Our achievements

The Halberton History Group was founded in 2009 by a handful of people and since then the membership has grown to an average of about 30. Organising our annual programme of speakers, local walks and visits is only one aspect of what we do.

In 2014 we obtained, and have subsequently set up, the History Room at the Village Hall, which is where our volunteers meet members of the public who are researching their ancestry or who wish to know more about particular aspects of village life. Among our many records kept in the Twose Room we have a copy of the 1838 Halberton Tithe Map.

Over the years we have organised a number of major exhibitions:

Reminiscence Day 2010

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 (as part of the Church flower festival)

Ash Thomas 2013 and 2015

On the opening of the History Room 2014

Grand Western Canal; 200th anniversary of canal opening 2014

World War 1 and World War 2 at the plaque unveiling 2015

Halberton History at the May Fayre 2016

Halberton History 2017

Centenary of the end of World War One (Halberton Remembers) 2018

A display of the history of the Village Hall to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of it opening as the Halberton War Memorial Institute 2019

An exhibition about the Twose Company (in progress)

Our other displays have included:

Mid Devon Show 2013

Exeter University – World War 1 (AGM of the Devon History Society) 2014

Tiverton (AGM of Devon Family History Society) 2015

We have undertaken research projects and other work, for example:

Transcribing the Tithe Apportionments

Being instrumental in the Devon Heritage Centre obtaining an important set of Deeds (Bycott Farm)

Obtaining a plaque for the village hall to mark that it is the village war memorial

Recording of the gravestones at St Andrew’s Church (in progress)

Recording reminiscences of elderly villagers (in progress)