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DARTMOUTH HISTORY IN TALKS AND WALKS
On Saturday 18 May 2019, Dartmouth History Research Group will host the Devon History Society’s Summer Meeting at the Flavel Arts Centre. Hear about Dartmouth’s rich history in a programme of talks in the morning and walks in the afternoon. Includes exhibition of Dartmouth Town Regalia.
Event free for DHRG members - join us, membership is free too! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.Bookings by 10 May through the Devon History Society website at https://www.devonhistorysociety.org.uk/events/devon-history-society-summer-meeting-2019/
Buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon refreshments available (at cost), must be booked in advance.
CAPTAIN JOHN BULLEY
Over the centuries Dartmouth has been home to many seamen who achieved fame through their sailing exploitsOne of these is John Bulley, a sea captain born in 1798 who travelled the world and often achieved record speeds for his voyages.But until the final years of his life Dartmouth was the home to which he always returned.In addition to his exploits as a captain on the high seas, he was also a prominent local personality on land. He was mayor of the town in 1840, and deeply involved in many aspects of business and local politics.Through detailed research it has been possible to record the fascinating tale of this 19th century Dartmothian’s exploits.
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