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27-Jan-2014

Musical Squares

Mike & Wendy Gluyas


24-Feb-2014

Roman Army in Devon

John Allan

29-Apr-2013

St Winifred's Churchyard - Things you never knew

Do gravestones in a village churchyard tell the whole story of who lived and died within the parish?  

Read the illustrated talk here


25-Nov-2013

 Branscombe in the News 1800-1950s

Sue Dymond

A look at village life from the newspapers, with the use of other sources to find the stories behind the news.


30-Nov-2015

The Seaton Hoard, Metal Detecting in Beer and Branscombe

Laurence Egerton


27-Apr-2015

Everything you didn’t know about Branscombe: Project, AONB, HEAPS



30-Mar-2015

The Devon Woman who started a Global Fashion Revolution

Carry Somers

23-Feb-2015

Newfoundland Fisheries

Jenny Moon

17-Nov-2014

Devon Orchards

Tom Nacarrow


26-Jan-2015

News from the Hebrides

Madeleine Bunting

28-Apr-2014

Working the Cliffs

Barbara Farquharson & Sue Dymond


31-Mar-2014

People and Stone on the Jurassic Coast

Rose Ferraby


25-Feb-2013

Prehistoric Orkney

Mark Edmonds

25-Mar-2013

The Wall

Annie Pfingst

The Israeli/Palestinian Wall - the marking and implementing of a landscape of repression.

27-Feb-2012

In the Footsteps of Orlando Hutchinson

Phil Planel

A look at the Branscombe Project and the Parishscapes Project.



26-Mar-2012

Cow Pats, Untouchables & Installation Art in India

Andy Burton

Andy collaborated with artisans and villagers in India to create sculptures that use their traditional skills and  materials.


30-Apr-2012

Branscombe’s Literary, Artistic and other Visitors

John Torrance & The Branscombe Players

Read the illustrated talk here

19-Nov-2012

Bodmin Moor - Past and Present:

Pete Herring


Bodmin Moor’s well-preserved archaeological remains allow us to get closer to a prehistoric world than almost anywhere in Britain, whilst close attention to mounds and tumbled walls reveal an overlay of medieval and modern settlement.



14-Nov-2012

Branscombe in the Middle Ages

John Torrance

The Doomsday Book, scant material remains and other documentary evidence are used to examine the social organisation, occupations and surnames of the Middle Ages.


Read the illustrated talk here

28-Mar-2011

The Branscombe Coastline, then & now

Richard Edmonds

Geology and geo-tourism along the Dorset and East Devon coast; why it’s been given World Heritage Site status, and how the Jurassic Coast team are trying to protect and promote  an understanding of the coast to local people and visitors.

18-Apr-2011

World War 1, Reports from the Home Front

Nigel Freathy

Branscombe in wartime as seen through the pages of the parish magazine. Drama-documentary performed by Nigel Freathy and the Branscombe Players.


Read the illustrated script here

30-Jan-2012

Echoes and Prehistoric Rock Art: Chris Chippindale

Bronze and Iron Age rock art found in Valcomonica in the Italian Alps. The setting, the way people moved around the alpine landscape and how they responded to sounds and echoes from the rocks.


For images goto:

http://www.rupestre.net/alps/valca_figures.html

7-Feb-2011

The East Devon Pebblebeds Project

Chris Tilley

Based on past and present archaeological excavations, Chris will be talking about the extraordinary Bronze Age landscape of the Woodbury Common Pebblebeds, and comparing it with the present day landscape.


28-Feb-2011

Three Trunks in a Branscombe Attic

Barbara Farquharson

The excitement of a discovery of a fine collection of photo albums and three trunks of letters and documents in a Branscombe attic and the ways in which it builds up a vivid family history that begins in the 1830s and ends a hundred years later.

Read the illustrated talk here

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