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March 2017

The Royal Clarence Hotel Fire (S Devon Branch)

16 March 2017 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN
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A lecture: “The Royal Clarence Hotel fire 2016” by Dr Todd Gray, the current President of the Association. Post-event report Our President, Dr Todd Gray, gave an illustrated talk to a packed venue about…

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April 2017

Devon Place Names (S Devon Branch)

20 April 2017 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN
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Free

A talk “Devon Place Names”, their origins, evolution and explanation, with slides showing how the names relate to the landscape. By Robert Hesketh, in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Newton Abbot. Post-event report It was…

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June 2017

Ashburton Walk (S Devon Branch)

1 June 2017 at 2:30 pm
£3

A walk around the historic town of Ashburton led by Brian Lewis. With medieval prosperity founded on tin and wool, Ashburton has a fascinating history, reflected today in many fine buildings, particularly St. Lawrence's…

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August 2017

Dawlish Walk (S Devon Branch)

10 August 2017 at 2:30 pm
£3

A 90-minute walk along Dawlish seafront led by Professor Antony Buller. Looking at the development of the town from Saxon times onwards, its geological setting and the impact of the railway on the coastline.…

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September 2017

Totnes to Dartmouth by boat (S Devon Branch)

14 September 2017 at 10:00 am
£12.50

Boat trip down the Dart from Totnes to Dartmouth and back. Meet at Steamer Quay, on the Bridgetown side of the river, at 10 am. Plenty to see on the estuary (bring binoculars!) and…

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November 2017

Lundy, the Magical Isle (S Devon Branch)

16 November 2017 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN
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Free

A talk “Lundy, the Magical Isle: a personal view after 22 visits” by Janet Dann.

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December 2017

The Jurassic Coast (S Devon Branch)

14 December 2017 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN
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Free

A talk “The Jurassic Coast and its Hinterland” by Tony Burges. A UNESCO World Heritage Site covering 95 miles and 185 million years of the Devon and Dorset Coast.

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