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October 2020

Mining and Miners of Newton St Cyres (IA Section)

Thu. 22 October 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Brian Please (introduced by Richard Pocock). It can be claimed that, together, Upton Pyne and Newton St Cyres had the first commercially successful manganese…

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The Geology of the Manaslu Circuit, Nepal (Geology Section)

Sat. 31 October 2020 at 11:00 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Dr Danny Clark-Lowes (Himalayan Geotours) will talk on "The Geology of the Manaslu Circuit, Nepal". Important notes If you would like to join this meeting, please contact…

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November 2020

Brunel’s Grand Designs (IA Section)

Thu. 19 November 2020 at 11:00 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by David Greenfield (introduced by Mary Miles). The talk will include stories behind some of Brunel’s famous bridges. David Greenfield is a civil engineer and…

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Appledore Smuggling and Shipwrecks (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 20 November 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing David Carter, genealogist, director of Docton Court Gallery, and author of three books on Appledore’s history, presents: ‘Appledore Smuggling and Shipwrecks – The Truth’. We’ve all heard…

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The diaries of Tom Robins: the story of a Devon Hill Farmer (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 20 November 2020 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Dr Stuart Windsor. This talk is about the life of Stuart's great-grandfather, Tom Robins, as told through his diaries. Tom kept a farm work…

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December 2020

Silver Mining in Devon (IA Section)

Thu. 10 December 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Peter Claughton (introduced by Mick Atkinson). This presentation will look at the mining and processing of silver-bearing ores in Devon from the medieval period…

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Black lives matter – Racism and the legacy of slavery (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 11 December 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Peter Reid MSc, MA, Educational Consultant VSO, Secretary of the Plymouth Ghana Link (a charity developing inter-cultural activities between Plymouth and Sekondi-Takoradi Ghana). The two cities that…

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January 2021

Charles Kingsley – his writings and times (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 January 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Robin Wootton on Charles Kingsley. Important notes If you would like to join this meeting, please contact the Organiser (details below). You will in…

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The impact of COVID-19 on the farming sector in Devon (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 January 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Andrew Butler; National Farmers Union - Devon County Adviser – ‘The impact of COVID-19 on the farming sector in Devon’. He makes a return ‘visit’ to our…

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Provisional: AGM 2021 (Geology Section)

Sat. 16 January 2021 at 10:30 am
Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Road
Torquay, Devon TQ1 1HG

AGM followed by a joint meeting with the Torquay Museum Society at 11 30am. A talk: 'Mining in the Tamar Valley' to be given by Rick Stewart FSA

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Provisional: AGM 2021 (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 January 2021 at 2:15 pm

The Branch Annual General Meeting, followed by a quiz. Venue in Newton Abbot to be confirmed.

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February 2021

Provisional: Dunkerswell Airfield (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 12 February 2021 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk by Brian Lane-Smith on Dunkerswell Airfield - its history and heritage.

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