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December 2020

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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History of the Devon Ball Clay Industry and the Stover Canal (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 11 December 2020 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Darrin Hewings, a fifth generation clay worker employed by Sibelco, whose association with the clay industry producing world-renowned ball clay in the south west…

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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. Charles Kingsley was born and brought up in Devon and became the 10th President of the Devonshire Association. Perhaps best known as…

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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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Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 20 January 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk ‘Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site; a palaeontologists’ viewpoint’ by Professor Malcolm Hart. Important notes Booking details will follow as soon as possible. Please don't worry…

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AGM 2021 (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 January 2021 at 2:15 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing The Branch Annual General Meeting, to be followed by a quiz. Important notes If you would like to join this meeting, please contact the Organiser (details below).…

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February 2021

Provisional: Dunkeswell Airfield (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 12 February 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Brian Lane-Smith on Dunkeswell Airfield - its history and heritage. Important notes If you would like to join this meeting, please contact the Organiser…

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Provisional: Devon Great Consols Mine (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 February 2021 at 2:15 pm
£2 – £4

“Devon Great Consols Mine”, a talk by Rick Stewart. DA members £2, non-members £4. Venue in Newton Abbot to be confirmed

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March 2021

The Exeter Workmen’s Dwellings Company (E Devon Branch)

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

A talk by Richard Holladay on Dr D C Lovely - The Exeter Workmen's Dwellings Company (now Cornerstone).

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Church graffiti (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 March 2021 at 2:15 pm
£2 – £4

A talk by Rebecca Ireland about church graffiti. Rebecca is a freelance archaeological researcher with an MA in landscape archaeology. A recent growth area in archaeological/anthropological research has been the cataloguing and investigation of…

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Rescheduled: Benjamin Donn Map Study Day (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 20 March 2021
Torrington Town Hall, High Street
Torrington, Devon EX38 8HN

This event has already been re-scheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A decision on the feasibility of holding it on this date will be made soon. A study day to investigate Benjamin Donn's 1765…

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April 2021

Talk: Harland & Wolff (Appledore) and AGM 2021 (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 9 April 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing John Wood, CEO of InfraStrata will be talking about Harland & Wolff (Appledore). He sees “Appledore playing a key role in an exciting new era for UK…

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