AbbPast was formed in 2010 by the residents of Abbotskerswell to foster both the study of the Parish's history and also a wider interest in History.

We hold a meeting once a month, which is held on the second Monday, in Church House at 7.30pm. There are also visits arranged to places of historical interest.

We have speakers on a variety of topics, which can be seen on our website. There are also Meeting Reviews to give an idea of the nature of each meeting.

AbbPast has been involved in various village projects: we have created a Village Trail, celebrated the Diamond Jubilee and written a booklet on the men who fought in The Great War as part of our 'The Roll of Honour Project', which was supported by the HLF's 'World War 1 Then & Now' fund. There are pages to these projects on this website.

Our latest Project is the writing of four history booklets telling the village's history: Industry & Commerce, Houses & Families, Religion & Education and Pubs Clubs & Governance.

There is more information on our website for Abbpast.

AbbPast Planned Programme 2016

Date Event      
11 Jan         Lido days are limited - Earl Connolly      
8 Feb Heroes and Villains - Nick Nicholson      
14 Mar Victorian Crime -Jill Drysdale      
11 Apr Lost Devon - Felicity Goodall      
9 May Romanian Royal Family - Steve Brookes      
13 Jun Dealings with the Dead - How our ancestors perceived death & the evolution of burial practices - Stephanie Leach      
11 Jul   Europe - Brian Mackness      
Aug No meeting      
12 Sept Abbotskerswell Bells - John Thurman      
10 Oct Roman Trade and Commerce in the South West - Derek Gore      
14 Nov Verdun - Max Neu      
12 Dec Christmas Meeting      
         

Committee Contact Details

Pete Wade          01626 366032 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Felicity House   01626 356136 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Trish Turner        01626 363131  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nick Nicholson  01626 330049 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meetings held second Monday each month in Church House 7.30 pm

Website - http://www.abbpast.co.uk