Category: Branches

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...

East Devon Branch report: Sep 2016 to Jan 2017

In September, and as a prelude to our winter series of talks, many branch members enjoyed our annual ‘Meet the President’ social evening with a buffet supper at the Sidmouth Rugby Club. Dr Todd...

Bideford Branch report: Oct 2016 to Jan 2017

The Bideford Branch Autumn season commenced in October with a well-illustrated presentation on the ‘Buildings of Cornwall’ by Reverend Peter Beacham. He described his extensive work on revising the Cornwall volume of Nikolaus Pevsner’s...

Axe Valley Branch report: Oct 2016 to Jan 2017

The Axe Valley Branch has once again enjoyed variety in our monthly meeting in Colyton. Our speakers have enabled us to see how we in Devon have links that take us below the sea...

South Devon Branch report: Jul 2016 to Jan 2017

In July a few of our members took part in a joint excursion with the Exeter Branch around the historic parts of Topsham, followed by a boat trip down the Exe estuary which was...

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...