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February 2018

Legacy to Landscape (Axe Valley Branch)

21 February 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
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£1 - £3

An illustrated talk by Peter Youngman (East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty); “Legacy to Landscape – Linking King John's Oak to the future”. Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for non-members.

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March 2018

Roman Exeter and the Seaton Down Coin Hoard (Exeter Branch)

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

Roman Exeter deals with highlighting discoveries such as the bathhouse, military works at the former St Loyes College and at Topsham, and tracing the development of the city from a military stronghold to an administrative…

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Harry Hems: Saint or Sinner (E Devon Branch)

9 March 2018 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk “Ecclesiastical Carver Harry Hems: Saint or Sinner” by Dr Sue Andrew.

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Spring Meeting 2018 (Buildings Section)

10 March 2018 at 2:15 pm
Rattery Village Hall, Rattery Devon TQ10 9LD + Google Map

The afternoon will begin with a talk by Martin Watts on Linhays, a type of farm building found particularly in Devon. It is characterised as a two-storied building with an open front, with a…

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DA Forum

14 March 2018 at 10:30 am
Devon Rural Archive, Modbury, Shilstone
Modbury, Devon PL21 0TW
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Six-monthly meeting for Branch and Section representatives. Note different venue from the usual.

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Devon’s Micaceous Haematite Mines (IA Section)

14 March 2018 at 11:00 am
Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AL
£3 - £5

This talk by Tony Brooks will focus on the mining techniques and use of this distinctive form of iron ore, with particular reference to the Great Rock and Kelly mines. DA Members £3/non members…

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Plymouth-New Zealand Connections (Plymouth Branch)

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

A talk “Plymouth/New Zealand Connections-Including the Plymouth Company of New Zealand, New Plymouth and the 1917 Rail Accident at Bere Ferrers” by Clive Charlton.

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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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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Plans (Bideford Branch)

16 March 2018 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
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A talk, “The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Future Plans”. The speaker is Ian Cowling, trustee of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust. He will present a talk on the future plans for further revitalisation of…

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Tulips, Topiary, Tradescanth and Thyme (Tavistock Branch)

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

“Tulips, Topiary, Tradescanth and Thyme”, an illustrated talk by Dr Janet Few on 17th-century gardens.

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The Beauty and Science of Dragonfly Flight (Entomology Section)

17 March 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 - £3

An illustrated talk by our own Dr Robin Wootton whose primary research field was in insect flight mechanics and who has regaled us in the past in his own inimitable style. He will use…

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The Fursdon Estate (History Section) CANCELLED!

19 March 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£2 - £3

Please note that this talk has been cancelled due to the unseasonable weather. “How the Main Roles that I have played have related to the continuation of the Fursdon Estate”: a talk by David…

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