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October 2020

Swifts on Dartmoor – A Screaming Success (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 9 October 2020 at 3:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

On Friday 9 October 2020 the East Devon Branch was due to hold a joint meeting with the Sidmouth Science Festival and I am pleased to report that the scheduled talk can still be…

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Talk: Devon’s Woollen Cloth Industry, and AGM 2020 (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 16 October 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Dr Todd Gray FRHistS, MBE, will talk on “Devon’s Woollen Cloth Industry”. Exeter's centuries-old woollen cloth trade may be a surprise to some. Now consigned to history,…

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November 2020

Appledore Smuggling and Shipwrecks (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 20 November 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing David Carter, genealogist, director of Docton Court Gallery, and author of three books on Appledore’s history, presents: ‘Appledore Smuggling and Shipwrecks – The Truth’. We’ve all heard…

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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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January 2021

Provisional: Charles Kingsley (E Devon Branch)

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

A talk by Robin Wootton on Charles Kingsley - his writings and times.

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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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Provisional: AGM 2021 (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 January 2021 at 2:15 pm

The Branch Annual General Meeting, followed by a quiz. Venue in Newton Abbot to be confirmed.

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February 2021

Provisional: Dunkerswell Airfield (E Devon Branch)

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

A talk by Brian Lane-Smith on Dunkerswell Airfield - its history and heritage.

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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 been re-scheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A study day to investigate Benjamin Donn's 1765 Map of Devon. Benjamin Donn (1729–1798) was born in Bideford and until 1768 was a ‘teacher…

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