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Exeter Branch Report: Aug 2019 to Jan 2020

In early August (2019), several of our members joined local historian Dr David Pugsley at the Half Moon pub in Clayhidon for A re-enactment of the infamous 1853 Clayhidon Murder. Over coffee in the...

East Devon Branch celebrates 70 years

The East Devon Branch of The Devonshire Association was inaugurated seventy years ago on 4th November 1949 when twenty members met at Church House, Sidmouth. Formed to serve the surrounding towns and villages of...

Website Update (Autumn 2019)

(Based on an item published in DA News, Autumn 2019) It’s been a year since my last report and I’d like to start with a few figures… Statistics Our new website has been online...

President’s Symposium, October 2019

The subject of our 2019 symposium was Exeter Cathedral. Held at Petroc College, Tiverton on Saturday 5 October, it was hosted by our 2019–20 President John Allan. Nowadays, after many generations of study, the...

Appeal to save Sir Charles Lyell’s Scientific Notebooks

The Devonshire Association and particularly its Geology section is keen to support the following appeal from the University of Edinburgh. “The University of Edinburgh is currently trying to acquire the scientific notebooks of the...