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History Society - November 13 
HATHERLEIGH
History Society The History Society AGM will be held on the 13th November in Old Schools at 7.30pm followed by a talk from Sophie McCormack of Beaford Arts on the ?Hidden Histories Project?. The annual subscription of 10 will be due at this meeting. Visitors welcome at a cost of 2 which includes tea or coffee and biscuits. At the last meeting in October we welcomed Andrew Thompson who gave a talk on ?Okehampton, Gateway To Northern Dartmoor?. Andrew was the Manager of Okehampton ?Museum of Dartmoor Life? for four years and is now a Heritage Consultant. He gave an overview of 2,000 years of occupation and showed an aerial photograph which revealed the site of a Roman Fort which was found near the Crediton Road and then excavated during the 80`s. It was interesting to see the changes and formations over the centuries of industry, housing, markets and retail buildings in Okehampton. The castle built after the Norman Conquest and which once had the largest deer park in the land fell into ruin after the beheading of Henry de Courtney, Earl of Devon by Henry VIII, and still sits above the River Okement drawing many visitors and artists. Monica Jones 01837 811293 email: monicasusie@tiscali.co.uk
Location EX20 3JP