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June 2024

Visit to North Devon Maritime Museum (Bideford & N Devon Branch)

Sun. 30 June 2024 at 10:30 am
North Devon Maritime Museum, Odun Road
Appledore, Devon EX39 1PT

Come and visit the recently revamped museum dedicated to the region’s maritime history and see their new acquisitions and hidden gems all housed in a Georgian Grade II listed building. The museum features exhibits…

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July 2024

Guided tour of the Devon and Exeter Institution (Exeter Branch)

Fri. 5 July 2024 at 2:00 pm
Devon & Exeter Institution, 7 Cathedral Close
Exeter, Devon EX1 1EZ

Although members have previously enjoyed Exeter Branch events at the Devon & Exeter Institution (DEI), there has never been a formal guided tour of the premises – until now. The medieval building was originally…

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Visit to Pecorama (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 10 July 2024 at 2:00 pm
Pecorama, Underleys
Beer, Devon EX12 3NA
£11 – £13

East Devon Branch summer outing. Pecorama is described as one of the UK’s finest 7 ¼ inch gauge steam railways which travels along a one-mile circuit past gardens, bridges, lakes, and a tunnel with…

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Visit to Glendinnings Quarry (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 July 2024 at 10:00 am
£8 – £10

A rare opportunity to visit a working quarry. The visit starts at 10am and will finish around 1pm. The tour will be on foot and in places will be on uneven rough ground so…

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Visit to the Peter Tavy Mine Workings (Tavistock Branch)

Thu. 25 July 2024 at 2:00 pm

Chris Wordingham, who has extensive knowledge of the history of Peter Tavy and its mining heritage, will lead a short walk down to the old disused mine working along the River Tavy starting at…

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August 2024

Tour of the Exeter Energy Recovery Facility (Exeter Branch)

Mon. 12 August 2024 at 10:00 am

The Exeter Energy from Waste Facility (EFW) has been in operation since 2014 and is a joint venture between Devon County Council, Viridor and Cyclerval. Limited to a maximum of 20 participants, this free…

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September 2024

Visit to the Colyton Wheelwright (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 11 September 2024 at 2:00 pm

A visit to the Colyton Wheelwright. Led by Brian Denham. Details to follow.

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Visit to Old Quarry Farm, Aller (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 19 September 2024 at 2:00 pm

A visit to see the aquaponics system in use here and to learn about the history of the site. Full details to follow. Numbers will be limited, so early booking is recommended. Cost £15,…

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October 2024

Branch AGM and President’s talk (Exeter Branch)

Wed. 9 October 2024 at 2:00 pm
The Mint Methodist Centre, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT

Our annual AGM will be preceded by a talk by the DA President (to be announced). This will include a Devon tea @ £7 pp. Booking is essential.

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Devon’s Pioneering Technologists (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 11 October 2024 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

Devon’s Pioneering Technologists : A coterie of influential mathematicians and engineers A talk by Colin White. Devon has had many scientific pioneers but some are more well known than others. In this entertaining presentation,…

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November 2024

Sampson and Sidmouth (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 November 2024 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£3 – £4

Sampson and Sidmouth – From Council Houses to a Major Hotel. A talk by Nigel Hyman. Although Sidmouth is described as a Regency town, it was the architect R. W. Sampson (1866–1950) who shaped…

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Military medals (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 November 2024 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk by Keith Metcalfe about military medals, with a strong focus on those awarded to Devonians. The cost will be £2 for DA members, £4 for non-members.

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