The Throwleigh Archive was conceived in 1999 and since then it has raised awareness of the history and heritage of the village of Throwleigh, on the edge of Dartmoor.
The project has assembled an archive, representing both the heritage and contemporary life of the parish through the collection of hundreds of photographs, artefacts, documents, and sound recordings. Local people of all ages have participated in the gathering of the information, which has been catalogued, recorded and electronically stored, to ensure a permanent record that can be easily updated and accessed.
A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has enabled the group to hold public displays at Throwleigh Village Hall showing the material available: the first in 2002, and a second in April 2006.
A book has also also been produced: ‘Throwleigh: Pictures And Memories From a Dartmoor Parish’ to provide a collection of some of the best pictures with accompanying text mostly in the form of quotations from oral and written sources. Copies can be purchased from Throwleigh Archive at £16 + P&P.
Our current project:
The Miss Varwells Throwleigh
The Story of a traditional Dartmoor Village in pictures, songs, music and memories
from the Throwleigh Archive at Throwleigh Village Hall
23, 24, 25 March 2017 at 7.30pm
£10 including wine and refreshments (£5 under 18)
Tel: 01647 231051 for more details