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March 2018

Death of a Princess (S Devon Branch)

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

A talk “Death of a Princess: How Newton Abbot and the nation mourned the death of Princess Charlotte 200 years ago” by Michael Martyn.

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April 2018

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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May 2018

Visit to Fursdon (S Devon Branch)

15 May 2018 at 2:30 pm
£10

A visit to Fursdon, the ancestral home of David Fursdon LL, 2017-18 President of the DA. A tour of the house and gardens will be followed by a cream tea. Please book by 5…

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July 2018

Babbacombe & St Marychurch (S Devon Branch)

5 July 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk around the historical areas of Babbacombe and St Marychurch in Torquay. Meet outside the Cliff Railway Café, Babbacombe.

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September 2018

Churches in the Teign Valley (S Devon Branch)

6 September 2018 at 2:30 pm
£5

A visit to three historic churches in the Teign Valley: St James at Christow, St John the Baptist at Higher Ashton, and St Michael at Doddiscombsleigh.  Each of these churches has had conservation projects part-funded…

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November 2018

The Black Death on Dartmoor (S Devon Branch)

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

A talk by David Stone “Exploring East Dartmoor in the Age of the Black Death”.

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December 2018

The Three Hares Project (S Devon Branch)

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

Dr Sue Andrew talks about the enigmatic design of the Three Hares that has links around the world, including 17 oak cavings in Devon churches.

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January 2019

AGM 2019 (S Devon Branch)

17 January 2019 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

South Devon Branch AGM, followed by a tea

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February 2019

Austins Department Store (S Devon Branch)

21 February 2019 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

A talk by David Austin about his family's Department store that has been a feature of Newton Abbot since 1924.

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March 2019

Seaside Piers in Devon (S Devon Branch)

21 March 2019 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

A talk by John Cole on Devon's seaside piers, including the events that affected their building and their survival or destruction.

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April 2019

North Hall Manor excavations (S Devon Branch)

18 April 2019 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

A talk "Widecombe and the North Hall Manor archaeological excavations". Speaker to be announced. We plan to hold a follow-up visit to the site in the summer.

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