Category: Branches

East Devon Branch report: Feb to Jul 2018

At our Branch Annual General Meeting in February, our indefatigable chairman Hazel Harland and all the other officers and members of the committee were unanimously re-elected to serve for a further period of twelve...

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...

South Devon Branch report: Sep 2017 to Jan 2018

On a fine September morning about ten Branch members assembled at Steamer Quay in Totnes for a boat trip down the Dart estuary. Accompanied by the captain’s eccentric commentary, we noted all the major...

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...

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...

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...