Monthly talk: Phil Badcott – Folklore of bygone Devon

This month we have Phil Badcott coming to talk to us.  His very interesting title, Folklore of bygone Devon – anecdotes from the nineteenth century, is a light hearted look at the folklore of Devon. He will dip into the accounts of several of our 19th century Devonian writers and find out about what our ancestors really believed about sneezing, cures for ailments, counteracting evil and many other Devon customs.

Phil is a Devonian and has lived in South Devon for most of his life. Since retiring he has become a Devon historian, speaker, author and a group leader for the Devon Family History Society. He has recently published a book entitled ‘History Tours of Torquay‘ and is soon to publish another about the boatmen of Babbacombe Bay.

This Members Meeting is on Monday 16th August at 2pm in  the Manor House, Dawlish.