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

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The North Devon Tithe Map (Bideford Branch)

17 November 2017 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
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A talk by John Bradbeer “The North Devon Tithe Map”. Until the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836, tithes, originally a tenth of the harvest, were paid annually in kind to the rector of each…

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Dartmoor in Art (Tavistock Branch)

17 November 2017 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
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“A WILD AND WONDROUS PLACE": Dartmoor in art from the 18th to 21st Century. An illustrated talk by Peter F. Mason. Dartmoor has inspired generations of artists. This talk will explore the way Dartmoor has been portrayed from the time when it was described as a ‘dreary mountainous tract’...

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The Cathedral Yard Fire, Exeter, 2016–2017 (External event)

20 November 2017
Exeter Guildhall, High Street
Exeter, Devon

External event. A day of commemorative presentations at Exeter Guildhall examining the aftermath of the fire that destroyed the Royal Clarence Hotel, the history of adjoining buildings and recent research developments. There are four…

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Start Point and the Lizard (Geology Section)

25 November 2017 at 10:30 am
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
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Dr Adrian Band gives a lecture: “Exploring the relationship between oceanic lithosphere from Start Point and the Lizard metamorphic complexes of Devon and Cornwall”. Booking not necessary.

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December 2017

The English cottage 1760–1860 (E Devon Branch)

1 December 2017 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
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A talk “The Idea of the English Cottage in English Architecture, 1760 – 1860” by Professor Daniel Maudlin.

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The History of the Exeter Canal (IA Section)

5 December 2017 at 11:00 am
Victory Hall, Broadclyst Broadclyst, Devon EX5 3EE + Google Map
£3 - £5

Jack Nott, formerly Harbourmaster for Exeter City Council, will describe why the canal came about (in the context of local political problems), construction problems in the pre-Brunel period and the future of the canal.…

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Give a man a scanner (Bideford Branch)

8 December 2017 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

A talk by Stephen Hobbs, “Give a man a scanner – Hartland Digital Archive”. As originator of Hartland Digital Archive and Hon. Archivist at Hartland Abbey, he will describe his project in Hartland, the…

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Seaton Jurassic Centre (Axe Valley Branch)

13 December 2017 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 Paul Thrush "Seaton Jurassic Centre…200 million years in the making". Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for non-members.

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Some Plymouth photographers (Plymouth Branch)

13 December 2017 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW
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A talk “Some Plymouth photographers – The Weird and the Wonderful” by Robin Blythe-Lord.

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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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The Ipplepen Archaeological Project (Tavistock Branch)

15 December 2017 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
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“The Ipplepen Archaeological Project: an important Romano-British site”, an illustrated talk by Dr John Davey, Exeter University.

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