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April 2024

The Hole Family of Parke (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 April 2024 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk by Dr Frances Billinge: “The Hole Family of Parke, Bovey Tracey: Five generations of mixed fortunes, and a final loss which was really a gain”. Parke is a large estate in Bovey…

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Thomas Mudge the famous Horologist (Bideford & N Devon Branch)

Fri. 19 April 2024 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£3 – £5

A talk by David Thompson entitled “Thomas Mudge the famous Horologist from Bideford”. David is a Senior Curator for horological collections at the British Museum and will talk about the life of Thomas Mudge…

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Extraordinary General Meeting (Music & Folklore Section)

Mon. 22 April 2024 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

Music and Folklore Section members are invited to join an online meeting using Zoom to discuss the way forward for Music and Folklore to be represented in the Devonshire Association. Paul Wilson, who has…

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Guided walk around Bucks Mills (History Section)

Thu. 25 April 2024 at 1:15 pm
£3 – £5

The history of Bucks Mills with walk and commentary, led by Chris Braund (founder member of the Braund Society). Fully booked: see below. Bucks Mills is known as the village of a single surname…

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Medieval Floodplain Change and the Development of Early Tavistock (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 26 April 2024 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£2 – £3

Dr Sharon J Gedye is a lecturer at the University of the West of England and is an experienced HE educator and researcher. This talk will question ideas about early medieval settlement in Tavistock…

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May 2024

Field trip to Undercliff and Goat Island (Geology Section)

Wed. 1 May 2024 at 1:30 pm
£5 – £7

Richard Edmonds will lead a field trip to Undercliff and Goat Island near Lyme Regis. We will meet near the river in Axmouth at 1.30pm (time subject to confirmation) Richard Edmonds says: The trip…

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President’s Symposium, May 2024

Sat. 11 May 2024
Petroc College, Mid Devon Campus, Bolham Road
Tiverton, Devon EX16 6SH United Kingdom

Our 2024 Symposium will be hosted by our president Jenny Pery, on Saturday 11 May 2024. Full details are on the dedicated Symposium page.

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Field trip to Deer Park Farm, Trusham (Botany Section)

Sun. 12 May 2024 at 11:00 am

A farm with ancient woodland and old grassland, by kind permission of Audrey Compton. 'This is a farm where wildlife comes first!' Spring flowers, including abundant Green-winged Orchids (Orchis morio). There is some steep…

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Visit to Great Ambrook (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 16 May 2024 at 10:45 am
£8 – £10

A visit to this hidden early-20th-century Italianate garden near Ipplepen. We meet at 10.45am at Ambrook for an 11am start. There is very restrictive parking so please car share. Some areas of the gardens…

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Walking Tour of Bere Ferrers (Tavistock Branch)

Thu. 16 May 2024 at 2:00 pm

A walk around some of the historic sites in Bere Ferrers (AONB) with Clive Charlton. Clive is well known as a senior lecturer in Geography at the University of Plymouth and has an infectious…

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Devon Caves and their Ice Age History (Geology Section) followed by Special General Meeting

Sat. 18 May 2024 at 10:30 am
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

A talk by Malcolm Hart, Emeritus Professor of Micropalaeontology, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth. There is no charge, and no need to book. In many parts of South Devon…

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Special General Meeting – conversion to a CIO

Sat. 18 May 2024 at 12:00 pm
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

The purpose of the meeting will be to approve the Resolution that The Devonshire Association becomes a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), the proposed constitution and updated Rules for which can be found here. Paper…

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