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Royal Castle Hotel, Dartmouth. Venue for DA's annual conference 2018

156th Annual Conference, Dartmouth 2018

The Devonshire Association’s 156th Annual Conference and AGM was held at the Royal Castle Hotel and the Flavel Arts Centre in Dartmouth from Friday to Sunday, 1–3 June 2018. Rev. Peter Beacham OBE, Chairman...

DA Photographic Archive

The DA holds its own archive of historical material, mostly composed of group photographs at Annual Meetings and past Presidents, together with some other less formal images, dating from 1893 to 1982 with lots...

Report and Transactions 2017 – an overview

Volume 149 (2017) of the Devonshire Association’s annual Report and Transactions was published before the end of the year – the first time for many years that this target has been achieved. Thanks are...

President’s Symposium, October 2017

The Making of the Devon Landscape Held on 14 October, hosted by our 2017-18 President, David Fursdon MA FRICS FRAgS, Lord Lieutenant of Devon. As the population of the UK, and indeed Devon, grows...

The DA’s new website (13 Oct 2017)

13 October 2017. We have launched our new website today to replace the one that had served the Association since 2012. It’s a great benefit to any membership organisation to have a website that’s...

155th Annual Conference, Buckfast 2017

The Devonshire Association’s 155th Annual Conference and AGM was held at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre from Friday to Sunday, 2–4 June 2017. Friday afternoon included presentations on the Distinctiveness of Buckfastleigh by the DA Sections...

President’s Walk & Talk, 12–22 May 2017

DA’s former President, Dr Todd Gray, walked from Lyme Regis to Hartland over eleven days in mid-May 2017 stopping overnight in towns and villages to give a talk promoting The Devonshire Association. He invited...

An old photo of some fishermen and salted cod

The Devon–Newfoundland Story, April 2017

The Devon–Newfoundland Story celebrated historical and cultural connections. Organised by the Devonshire Association working with the Devon Family History Society, it marked nearly 500 years of contact and interaction between the two communities. Devon...

President’s Symposium, October 2016

Historians, their Manuscripts, and the Creation of History. On 1 October, a sell-out audience flocked to Petroc College,Tiverton, for Dr Todd Gray’s Presidential Symposium entitled Historians, their manuscripts and the creation of history. The event...