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August 2022

Visit to Forde Abbey and Gardens (Exeter Branch)

Tue. 9 August 2022

Forde Abbey Photo: Margaret Wilby Our country house excursion (delayed since 2019) will be to Forde Abbey, near Chard, Somerset. Originally built over 900 years ago for Cistercian monks, it was transformed from a…

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Braunton Burrows NNR (Entomology Section)

Tue. 23 August 2022 at 10:00 am

A joint meeting with Butterfly Conservation (BC). Leaders: Kim Leaver and Jamie Buxton-Gould (BC). Meet at Crow Point car park SS46883291 (parking is £2.00).

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September 2022

2022 Annual Conference

Fri. 2 September 2022 - Sun. 4 September 2022

Our 2022 Annual Conference and AGM will be held at the Royal Hotel in Bideford from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of September. For full details and how to book please see the conference…

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A guided tour around Buckfast Abbey (Buildings Section)

Tue. 6 September 2022 at 2:00 pm
Buckfast Abbey Church Buckfast, Devon

A tour of the Abbey guided by Peter Beacham, former President and Chair of the DA and editor of the recent book on the history and archaeology of the Abbey. Booking is essential via…

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Visit to Seaton Tramway and Colyton (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 7 September 2022 at 10:00 am
Seaton Tramway, Harbour Road
Seaton, Devon EX12 2NQ

The visit will start at the Tramway in Seaton, when we will board a tram up to Colyton. We will be met in Colyton by our guide who will take us on a walking…

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Visit to the Exeter & Teign Valley Railway (IA Section)

Thu. 8 September 2022 at 2:30 pm

A visit to the Exeter & Teign Valley Railway at Christow as guests of of Colin Burges. The Teign Valley branch railway was built in two halves by two companies, with twenty-one years separating…

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Visit to Kilworthy Farm (Tavistock Branch)

Sat. 10 September 2022 at 2:00 pm
Kilworthy Farm, Chaddlehanger
Tavistock, Devon PL19 0JN

Kilworthy model farmstead was designed by Theophilus Jones and built in 1851 for the Duke of Bedford’s estate. The planned farmyard comprises a threshing barn with waterwheel and granary, cow house with dung pit,…

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Annual lunch (Exeter & E Devon Branches)

Wed. 14 September 2022 at 12:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7AE

Our Branch annual lunch at the Exeter Golf & Country Club will be preceded by a talk by DA President Professor John Mather (title to be announced). Members of the East Devon Branch have…

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Visit to Powdermills (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 14 September 2022 at 1:30 pm

A free guided tour of the gun-powder mills near Postbridge led by industrial chemist Dr Bob Ashford. The visit is intended to cover the manufacturing process and interpretation of the ruins. Meet at 1.30pm…

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The past and future of Exeter Cathedral (History Section)

Wed. 14 September 2022 at 1:40 pm
Exeter Cathedral, Cathedral Green
Exeter, Devon
£8 – £10

Hear the Dean of Exeter’s unique perspective on the past and future of the Cathedral. Meet outside the West Front of the Cathedral to go to the Pearson Centre for a talk by the…

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A day in Okehampton by train (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 15 September 2022

A day trip to Okehampton, travelling by train along the recently re-opened railway line from Exeter. Join at your nearest station and change at Exeter. Visits to the Museum of Dartmoor Life and the…

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Britain made from 3 landmasses (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 16 September 2022 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

In an online talk via Zoom, Dr Arjan Dijkstra, Eschede University Netherlands, will present new research that shows how England, Scotland and Wales were created by the merger of ancient continents. Important notes To…

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