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January 2019

AGM 2019 (History Section)

Mon. 28 January 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT

The Section's AGM will be followed by a short presentation entitled 10,000 years of Growth in Devon. Or how Devon has evolved over time given by Derek Smithers, Section chairman.

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AGM 2019 (Music Section)

Thu. 31 January 2019 at 6:30 pm
Ebenezer Hall, North Street
Okehampton, Devon EX20 1AR

The Music Section's Annual General Meeting.

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February 2019

AGM 2019 (Botany Section)

Sat. 2 February 2019 at 11:00 am
Halberton Village Hall, ST007129
Halberton, near Tiverton, Devon

The Botany Section AGM will be held at Halberton Village Hall, near Tiverton. The AGM will be followed by an informal walk to look at lichens and bryophytes in the vicinity, and a short…

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Conchies in Dartmoor Prison (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 8 February 2019 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

A talk by Simon Dell, Director - Moorland Guides. Conscription began in 1916 and men who refused to fight were known as ‘Conscientious Objectors’ and the derogatory term ‘Conchie’ was born. There were approximately…

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AGM 2019 (E Devon Branch)

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

The Branch AGM will be followed by a talk "The Aclands of Killerton – their remarkable history told through their heraldry" by Keith Orrell.

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AGM 2019 (IA Section)

Sat. 9 February 2019 at 10:00 am
Dolphin Hotel, Station Road
Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AL
£3 – £5

The Industrial Archaeology Section's AGM 2019. Meet at 10 am for coffee. At 10:30, Rick Stewart FSA, mining historian, will talk on Miner's Health and Welfare in the Tamar Valley. This will be followed…

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POW Depots, Dockyards and Spies (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 13 February 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk entitled “POW Depots, Dockyards and Spies” given by Barbie Thompson. Spanning the late 17th and early 19th centuries this talk will concentrate on espionage agents ranging from an exiled French Huguenot, a…

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Rebuilding Castle Drogo (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 February 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

An illustrated account by Paula Clarke, Community Engagement Officer at Castle Drogo.

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Seaton Wetlands and its Wildlife (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 20 February 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

 An illustrated talk by James Chubb* about the development of Seaton Wetlands Local Nature Reserve complex and the wildlife highlights to be found today on the site. Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and…

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Austins Department Store (S Devon Branch)

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

A talk by David Austin about his family's Department store that has been a feature of Newton Abbot since 1924.

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March 2019

A Romany family’s culture (Music Section)

Fri. 1 March 2019 at 8:00 pm
St Anne’s Chapel, Paternoster Row
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1SX

A Romany family’s culture - with Tom Orchard and family Kil and Gillie Radi Tom Orchard talks about the living traditions that have passed through generations of the family; of song, music, dance and…

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The Lower Otter Restoration Project (E Devon Branch)

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

A talk 'The Lower Otter Restoration Project – the Challenges and Opportunities of adapting to Climate Change' by Sam Bridgewater.

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