Category: News

DA news items

Events news (updated 20 Nov 2017)

Recent additions and changes to any Events will be notified here. To keep up to date, you might also want to check the Notices page, where other news is reported. 20 Nov 2017 Exeter...

Notices (updated 10 Nov 2017)

This is the place for notices and short news items that will be of interest to members of the DA. You may also wish to look at the Events news page where new events and changes to...

President’s Symposium, October 2017

The Making of the Devon Landscape Held on 14 October, hosted by our 2017-18 President, David Fursdon MA FRICS FRAgS, Lord Lieutenant of Devon. As the population of the UK, and indeed Devon, grows...

The DA’s new website (13 Oct 2017)

13 October 2017. We have launched our new website today to replace the one that had served the Association since 2012. It’s a great benefit to any membership organisation to have a website that’s...

The Tavistock Canal: book launch

The DA has supported the Trevithick Society in the publication of a new book by Robert Waterhouse: The Tavistock Canal: Its History and Archaeology. A launch event at Tavistock Museum is planned for Saturday...

155th Annual Conference, Buckfast 2017

The Devonshire Association’s 155th Annual Conference and AGM was held at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre from Friday to Sunday, 2–4 June 2017. Friday afternoon included presentations on the Distinctiveness of Buckfastleigh by the DA Sections...

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...

An old photo of some fishermen and salted cod

The Devon–Newfoundland Story, April 2017

The Devon–Newfoundland Story celebrated historical and cultural connections. Organised by the Devonshire Association working with the Devon Family History Society, it marked nearly 500 years of contact and interaction between the two communities. Devon...

President’s Symposium, October 2016

Historians, their Manuscripts, and the Creation of History. On 1 October, a sell-out audience flocked to Petroc College,Tiverton, for Dr Todd Gray’s Presidential Symposium entitled Historians, their manuscripts and the creation of history. The event...