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March 2018

AGM 2018 (Axe Valley Branch)

21 March 2018 at 2:00 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 - £3

Branch AGM followed at 2:30 pm by an illustrated talk by Peter Beacham; “Buckfast Abbey: History, Art and Architecture”. Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for non-members.

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Simon Drew: Enjoying words, enjoying art (Lit & Art Section)

24 March 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

Simon Drew, an Exeter University graduate living and working in Dartmouth, is known nationwide for his unique and instantly recognisable prints, greeting cards, tea towels, mugs, T-shirts, calendars and books, combining skilful draughtsmanship with…

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April 2018

The Cathedral Yard Fire and its Aftermath (Exeter Branch)

11 April 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT

A talk by Dr Todd Gray MBE. Exeter’s most devastating fire since World War II began at about 5.30 am on Friday 28th October 2016 above the Castle Fine Art Gallery in the Cathedral…

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Chapel Cleeve Manor (Buildings Section)

11 April 2018 at 2:30 pm

Chapel Cleeve Manor: A Country House Rescued A visit to Chapel Cleeve Manor (Grade II*) that is situated between the West Somerset coast and Exmoor National Park, a few miles east of Minehead. Originally…

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The Picture of Plymouth, 1812 (Plymouth Branch)

11 April 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk “The Picture of Plymouth, 1812” by Edward Luscombe.

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Grenofen and Double Waters (Botany Section)

14 April 2018 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A joint meeting with the Devon Bryophyte Group to look at mosses and liverworts. The area has a lot of good records already, but there are always likely to be more! Apart from anything…

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Agatha Christie (S Devon Branch)

19 April 2018 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

A talk by John Risdon about Agatha Christie: her upbringing, her life and what made her tick.

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AGM 2018 (Tavistock Branch)

20 April 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Annual General Meeting, followed by an illustrated talk by John Morgan BA FRIN on “Bronze Age Astronomy on Dartmoor”.

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AGM 2018 (Bideford Branch)

21 April 2018 at 10:45 am
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

AGM followed by a talk at 11:30 by the Devonshire Association's President, David Fursdon MA FRICS FRAgS, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Devon. His topic will be "How the Main Roles that I have…

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May 2018

Poltimore House (Buildings Section)

9 May 2018 at 10:00 am

A visit to Poltimore House. It is designated a Grade II* listed building and was a finalist in the BBC Restoration programme. The Manor of Poltimore was acquired by the Bampfyldes in 1303 and…

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Field Trip Branscombe & Beer (Geology Section)

12 May 2018

Day field trip led by Professor Malcolm Hart to Branscombe (am), and John Scott to Beer caves (pm). Please book by 2nd May.

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Outing to Sampford Courtenay (History Section)

15 May 2018 at 10:30 am

(Provisional). Annual Visit - Outing to Sampford Courtenay, noted as the start and end point of the Prayerbook Rebellion. A talk on the history of the village, including the permanent Prayerbook Rebellion exhibition in…

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