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Bideford Branch report: Oct to Dec 2017

The autumn meetings kicked off in October 2017 with local historian and author, Paul Rendell from Okehampton, describing his fascinating work as a Dartmoor Guide. Known as ‘Dartmoor Paul’ he has been a Dartmoor...

AGM Season 2017–18

At this time of year our Branches and Sections hold their annual general meetings and the season is now well under way. Read on to see that there is more to these meetings than...

Report and Transactions 2017 – an overview

Volume 149 (2017) of the Devonshire Association’s annual Report and Transactions has been published, before the end of the year – the first time for many years that this target has been achieved. Thanks...

Exeter Branch report: Feb to Jul 2017

Our first lecture of the year in February 2017 was given by Robert Pocock on Devon’s Hero at Waterloo – General Mercer (1783–1863). ‘General who?’ I hear you say, and with some justification. Although he...

East Devon Branch report: Feb to Jul 2017

At our Branch Annual General Meeting in February, Rod Wallace retired from his position as Branch Treasurer, a role he has filled with distinction, and Trevor Hitchcock also retired from the committee after many...

Bideford Branch report: Jan to Aug 2017

January 2017 commenced when our Branch Chair, Margaret Young, gave an impromptu talk about her recollection of Exmoor’s special qualities and her experiences over the years where she lived and farmed. The Branch season...

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...