Category: Exeter

Relevant to the Exeter Branch

Coryton's Cove, Dawlish

Exeter Branch report: Aug 2018 to Jan 2019

On Wednesday 8 August 2018, Tony Buller led a party along Dawlish seafront to learn about: (a) the transformation of the town from a medieval agricultural community to a fashionable watering place and then...

rebuilding the Royal Clarence Hotel, Exeter, Sep 2017

Exeter Branch report: Feb to Jul 2018

Our first spring lecture, entitled Landscape Gardens and F. W. (Frederick William) Meyer, was given on February 7th by Carolyn Keep. Born in 1852 in Grünhof, Meyer worked in his native Germany, Ghent and...

Haldon Belvedere, Haldon, Devon

Exeter Branch report: Sep 2017 to Jan 2018

Our autumn programme began in September with an excellent annual lunch at the Exeter Golf & Country Club preceded by DA President David Fursdon talking about his duties as Lord Lieutenant of Devon, the...

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...

Exeter Branch report: Sep to Nov 2016

Our autumn programme began with a visit in September to Exeter Custom House which was built in 1680-1 and stands as an impressive testament to the city’s former importance as one of England’s premier...

Exeter Branch report: Feb to Jul 2016

Our first lecture of the year (February 2016) was given by Colin Vosper on ‘Maritime shortcuts – canals in the West Country and abroad’. His ingeniously animated PowerPoint presentation illustrated the work of Victorian...