Our 2020 programme of events




On the 5th March the History Group Committee discussed the implications of the increasing number of cases of Coronavirus being recorded in the UK. At the end of that discussion the committee unanimously decided it is in the best interests of our members to postpone all Halberton History Group activities until further notice, including the AGM on 26th March. The events that are currently postponed are struck through in the list below. Updates will be posted here in due course.

For more information please click here for a copy of the notice that was emailed to all our members and contacts on 8th March.


Our programme includes a variety of guided walks, visits, talks by guest speakers and special events.

Booking is not usually necessary but where it is required details will be given via this website, our posters and the local press.

The dates of our meetings in 2020 are:  

January 23rd
'The work of a paper conservator'. speaker Annie Elliot - bring along a treasured item which you need advice on. 7.30pm, Jubilee Room, Halberton Village Hall.
February 27th
'The evacuation of Dunkirk with a local twist' with Terry Radmore. 7.30pm, Jubilee Room, Halberton Village Hall.
March 26th
Annual General Meeting and 'Was Jane Austen's Aunt a shoplifter?' with David Pugsley. 7.30pm, Jubilee Room, Halberton Village Hall.
April 23rd
'The Plough and Ploughing' with John Leach. 7.30pm, Jubilee Room, Halberton Village Hall.
April 25th (Sat)
Exhibition - The History of the Twose of Halberton business with examples of agricultural machinery. Displays of the Group's achievements over its ten years.
Venue; Ash Thomas Village Hall (t.b.c) starting at 11.00.

May 21st AFTERNOON VISIT to Somerset Museum of Rural Life, Glastonbury.
June 25th
'The Postman Poet' with author Liz Shakespeare. Background to the writing of an interesting social history about a man born in Tiverton. 7.30pm, Jubilee Room, Halberton Village Hall.
July (t.b.a)
EVENING VISIT to Fenix Carriage Museum, Clayhidon, Somerset. Home of the last remaining Vidler Royal Mail coach. Starts at 7pm. This is a joint visit with members of the Sampford Peverell Society.
September 24th
'The wool trade in Tiverton' with Peter Maunder. 7.30pm, Jubilee Room, Halberton Village Hall.
October 22nd
'Victorian seaweed collectors' with marine biologist Sarah Hotchkiss. 7.30pm, Jubilee Room, Halberton Village Hall
November 26th
Social evening - details to be advised.

Meetings usually take place on the fourth Thursday of each month at 1930 in Halberton Village Hall.

Times of outside events will vary

Car sharing will be arranged when appropriate leaving from Halberton Village Hall

Membership of the Halberton History Group is open to all. The annual subscription for 2020 is £8.00 plus £1.00 per meeting and extra when we have a speaker.

The Halberton History Group,
Village Hall, 18, High Street,
Halberton, Tiverton,
Devon EX16 7AF
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