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Shaftesbury Theatre

Exploring The Past

Shaftesbury Theatre
Saturday, 09 March 2024
Start 19:00
Contact: 01626 863061
March 9th! 7-9PM.
Tickets for the well anticipated ‘Dawlish Exploring the Past’ go on sale Monday! It was a sell out show last time, so definitely do not miss out this time around!
The evening will be divided into two halves. David will give an illustrated talk on how Dawlish grew from a small fishing village into an elegant seaside resort during Georgian and Victorian times. This was mainly due to the influence of three gentlemen: Charles Hoare, John Edye Manning and, of course, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It’s a fascinating story.
After the interval, Jim will present a hilarious, no-holds-barred account of his life growing up in Dawlish during the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. This was before there were any supermarkets in the area when you could buy almost anything and everything in the local shops. It was also a time when everyone knew everyone else, and the local bobby could give you a clip round the ear for being cheeky!