Heart of the South Hams, Devon

Soar Mill Cove Beach
Welcome to Malborough History Group


Due to the Covid-19 situation, the April, June and October meetings have been postponed; we hope to re-book them for 2021. 

Wed 5 February    Liz Hext, "The Kingsbridge Union Workhouse"

Wed 1 April           Alan Prince, Master Thatcher "South Devon Thatching Tradition"  ** Postponed **

Wed 3 June           10.00 - 12.00  Guided Tour of Plymouth Synagogue   ** Postponed **

Wed 7 October     Sir Geoffrey Newman "Traders of the Night" (smuggling in the local area)  ** Postponed **


The History Group has been running for over ten years and is a small but very friendly group. We found that most people simply could not fit monthly meetings into their busy lives and so we meet four times a year. Our meetings are usually on the first Wednesday in February, April, June and October. This arrangement seems to suit everyone. 

There is a £7 annual membership fee which entitles you to free entry at all four meetings. Non-members are also very welcome at our meetings and are asked to pay £3 per head.  Both include refreshments afterwards.  (There may be an additional fee if we visit an outside venue in June with charges for entry, guide, etc.)

Our meetings start at 7.30 pm, in Malborough Baptist Church, when we have a speaker followed by refreshments and a chat.

The June meetings are our ‘outdoor meetings’ when we try to do something out of doors or visit somewhere of local interest.

We have a small committee of Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary but we welcome volunteers to help with special projects.  If you would like to help or have ideas for new projects, please contact one of the committee members (see below).

For detailed reports on previous meetings, see our 'Meetings Reports' section.

Committee members:

  • Chairman - Gill Boyce - 561698
  • Secretary - Julia Hemming  - 561347 (
  • Treasurer - David Hemming - 561347 (

If you need any more information please contact one of us.