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Recent Presidents

Dr Todd Gray, BA, PhD, FRHistS, MBE, 2016–2017 Dr Todd Gray is a historian who was born in New England in 1958. He has served the Devonshire Association as chairman of the History Section...

Exeter Branch report: Sep to Nov 2016

Our autumn programme began with a visit in September to Exeter Custom House which was built in 1680-1 and stands as an impressive testament to the city’s former importance as one of England’s premier...

East Devon Branch report: Sep 2016 to Jan 2017

In September, and as a prelude to our winter series of talks, many branch members enjoyed our annual ‘Meet the President’ social evening with a buffet supper at the Sidmouth Rugby Club. Dr Todd...

Bideford Branch report: Oct 2016 to Jan 2017

The Bideford Branch Autumn season commenced in October with a well-illustrated presentation on the ‘Buildings of Cornwall’ by Reverend Peter Beacham. He described his extensive work on revising the Cornwall volume of Nikolaus Pevsner’s...

Axe Valley Branch report: Oct 2016 to Jan 2017

The Axe Valley Branch has once again enjoyed variety in our monthly meeting in Colyton. Our speakers have enabled us to see how we in Devon have links that take us below the sea...

South Devon Branch report: Jul 2016 to Jan 2017

In July a few of our members took part in a joint excursion with the Exeter Branch around the historic parts of Topsham, followed by a boat trip down the Exe estuary which was...

President’s Walk & Talk, 12–22 May 2017

DA’s former President, Dr Todd Gray, walked from Lyme Regis to Hartland over eleven days in mid-May 2017 stopping overnight in towns and villages to give a talk promoting The Devonshire Association. He invited...