Welcome to the homepage of our site.  Here you will find a little background information about our Society.  For contact details please see the menu bar (below left).  We hope you enjoy visiting our site today and look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.......

 

Background Information

 

 

 

 

Our parish lies between Tiverton and Honiton in Mid Devon.  It is a large parish of nearly 10 square miles with approximately 3,000 inhabitants most of whom live in the main village on the banks of the River Culm.  In rural parts of the parish are the village of Ashill (population 200) and the smaller settlements of Bradfield, Stenhill, Smithincott, Craddock, Hayne and Bodmiscombe. 

Our group was founded in 1983.  Adrian Reed CMG (1921-2010) was our Chairman until 2008.  He was involved in many other organisations particularly as Chairman of the Devon and Exeter Institution and maritime history.

Our President for many years was Dr. C A Ralegh Radford OBE (1900-1999) famous for his archaeolgical and historical work on Dark Age Arthurian Sites in the South West of England and as Inspector for Ancient Monuments in Wales before and after the Second World War.

Our current Chairman, previously our Secretary, is Dorothy Lomas.   Dorothy took over from John Bell who served the society for many years as Chairman and who is currently on our committee.  John has a collection of photographs, publications and documents relating to the Uffculme Area which are made available to the group at exhibitions, meetings and on conducted walks.

Our current Secretary is Maria Weston who organises the annual programme, outings and social events as well as dealing with the administrative aspects of running our group.  Alan George is our Treasurer who oversees our finances and keeps our accounts in order.

Dorothy Lomas with the help of Wynne Ellis, our Treasurer until 2010, has done much to build up our membership and to improve our organisation. As a group we are now looking to increase our already healthy membership of approximately forty individuals with the help of this Website and our regular monthly articles in Spotlight - the Uffculme Parish magazine.

We have an annual programme which runs from January to December, consisting of evening meetings on the first Wednesday of the month (starting at 7:00pm).  In June we have our Summer Party and July an outing e.g. to a historic property.  December is our Christmas Party and January our AGM.

We meet at 7:30pm in the Garden Room of Uffculme Village Hall and anyone interested in local history is welcome to attend - we look forward to seeing you.  Our annual membership subscription is just £8.00. which is pretty negligible considering you get so much - expert speakers, outings (additional costs may apply for coaches etc.) and parties.  Should you require any further information or clarification, please contact our Secretary - details on Contact Page.