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October 2014

Exhibition of Dartmouth WW1 fallen

9 October 2014 - 30 November 2014
St Saviour’s Church, Anzac Street
Dartmouth, TQ6 9DL
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The Dartmouth History Research Group has arranged an Exhibition of WW1 Dartmouth fallen, including details of all bar one of the 158 names. The exhibition is being held in the gallery of St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth until 30th November, following which it is hoped that notes of significant WW1 events will be published as the centenaries arise. This event runs in tandem with Dartmouth Museum's exhibition of WW1 local artefacts in Dartmouth library, and includes news cuttings of Dartmouth Chronicles from…

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Not About Heroes

10 October 2014 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Queen’s Theatre, 100 Boutport Street
Barnstaple, EX31 1SY
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Studio@QT at the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple presents Not about Heroes on Friday 10th October at 7.30pm 'I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.' Wilfred Owen Not About Heroes is the unforgettable story of two of the finest ‘Great War’ poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their inter-dependency, their poetry. Through the letters and poems of these two men, Stephen MacDonald’s acclaimed play paints a…

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Devon History Society – Annual Conference

11 October 2014 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive
Exeter, EX4 4ST
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The Annual Conference of the Devon History Society will this year mark the centenary of the start of the First World War with a range of local stories about the impact on the people of Devon: those that went to war, and those who stayed at home. The conference showcases the research of local historians and local history societies in Devon, and brings to life records, photographs, letters and memories of Devon people during the Great War. Three of Devon's…

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Words out of War – Poets and Poems 1914-18

15 October 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Totnes Library, The Mansion, Fore Street
Totnes, TQ9 5RP
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Come and listen to live readings from soldiers and civilians, men and women, English, French and German poets, from these momentous years. Presented by Chris Waters Helen Ashley and members of ‘Poetry for Pleasure’. Followed by open discussion.

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WW1 Memorial Cross Treasure Hunt

19 October 2014 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
Talaton Inn, Talaton
East Devon, EX5 2RQ
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One Hundred Years Gone 1914-18 A community Treasure Hunt (by car) will be held on the afternoon of 19th October, starting from the Talaton Inn, Talaton, East Devon, EX5 2RQ The entry fee is £2 for adults and 50p for children, to raise money towards the local Peace Mug Fund. For further details, please visit www.onehundredyearsgone.co.uk See Poster here

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Everyman at War – Clive Aslet author event

21 October 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St John the Baptist Church Witheridge, EX16 8AF + Google Map

On Thursday 21st October, as part of the Two Moors Festival, author Clive Aslet (Country Life's Editor-at-Large) will be talking about his acclaimed book Everyman at War at the St John the Baptist Church in Witheridge. There are around 100,000 war memorials in Britain but how often do we know the names of the soldiers who are recorded on them ?  Clive Aslet set out to discover the story behind one memorial (Lydford, on the edge of Dartmoor) to tell the tale…

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Lustleigh and World War One – illustrated talk

22 October 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lustleigh Village Hall, Lustleigh
Newton Abbot, TQ13 9TA
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The Lustleigh Society meeting will hear short illustrated talks telling the story of what life was like in the village during the war and what happened to those from the village who fought. Research has been carried out by the members of the Lustleigh Society who will share their findings. Light refreshments will be available before the meeting from 7pm. Admission £3 (Members free)

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A November Day

27 October 2014 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Landmark Theatre, Promenade
Ilfracombe, EX34 9BZ
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The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe presents A November Day on Monday 27 October at 2.30pm In forgotten boxes in an attic, a woman discovers the story of her grandfather, a survivor of the First World War, and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knew no boundaries. With evocative puppet characters, live music and an ever-changing set, Thingumajig Theatre presents a timeless fable on war and the miracle of friendship when all else seems lost. Thingumajig launches this revised version…

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Frightful First World War at Ottery Library

30 October 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ottery Library, The Old Town Hall, Silver Street
Ottery St Mary, EX11 1DJ
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At 2pm, an hour and a half of games, activities, craft, storytelling and more inspired by Terry Deary’s Frightful First World War, for children aged 7-11. Entrance is free, but places are limited, so get your ticket soon to avoid disappointment. Please note all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For further information and tickets, please contact Ottery Library on 01404 813838.

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November 2014

Devon Youth Remembers: WW1 Commemorative Youth Parade and Poppy Drop

1 November 2014
Exeter High Street and Cathedral Green, Exeter City Centre
Exeter, EX4 3EB
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The Youth of Devon will be parading down Exeter High Street on Saturday 1st November 2014 at 11.30am in commemoration of World War One and in particular the 900+ servicemen from Exeter who lost their lives during that conflict. Cadets, Scouts and Guides from all over Devon, as well as local schools have been invited to participate in this event, which is being organised by the Devon Branch of the Royal British Legion incorporation with Exeter City Council. As the parade marches past…

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