Digital event 23.11.20 – The Polish Navy in Okehampton

Digital event 23.11.20 – The Polish Navy in Okehampton

Join us on Zoom to hear from specialist researchers about the Polish Navy's links to Okehampton during the Second World War. During this digital event, one of TOSFOR's research groups will introduce the case of the Polish Naval Camp and Resettlement Centre: an...

Digital Event 20.10.20 – Listening to History: Tiverton

Digital Event 20.10.20 – Listening to History: Tiverton

Join us on Zoom for a talk exploring diversity in Tiverton's history from its early medieval origins to later visitors and settlers. Tiverton’s history is deep and broad, taking in stories of refugees, ex slaves, entrepreneurs, farmworkers, entertainers and soldiers....

Telling Our Stories: Tiverton exhibition

Telling Our Stories: Tiverton exhibition

We are very excited to be holding the first of our three project exhibitions: Telling Our Stories: Tiverton. Where: Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, Becks Square, Tiverton EX16 6PJ When: 1st - 31st October 2020. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am - 4 pm (please...

Special Object Challenge

Special Object Challenge

Hello superstar story-finders. Are you ready to be an archaeologist of personal objects, a discoverer of undiscovered items? Here’s our next Family Challenge. You can repeat this one for as many objects as you can get your hands on! The Special Object Challenge Ask...

Conversation and a Cuppa Challenge

Conversation and a Cuppa Challenge

Hello superstar story-finders. Are you ready to be an explorer of family history, a discoverer of untold tales? Here’s our next Family Challenge. It's time to get curious – what have you always wanted to know about your family member(s), but never had the time to ask?...

Family Photo Challenge

Family Photo Challenge

Hello superstar story-finders. Are you ready to be an explorer of family history, a discoverer of untold tales? Here's the first of our Family Challenges. Family Photo Challenge Dig out some old photos from when your Mum / Dad / Aunty / Grandparents first moved to...

Reach Out, Reach In Challenge

Reach Out, Reach In Challenge

We find ourselves in the midst of a new, scary and utterly unprecedented time. Confined to our own four walls, we are all required, for our collective wellbeing and safety, to ‘socially distance’ ourselves from friends, neighbours, colleagues, fellow citizens – even...

Research Diary: Discovering European Stories

Research Diary: Discovering European Stories

Tiverton Community Heritage Coordinator Lizzie Mee outlines some of the European connections emerging in Tiverton’s history… As we’ve been delving deeper into the archives and history books, we’ve discovered that a big part of Tiverton’s history is that of the...

Event diary: Song out of Darkness Book Launch

Event diary: Song out of Darkness Book Launch

Okehampton Community Heritage Coordinator Laurel Miller reports on a fascinating book launch... Okehampton volunteers greatly enjoyed hearing readings from the memoir of local author Karen Eugenia Boreham at her book launch this week. Karen has lived on a Dartmoor...

Project diary: Exhibition Planning in Tiverton

Project diary: Exhibition Planning in Tiverton

Tiverton Community Heritage Coordinator Lizzie Mee writes about the thinking involved in planning an exhibition… It’s been a busy start to the year in Tiverton! We’ve begun preparations for recording our oral histories. Meanwhile, the volunteers and I are also busy...

Oral History Training Day

Oral History Training Day

Community Heritage Coordinator Laurel Miller reports on our recent Oral History training day... Hearing a person telling their own story in their own voice is a very powerful way of engaging people with history. You can hear the emotions behind the account and feel a...

Sketchbook: Jane Daniel

Sketchbook: Jane Daniel

This week's blog provides a special peek inside the creative mind of volunteer Jane Daniel... Jane lives in Bideford. She regularly produces artwork and poetry, including work expressing her feelings about growing up as a person of mixed heritage in Devon. Jane has...