Category: Branches

South Devon Branch report: Jan to May 2016

The January AGM went well followed by a lovely tea provided by committee members. The March meeting took the form of an informative and lively quiz about Devon, conducted by Robert Hesketh. This was...

Plymouth and District Branch report: 2016

In July the Branch visited Mount Edgcumbe Park and had lunch at the Orangery. Later Gregory Carpenter gave a talk and conducted a walk around the grounds. He commented on literary aspects of the...

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...

East Devon Branch report: Feb to Sep 2016

Geoffrey Wrayford retired from his position as Branch Chairman at the Branch Annual General Meeting in February, after many years’ service as Secretary and Chairman. A former Chairman of the Branch, Marienne Carnochan, spoke...

Bideford Branch report: Feb to Jul 2016

Alan Lewis is a well known local jazz musician who regularly plays at ‘The Beaver’ in Appledore. In February, he presented ‘…and all that jazz’ with his band ‘Rarebits’ and gave a live performance...

Axe Valley Branch report: 2016

Our 2015-16 season ended in March with a new committee and the most remarkable talk in recent years. The lecture by Captain Hugh May RN (retired) brought to light a secret of the Second...

South Devon Branch report: 2015

Our AGM held in January was quite well attended, helped by the delicious tea provided by the committee. Our April talk was given by Professor Tony Buller who gave a most informative and entertaining...

East Devon Branch report: Sep 2015 to Jan 2016

In late September 2015, branch members visited the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, which was designed by Sir Aston Webb and built between 1899 and 1905. First stop was on the Quarter Deck,...

Bideford Branch report: Oct 2015 to Jan 2016

The Bideford Branch Autumn-Winter season started at the Burton Gallery Bideford in October, with Nick Arnold, writer of science books for children and best known for the long series Horrible Science giving an interesting presentation...