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July 2022

Dunkeswell Heritage Centre and Airfield (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 13 July 2022 at 1:30 pm
Dunkeswell Heritage Centre and Airfield, Dunkeswell
Honiton, Devon EX14 4LF

A visit to the South West Airfield Heritage Trust, to be led by Brian Lane-Smith. This visit is a follow up to the Zoom lecture given by Brian Lane-Smith on 12 February 2021. Members…

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Visit to Museum of Barnstaple & N Devon (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 July 2022 at 2:00 pm
Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square
Barnstaple, EX32 8LN

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is, we're told, a 'centre of curiosity, a house of stories and a place for learning' all of which sounds absolutely fascinating. In addition, at this present…

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Visit to Bradstone Manor gatehouse and church (Tavistock Branch)

Tue. 19 July 2022 at 2:00 pm
Bradstone Manor Farm Bradstone, Devon PL19 0QS

Bradstone is a small parish set high above the wooded Tamar Valley eight miles north-west of Tavistock. With its rolling fields and hedge-banks, its ancient church dedicated to St Nonna, its manor farm, and…

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A walk along the Stover Canal (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 July 2022 at 1:30 pm
£5 – £14

A continuation of last year's walk along part of the Templer Way. This time from Teigngrace up to Ventiford Basin. There is plenty to see and the walk will be guided by Paul Taper…

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August 2022

Visit to Plymouth Orthodox Synagogue (Bideford Branch)

Thu. 4 August 2022 at 9:45 am
Plymouth Orthodox Synagogue, Catherine Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2AD

A visit to Plymouth Orthodox Synagogue and the old Jewish Cemetery on the Hoe. In 1734 there were a handful of Jews in Exeter who maintained ad hoc religious services. A Jewish community was…

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A visit to Dolvin Road Cemetery (Tavistock Branch)

Mon. 8 August 2022 at 2:00 pm

In Tavistock, opposite the Duke of Bedford’s Dolvin Road cottages, built by the 7th duke in 1845–48, lies Dolvin Road cemetery. The cemetery has an interesting history, being a burial place for non-conformists, as…

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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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September 2022

Visit to Seaton Tramway and Colyton (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 7 September 2022 at 11:30 am
Seaton Tramway, Harbour Road
Seaton, Devon EX12 2NQ

This 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 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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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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October 2022

Art in Elizabethan Devon (Exeter Branch)

Wed. 12 October 2022 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£3 – £3.50

A talk entitled Art in Elizabethan Devon to be given by Honorary Professor Sam Smiles, University of Exeter. Professor Smiles will be talking about Exeter’s most famous artist, Nicholas Hilliard (c. 1547 – 1619),…

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