Jun 26

Article from Caroline Mudie on Wimbledon

Pyworthy History Group

Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can resume our meetings as planned but in the meantime another offering to keep us going!

10 Facts about the Wimbledon Tennis Championships you may not know!

Following on from my sports theme from last month, this month I thought I would bring you something about another world-renowned sports event that has been cancelled this...

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May 7

John Weighell’s observations (October 11th 2017)

The great Hall built in the original house is one room, open to the roof which was slated when first built, an indication of it being a high-status house. Originally the Hall was one room with a central fireplace with no chimney, smoke from the fire rising and then percolating through the roof, it’s hard to imagine what it was like living in a house with the constant reek of wood smoke and quite a...

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May 7

Diane Soall, Secretary (October 11th 2017)

This month found the History Group members and a few extra non-members travelling in convoy down to Yeolmbridge in Launceston to visit Cullacott Farmhouse.   We were given a thorough and interesting tour of the farmhouse by owners John and Mary Cole whose extensive knowledge about this wonderful building kept us all enthralled.  John and Mary Cole have been running their holiday cottages on their...

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May 7

John McDougall (20th June 2017)

Members and friends of the group recently visited Dartington Crystal factory in Torrington. It is the only working handmade crystal factory remaining in the UK. In the visitor centre there are display cases showing the timeline of nearly 50 years of Dartington Glass, from its start in Dartington up to date.  There is also a very informative short video of the beginnings of crystal making up to the...

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May 7

Diane Soall, Secretary (17th May 2017)

Diane Soall, Secretary

2017-05-17 17:13:00

A short account of Father Chris Penn's talk "Before the Cloth".

Rev. Fr. Christopher Penn. Priest in Charge of

St. Peter and St. Paul, Holsworthy

St. Petroc, Hollacombe

St. Swithun, Pyworthy

St. Pancras, Pancrasweek

St. Bridget, Bridgerule


The History Group had a really interesting and amusing talk by Father Chris this month about his life before...

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