Laura is an award winning South West author of short stories, poems & documentaries.

Her talk will be centred around her book ‘Devon’s Secret Agents’. Thrilling true tales of WW2 espionage, rescues,bizarre inventions, informers and double agents brought together for the first time.

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Thursday June 21st

Keith Hiscock

EXPLORING BRITAIN’S HIDDEN WORLD:
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES OUT OF PLYMOUTH

A presentation based on his book 'Exploring Britain's Hidden World: the Natural History of Seabed Habitats' and emphasises how Plymouth scientists have led the exploration of seabed habitats and how the wrecks near Plymouth help us to understand marine ecology.

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Thursday July 19th

LIFE BETWEEN THE TIDES

Doug Herdson
We all see the shore when the tide goes out but what happens when the waves come in?  Hunters strike through the algae, strange tales of reproduction, but all have to survive in a world of incredible stresses.

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August NO MEETING

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Thursday Sept  20th

AGM and speaker on the work of CHICKS, our charity for 2018

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Wednesday October 3rd.

MEMBER’S VISIT

MVV ENVIRONMENT’S PLYMOUTH INCINERATOR

at North Yard, Devonport.

Start 10:45. Tour takes about one and a half hours.

Parking available. Tea/Coffee supplied.

Starting with a safety briefing and overview presentation the tour will then include the roof garden, water treatment plant, tipping hall, control room and a view of the waste fire. From there we will proceed to the IBA bunker and the air cooled condensers, filter system and chimney.

Please let us know if you have mobility issues that would prevent you using stairs in the event of a fire.

Names to Gill Whillock. There is no charge to members for this visit


Directions:

From A38 take Weston Mill turn off

From St Budeaux turn right at Camels Head

From City Centre turn Left at Camels Head.

Sat Nav: Postcode PL2 2DR brings you to Camels Head Gate (Dockyard) entrance road. The access road to the Incinerator is Creek Road on the right before you get to the dockyard gate. Proceed along Creek Road, stop at barrier to confirm arrival. Proceed on to Car Park and then visitor entrance.

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Thursday October 18th

VICTORIAN PLYMOUTH

Chris Robinson

Chris is a very well known local historian, author and broadcaster. His regular ‘Then and Now’ articles in the Evening Herald are always fascinating reading and his many books make a valuable and significant contribution to Plymouth’s history. This will be an entertaining and informative evening in the inimicable Robinson style.

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Thursday November 15th

 THE BOMBING OF PLYMOUTH
with special reference to Plymstock, Oreston and Hooe. 

Lawrence Axworthy

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December 6th

MEMBERS' XMAS BUFFET

Yes, our usual feast of laughter and merriment with a quiz for the Chairman’s Platter and taste-bud tingling food of sophistication and style.

You do need a ticket and the ticket will cost you £5. A very reasonable price for an evening of festivities, fun and scrumptious food. What value!

Tickets available around October

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If you would like to join a walk or a visit please tell Jan Fletcher unless indicated otherwise.

If you would like to join PVH contact our membership secretary Jan Fletcher mail@janfletcher.plus.com