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November 2018

Wildlife in Devon farmsteads and houses (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 21 November 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

Patrick Dillon* takes a look at some of the wild animals that share our living spaces. Historically, some animals, owls for example, were welcome and adaptations made to enable them to co-inhabit our living…

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Mount Dinham, Exeter. 2nd visit (IA Section)

Thu. 22 November 2018 at 11:00 am
£5 – £7

After our well-attended visit on 31 May, we have been able to arrange a further visit to Mount Dinham Cottages / Almshouses and to St Michaels Church in Exeter. It is a Conservation Area,…

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December 2018

A talk by Satish Kumar (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 7 December 2018 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£0.50 – £2

“Reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity.” Former Jain monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar will be presenting a talk sharing ideas for real change and in recognition of his commitment…

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The Ipplepen Excavations (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 7 December 2018 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk 'The Ipplepen Excavations - exciting discoveries at this Roman site' by Derek Gore.

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Seabed habitats off South Devon (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 12 December 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk “A natural history of seabed habitats off South Devon” given by Dr Keith Hiscock.

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The Three Hares Project (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 13 December 2018 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

Dr Sue Andrew talks about the enigmatic design of the Three Hares that has links around the world, including its portrayal on seventeen wooden carvings in Devon churches. The intriguing image of three hares running…

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The medieval longbow, truths and legends (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 14 December 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

A demonstration with artefacts by Chris Thomas. The true story behind the nature, use and some of the science behind this famous but frequently misunderstood or misrepresented part of history, and those who used…

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Carthorses to Computers (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 19 December 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

An illustrated talk by Colin Pady* on the incredible development of farming in East Devon in the twentieth century. Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for non-members. * Colin needs no introduction…

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January 2019

AGM 2019 (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 9 January 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

Branch Annual General Meeting. Members are invited to bring digital images, exhibits, mini talks, etc. Offers to the Secretary in advance please.

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Norman Lockyer and his Observatory (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 11 January 2019 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk 'Norman Lockyer and his Observatory' by David Strange.

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Rural Electrification in Devon (IA Section)

Wed. 16 January 2019 at 10:30 am
Thorverton Memorial Hall, Silver Street
Thorverton, Devon EX5 5LT
£3 – £5

A talk by Bill Nichols. £3.00 for DA members, £5.00 for non-members. No limit on numbers.

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A Miscellany of Little Known Facts about Churches (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 16 January 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

An illustrated talk by Martin Horrell* which will mention such things as Ogham Script, Apotropaic Symbols and Sheila-na-gigs as well as Hunkey Punks, all of which can be seen in churches in Devon or…

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