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President’s Symposium, October 2017

The Making of the Devon Landscape Held on 14 October, hosted by our 2017-18 President, David Fursdon MA FRICS FRAgS, Lord Lieutenant of Devon. As the population of the UK, and indeed Devon, grows...

The DA’s new website (13 Oct 2017)

13 October 2017. We have launched our new website today to replace the one that had served the Association since 2012. It’s a great benefit to any membership organisation to have a website that’s...

The Tavistock Canal: book launch

The DA has supported the Trevithick Society in the publication of a new book by Robert Waterhouse: The Tavistock Canal: Its History and Archaeology. A launch event at Tavistock Museum is planned for Saturday...

Last testing phase before launch

This page is retained temporarily for interest – the website went live on 13 October 2017. At the latest Executive Committee meeting I was given approval to launch our new website after the Forum...

Moving closer to home

This page is retained temporarily for interest. The website went live on 13 October 2017. On 9 August 2017 we moved the demo website to http://devonassoc.org.uk/ which is only one step away from its...

South Devon Branch report: Feb to Aug 2017

Our winter season of talks continued in February with Dr Sue Andrew’s fascinating talk about the church houses of Devon. She told us that most of them had been built in the 90 year...

Adding Devon content

This new DA website shouldn’t be just for existing members, nor should it be solely about matters of relevance to the Association. I plan to expand its content to make it a useful web...

155th Annual Conference, Buckfast 2017

The Devonshire Association’s 155th Annual Conference and AGM was held at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre from Friday to Sunday, 2–4 June 2017. Friday afternoon included presentations on the Distinctiveness of Buckfastleigh by the DA Sections...

Recent Presidents

Dr Todd Gray, BA, PhD, FRHistS, MBE, 2016–2017 Dr Todd Gray is a historian who was born in New England in 1958. He has served the Devonshire Association as chairman of the History Section...