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March 2019

AGM 2019 (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 20 March 2019 at 2:00 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

Branch AGM followed at 2:30 pm by an illustrated talk “The Great Bindon Landslide; new mapping and modelling that may explain how it happened” given by Richard Edmonds*. The Bindon Landslide of 1839 which…

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Seaside Piers in Devon (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 March 2019 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

A talk by John Cole on Devon's seaside piers, including the events that affected their building and their survival or destruction.

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Charles Kingsley: his writings and his times (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 23 March 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

An illustrated talk by Robin Wootton. Charles Kingsley, the DA's tenth President, was a polymathic, independent-­minded cleric, a polemicist, a pioneering socialist, and an indefatigable writer. Robin Wootton will explore his life, and discuss…

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Torridge Bridges and SS Freshspring (IA Section & Bideford Branch)

Tue. 26 March 2019 at 10:30 am
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£3 – £5

A talk by Professor Bill Harvey, who is a world expert on masonry arch and tunnel behaviour and the author of a widely-used software package for the analytical assessment of arch bridges and viaducts.…

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April 2019

Blackborough Whetstone Mines (IA Section)

Mon. 8 April 2019 at 10:00 am
£3 – £5

Meet at Blackborough Village Hall (GR ST096088) at 10.00am (on left at top of hill) for talks about the geology of the area, the mining methods used, and the use, transport and sale of…

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The Plymouth Blitz (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 10 April 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk, “The Plymouth Blitz”, given by Graham Naylor (formerly Plymouth City Library Historian). Plymouth suffered greatly during World War 2. Devonport dockyard and naval base made it a major target resulting in the…

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Visit to Hall, Bishop’s Tawton (Buildings Section)

Thu. 11 April 2019 at 2:30 pm

A visit to Hall at Bishop's Tawton, early 14th-century seat of the Chichester family. Tour of the ground floor state rooms, ancillary buildings and walled garden by the current owners, followed by a cream…

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AGM 2019 (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 12 April 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Annual General Meeting, followed by an illustrated talk by Richard Finamore on the work of the Devon Rural Skills Trust.

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Fforest Fawr Geopark (Geology Section)

Sat. 13 April 2019 - Sun. 14 April 2019

An excursion to Fforest Fawr Geopark (north of Newport). To be led by Dr Tony Ramsay from Cardiff University. The two-day field excursion will focus on the geology and links between geology, geo-exploitation and…

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AGM & President’s Lecture 2019 (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 13 April 2019 at 10:45 am
The Cinema Room, Custom House, 1 Bridgeland St.
Bideford, EX39 2PS

The Branch Annual President’s Lecture followed by AGM and lunch. The Devonshire Association’s 2018-2019 President Dame Suzi Leather presents ‘Exploring Devon’s Social Landscape’ To be followed by the Branch AGM, and lunch at the…

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Arlington Court (Botany Section)

Sat. 13 April 2019 at 11:00 am

A joint meeting with the Devon Bryophyte Group to look at mosses and liverworts. NON-MEMBERS WELCOME. Bring packed lunch and appropriate footwear. Please contact the leader if you wish to attend – meeting details…

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North Hall Manor excavations (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 April 2019 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

A talk "Widecombe and the North Hall Manor archaeological excavations" by Andy Crabb. Andy works for two organisations: Dartmoor National Park Authority and Historic England. North Hall Manor is believed to be the original…

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