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SHS MEMBER EVENTS PROGRAMME 2020

SHS MEMBER EVENTS PROGRAMME 2020 (last updated 27.1.20)

 

** Non-members are very welcome as long as we can accommodate you! **

 

Saturday 11th January at 11am.  Low tide is around noon. Beach clean at West Charleton, via Marsh Lane.  Some parking at the local pub.  Joint activity with Gary Joliffe and ‘Till the Coast is Clear’ who recycle the debris found. Tea and cake provided! For further details, contact Penny Fenton (e-mail: penny545@googlemail.com  or tel:  01548 561539).

 

FEBRUARY

Saturday 29th February at 11am. Beach clean at Soar Mill Cove. Following January’s success, we will be working again with Gary Joliffe and the Till the Coast is Clear crew.  For further details, contact Penny Fenton (see above).

 

MARCH

Saturday 7th March at 10am. Dairy farm visit and briefing at Challon’s Combe, Aveton Gifford.  As well as being a really enjoyable visit, our SHS Farm Briefings series helps us to better understand the needs of farmers; an important part of preserving the South Hams as a living, working environment. Further details tbc by Elizabeth Bennett, e-mail: eeebee@southpool.co.uk.

 

APRIL

Saturday 18th April at 9am.  Bird watching at beautiful South Milton Ley with local expert, Nick Townsend.  We also hope to observe some bird ringing first thing. Meet us in the National Trust Car Park.  Numbers are limited so please let Penny Fenton know if you intend to come, e-mail: penny545@googlemail.com  or tel:  01548 561539.

 

Thursday 30th April at 7pm. SHS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, at Kingsbridge Community School library.  John Rawlinson, Director of the Primrose Trail will be making a presentation, together with Debbie Board, Treasurer.  Come and hear what SHS has been up to in 2019-20 and have your say.  Wine and canapés provided.  RSVP to: southhamssociety@gmail.com.

MAY

Saturday 23rd May at 11am. Getting ready for the summer season on this popular beach. Beach clean at South Milton beach. Parking is in the National Trust Car Park. For further details, contact Penny Fenton (details above).

JUNE

Wednesday 10th June.  Visit to Lethytep, Penadlake. Cornwall’s ‘rewilding’ haven.

A great day out not to be missed!  Journey with us to Cornwall. Lunch at Lanhydrock Golf Club followed by a private tour of Lethytep by the owners Phillip (President of the Butterfly Association) and Faith. Together they have rewilded 52 acres of Cornish countryside. Entrance donation required, transport may be provided. Numbers limited so book soon.  For more information, contact Tony Rowe on tel: 01548 561857 or e-mail:  tntrowe@aol.com

 

Saturday 27th June at 3pm.  Butterfly Walk at East Soar, one of the best places to see butterflies in the South Hams.  Led by Andrew Northrop.

 

JULY

Friday 3rd July, evening 9 – 11pm, when the moths come out!  ‘An introduction to South Devon’s moths’ with Blackawton lepidopterist, Mark Marshall.  Further details to follow.

 

AUGUST

Saturday 8th August at 3pm. Beach clean at Soar Mill Cove. For further details to follow.

 

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 5th September.  Kingsbridge Show.  Always good fun.  SHS will be running a stand, come and give us a hand!  All welcome.

 

OCTOBER

Saturday 17th October at 11am.  Beach clean at lovely Soar Mill Cove, with optional lunch after at the Soar Mill café. Further details to follow.

 

DECEMBER

Saturday 5th December at 11am.  Beach clean at West Charleton, with optional lunch at the pub after.  For further details to follow.

 

 

***   IF YOU HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR A SOUTH HAMS SOCIETY EVENT

PLEASE LET US KNOW:   southhamssociety@gmail.com   ***

 

 

Isabella of Salcombe, J. Evans Master, entering Smyrna, 1853

The South Hams Society warmly welcomes you to hear the fascinating story of the merchant sailing ships of Salcombe and Kingsbridge in the 19th century, with particular reference to the famous fruit schooner ‘Isabella of Salcombe’

An illustrated talk by Roger Barrett, which sets sail at 7pm Friday 15th November from Churchstow Church Hall.

Passage tickets (Entrance fee for charity*) £3. Berths must be booked with ‘Purser’ Penny Fenton: 01548-561539 or, preferably by email at: penny545@googlemail.com and then you can pay at the door

*Salcombe Maritime Museum Tel: 01548 843 080 (opening hours only) info@salcombemuseum.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Ships at Sunrise – The Dart’s Hidden Hulked Heritage – 23rd November

23/11/2019  |  8 a.m.

Old Mill Creek

As part of our series of winter walks, this tidal trail takes you around the remains of a variety of hulks looking at the question of how and why ships become dumped in the estuaries all around the UK ?

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Ships at Sunrise – The Dart’s Hidden Hulked Heritage – 24th November

24/11/2019  |  8:30 a.m.

Old Mill Creek

As part of our series of winter walks, this tidal trail takes you around the remains of a variety of hulks looking at the question of how and why ships become dumped in the estuaries around the UK ?

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Lost Lives – Citizan Winter Trail – 14th December 2019

14/12/2019  |  11 a.m.

Start Point

Guided walk from Start Point to Slapton sands – 14/12/19

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Lost Lives – Citizan Winter Trail – 15th December 2019

15/12/2019  |  noon

Start Point

15th December 2019 Part of our series of winter walks, this guided trail with CITiZAN maritime archaeologists will take you from Start Point to Slapton sands.

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More at:  https://citizan.org.uk/discovery-programmes/south-devon-rivers/

 

AUTUMN 2019 EVENTS PROGRAMME
(PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SHS MEMBER EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED)

Saturday 5th October
The first of the new SHS Farm Briefings. Helping us to better understand farming in the South Hams and the challenges farmers face.
Morning event, 10am (TBC), to be held at Rickham Farm, East Portlemouth. Followed by optional lunch. We will need a number of Landrovers or other 4×4 vehicles. To express your interest in attending or offers of transport (4x4s) please contact the organiser, Elizabeth Bennett, on: eeebee@southpool.co.uk. More details to follow soon.

Saturday 12th October
Beach clean at Great Mattiscombe Sands. Meet up in the Start Point car park at 12 noon before going down to this exceptionally pretty beach which is privately owned. Volunteers should be allowed to park free of charge once they have made themselves known to the parking attendant. Organiser is Penny Fenton, e-mail: penny545@googlemail.com

Saturday 9th November
Beach clean at Soar Mill Cove. Please meet in the car park behind the hotel at 10.00 am.
Organiser is Penny Fenton – email above.

Friday 15th November
Evening event. Slideshow/talk by Roger Barrett, local historian on ‘Salcombe – Schooner port’. To be held at Churchstow Church Hall. Organised by Penny Fenton (email above).
Entrance fee to apply – all proceeds go to Salcombe Maritime Museum.

Saturday 14th December
Beach clean at South Milton Sands, 2pm. Organised by Penny Fenton.

 

 

NATURAL DEVON – DEVON LOCAL NATURE PARTNERSHIP

2019 is the UK’s Year of Green Action and is all about connecting people with nature and us all taking much needed positive action for our environment.  To help inspire and enthuse action our conference this year is focusing on how community groups can help with nature’s recovery across Devon.

2019 Conference – Community Action for Wildlife.  Come along and find out more about how we can all help with Nature’s Recovery.
Saturday 6th July – Chagford – all day event

2019 Community Action for Wildlife

 

 

LOOK OUT FOR THE SOUTH HAMS SOCIETY AT THE......

Kingsbridge Show is celebrating it's 138th year this year, 64 of which have been at Borough Farm, just outside of Kingsbridge. The 2018 Show received large numbers of visitors and offered a fantastic family day out with activities and displays of Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Homecrafts, Horticulture, Floral Art, Domestic pets etc. As well as the main ring attractions, there are always lots of stands - Trade Stands for local businesses, craft and hobby stands and local food and drink stands. Not to mention Children’s Pets Corner, Donkey rides, Vintage and Modern Tractors! The Show enjoys live Music and a licensed bar. 

Plenty of parking is provided on site but for those of you wishing to be eco friendly and/or make use of the bar there will be a FREE Tally Ho shuttle bus running from Kingsbridge Quay.

SHOW DETAIL

 

SOUTH DEVON AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY – SHORT WALKS

The South Devon AONB Unit is organising a special series of short walks in Kingsbridge as part of Connecting Actively with Nature  a Devon wide project  which has secured  funding through the National Lottery, from Sport England

Starting on 4th June the short walks  will help participants to discover  the wildlife on the Kingsbridge  estuary in a series of 10 minute easy strolls to take in the view  and study the wildlife, followed by a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.   The walks which will take place every  Wednesday during June and July, will be led by Project Officer Adam who is a keen birder and knowledgeable about all sorts of animals, and plants that might be spotted during the stroll.

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SOUTH HAMS SOCIETY – BEACH CLEAN DIARY

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Saturday, 13th July – Soar Mill Cove
Meet in the car park behind the hotel at 10.00 hrs. This time coincides with low-water which will allow us to make a “clean sweep”.

Saturday, 17th August – Gara Beach
Please meet outside the café at 14.00 hrs. before going down to the beach, which can be rather difficult for those ess agile. It is well worth the effort and is a beach especially enjoyed by children and dogs.

HOLD THIS DATE!  Wednesday 11th September at 5pm. A Guided Bird Walk in South Milton. Limited numbers. Further details to follow ..

Saturday, 14th September – Soar Mill Cove
Volunteers should meet in the car park behind the hotel at 14.00 hrs. It is nearly a quarter of a mile walk down to the beach but is well worth it.

Saturday, 12th October – Great Mattiscombe Sands
Meet up in the Start Point car park at 12 noon before going down to this exceptionally pretty beach which is privately owned. Any volunteer should be allowed to park free of charge once they have made themselves known to the parking attendant.

Saturday, 9th November – Soar Mill Cove
Please meet in the car park behind the hotel at 10.00 hrs.

Saturday, 14th December – South Milton Beach (Thurlestone Sands)
Meet up outside the Beach Hut at 14.00 hrs. When the Hut is not too busy they are happy to give us a hot drink free of charge.

For more information contact Penny Fenton t: 01548 561539  email:  penny545@gmail.com

 

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