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29-Nov-2010

Working the Stones of Branscombe: John Torrance

Branscombe people have always made the most of what the local geology had to offer: flint for prehistoric tools, sandstone for building material, chalk for lime-burning, gypsum for plaster – and more.


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26-Apr-2010

Investigating Landscape History

Chris Woodruff on AONBs and funding for community projects which celebrate the identity of an area.

Phil Planel, (Parishscapes Project) on addressing the small scale and local, drawing on a range of different resources, from maps and documents to the memories of local people.


29-Mar-2010

Akhenaten, Mystery of the Missing Paraoh

Lucia Gahlin

A major innovator in art and religion, his memory was erased by later rulers.The discovery of his great capital city at Amarna has shed some light, but also resulted in lots of ‘tall stories ’.


22-Feb-2010

Bats

Ian Crowe

On his findings whilst working with the AONB and Natural England on the local bat population.


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30-Nov-2009

Branscombe Postcards 100 years: Part 2

Geoff Squire.  

Read the illustrated talks here:  Part 2     Part 3

(Also the launch of: The Shooting at Branscombe Old Pits by Barbara Farquharson & John Torrance)

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2006

Branscombe: a biodiversity hotspot.  Nature Conservation on Gays Farm

Ian Crowe

27-Nov-2008

New Discoveries, Stonehenge and Durrington Walls

Mike Parker Pearson


2008

New Discoveries on Easter Island

Sue Hamilton


30-Mar-2009

Down Memory Lane: Geoff Squire

Century of  Branscombe Postcards: Part 1

Geoff Squire was one of Stanley Squires', the village school-master, two children.  He lived in Branscombe as a child from 1934-1953.  He has been collecting postcards of Branscombe for many years.

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3-Dec-2007

Great Trees of East Devon

Kate Tobin


2007

¼ Billion Years of Local Geology

Ramues Gallois


28-Jan-2007

A3052 - A Road Through Time

John Torrance

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25-Oct-2006

Tom Lethbridge of Hole House, Ghost Hunter

Terry Welbourn



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2006

Hydraulic Rams & Dewponds

Sue Dymond

28-Apr-2008

John Perryman: Murdered by Persons Unknown

Barbara Farquharson & John Torrance

Drama documentary with large cast of village luminaries.




2008

Archaeology and the East Devon Landscape

Chris Tilley


27-Apr-2009

Geology Matters!!!

Mike Green


26-Jan-2009

Branscombe’s Lost Landscapes - Gypsum & Water Meadows

Sue Dymond

24-Oct-2007

Watch Out! Puddicombe’s About

Barbara Farquharson

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27-Nov-2007

The Beer Quarries

John Scott



2007

First Light - The Archaeology of Jodrell Bank

Mark Edmonds


2006

Orlando Hutchinson, Antiquarian at work in Branscombe

Barbara Farquharson:

Drama documentary with Oliver Bernard

Read the illustrated talk here

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30-Sep-2009

The Wreck of the Napoli


Barbara Farquharson


It is two and a half years since the Napoli unceremoniously landed at Branscombe; experience and memory are beginning to turn into history.


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