Events Archive

Past talks, tours, workshops and seminars
The Hole Family of Parke, Bovey Tracey | 04.08.2022

The Hole Family of Parke, Bovey Tracey | 04.08.2022

The Hole Family of Parke, Bovey Tracey: five Generations of mixed fortunes, & a final loss which was really a gain.An illustrated talk by Dr. Frances Billinge on Thursday, 4th August, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. The Hole family were one of the most...

Restore Trust | 17.07.2022

Restore Trust | 17.07.2022

Harry Mount in conversation with Zewditu Gebreyohanes.  On Sunday 17th July 2022 we will be welcoming Restore Trust to Shilstone House and the DRA for a special event in which Harry Mount, editor of The Oldie magazine, will be talking to Restore Trust director Zewditu...

Marine Heritage on the Torridge Estuary | 07.07.2022

Marine Heritage on the Torridge Estuary | 07.07.2022

Marine Heritage on the Torridge Estuary. An illustrated talk by Dr. Michael Teare on Thursday, 7th July, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. The Torridge Estuary and Bideford have a long and fascinating maritime history with boat building documented back to...

Shilstone House Tour | 21.06.2022

Shilstone House Tour | 21.06.2022

On Tuesday 21st June 2022 at 2pm, our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, will lead a guided tour of Shilstone House and gardens. Guests will explore the history of the site through its surviving archaeology and rare architectural features before seeing the results of...

Shilstone’s Historic Landscape Tour | 13.06.2022

Shilstone’s Historic Landscape Tour | 13.06.2022

A rare opportunity to explore the historic landscape at Shilstone with our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, on Monday 13th June 2022 at 2pm. Shilstone House occupies a truly exceptional site, at the head of a steep sided valley containing evidence of occupation from...

Postponed: The Carews of Devon, 1086 – 1945 | 09.06.22

Postponed: The Carews of Devon, 1086 – 1945 | 09.06.22

Footprints in the Sand: the story of the Carews of Devon, 1086 - 1945 An illustrated talk by Sir Rivers Carew on Thursday, 9th June, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. This story begins 30 generations back from the present, when the first ancestor associated with...

Shilstone House Tour | 24.05.2022

Shilstone House Tour | 24.05.2022

On Tuesday 24th May 2022 at 2pm, our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, will lead a guided tour of Shilstone House and gardens. Guests will explore the history of the site through its surviving archaeology and rare architectural features before seeing the results of...

Thorn House & Garden, Wembury | 05.05.2022

Thorn House & Garden, Wembury | 05.05.2022

A Thousand Year History of Thorn House & Garden in Wembury. An illustrated talk by John and Eva Gibson on Thursday, 5th May, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. Thorn, or the Manor of South Wembury as it was previously known, is located on the banks of the...

Shilstone House Tour | 26.04.2022

Shilstone House Tour | 26.04.2022

On Tuesday 26th April 2022 at 2pm, our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, will lead a guided tour of Shilstone House and gardens. Guests will explore the history of the site through its surviving archaeology and rare architectural features before seeing the results of...

From ‘Lady Woodcarvers’ to Professionals | 07.04.2022

From ‘Lady Woodcarvers’ to Professionals | 07.04.2022

From 'Lady Woodcarvers' to Professionals: the remarkable Pinwill sisters. An illustrated talk by Dr. Helen Wilson on Thursday, 7th April, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. The emergence of Mary, Ethel and Violet Pinwill as professional woodcarvers in the late...

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