THE LUSTLEIGH SOCIETY PRESENTS A HERITAGE WEEKEND
August 31 - September 2
The Lustleigh Society was founded in 1978 and so is celebrating its Fortieth Anniversary this year. To mark the occasion the Society is presenting a Heritage Weekend from Friday 31st August – Sunday 2nd September. On the Friday evening there will be a full programme of films from the Archive covering a wide range of events that have happened in the village from the annual celebration of May Day to the Village Show as well as films that have been specially made showing the parish today.
Tickets: £5.00 In advance from Lustleigh Dairy, or on the door.
On the Saturday afternoon and Sunday the Society is planning a major exhibition in the Village Hall. A wide range of material from Lustleigh’s award winning Archive will be on display, including the Tithe Map from 1838, indentures dating back to the 18th Century, documents, paintings and photographs of Lustleigh from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Linked to this there will be opportunities to record memories of the village and to go on guided walks around the village.
The event will be officially opened at 2.30 pm on Saturday 1st September by Martin Barre ex lead guitarist of Jethro Tull who lived in Lustleigh 40 years ago. There will be a book launch of the new book ‘Lustleigh – A Dartmoor Village in Focus’ and an opportunity to purchase a copy of this high quality illustrated publication at a discounted price.
On the Sunday Kelly Mine will also be open, from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, and a shuttle service will run between Lustleigh Show Field and the centre of the village.
Parking on Saturday and Sunday is available on Lustleigh Cricket Field (weather permitting).
Full details of the programme is available on the Lustleigh Society website (http://www.lustleigh-society.org.uk) and on social media.