The Harberton and Harbertonford History Society encourages the study of the local history of Harberton Parish and the surrounding County.
There are approximately 5 meetings with speakers each year and at least one field excursion. Meetings take place in Harberton or Harbertonford on alternative dates, details of which can be found in the Programme.
Members of the Society have gathered information on the past history of the villages, personalities and the Parish including the preparation of historic walks around both Harberton and Harbertonford. Collections of photographs and some artefacts are also available for viewing at Fine Pine in Harbertonford.
Subjects covered in previous meetings have included:-
The History of Harbertonford Mill Pilotage on the River Dart
The Construction of the Avon Dam Victorian Crime in Totnes
Tuckenhay Paper Mill Church Houses in Devon
Vagrants and Travellers in 17 Century Harberton
The Trist Family of Harberton
Field Trips have included visits to:
Finch's Foundry at Sticklepath
Grimspound and Bellever Neolithic Sites, both accpomanied by an
Archaeologist from Dartmoor National Park
Membership is open to anybody interested in local history and is £5 per year with talks free to Members. Non members are wecome to meetings at the cost of £2 per meeting.
The Society is happy to receive photographs/articles/family records for the archives which can also be added to our website.
Please contact Jill Powell - firstname.lastname@example.org
We are affilliated to The Devon History Society - see link
Geof Broom in Harbertonford 01803 731097
Stanley Oldfield in Harberton 01803 864654
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