Local History presentations

This page lists Local History group presentations that are available as Powerpoint (PPT – the full slide presentation, with each slide shown individually), or as PDF (a single document containing all of the slides, continuously listed), and also as videorecordings of Zoom presentations.  Please note that if your Internet connection is on the slow side, then the larger the presentation, then the longer a Powerpoint will take to appear on screen; you may like to preview the presentation first in the PDF format which will be quicker.

Notes on handling a Powerpoint file: a presentation using Powerpoint may not exceed 6Mb in size. If larger, the presentation may be split in two, or output to PDF format

Notes on handling a PDF file:  a download link is provided to allow you to download the file (please respect the author’s copyright); clicking into the first slide displayed will allow you to scroll through the document. 

Notes on Zoom recordings.  These are restricted to registered and logged-in members.

Title Author Date presented Size – number of slides, and of file [Mb] Link 
Early transport on Exmoor Jan Lowy December 2020 28 [4.76Mb PDF] PDF Link
Knight Family Archive Transcription Project Hilary Fisk/Cherrie Temple January 2021 65 [9.34Mb PDF] PDF Link
Knight Family Archive Transcription Project – Sheep on Exmoor Di Martin January 2021 440Kb PDF PDF Link
Knight Family Archive Transcription Project – Zoom   January 2021 300Mb video [Restricted access] Zoom Link
Dunster during the Civil War – Zoom Anne Stamford March 2021 623Mb video [Restricted access] Zoom Link
Arthur C. Clarke: Minehead to the Stars – Zoom
Cherrie Temple
May 2021 880Mb video [Restricted access] Zoom Link
A landscape transformed: the reclamation of Exmoor Forest in the 19th century Leonard Baker November 2021 553Mb video [Restricted access] Zoom link
Steep Holm: a local jewel Di Martin December 2021 93Mb video [Restricted access] Zoom link
On the shoulders of giants  Ron Blundell February 2022 109Mb video [Restricted access] Zoom link
Some West Somerset shantymen Barbara Hoffbauer February 2022 120Mb video [Restricted access] Zoom link
The Workhouse in Williton Alison Andrew March 2022 158Mb video [Restricted access] Zoom link
The West Somerset Mineral Line David Temple March 2022 108Mb video [Restricted access] Zoom link
Mining, Murder, and Mystery Cherrie Temple April 2022 141Mb video [Restricted access] Zoom link