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November 2019

From Beer to Brisbane and Back (Axe Valley Branch)

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

A talk “From Beer to Brisbane and Back” by Peter Dare. Peter was born in Beer and went to school in Axminster. In 1956 he became an apprentice at Beer Quarry. The quarry closed…

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December 2019

The Axminster Heritage Centre (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 18 December 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

A talk “The Axminster Heritage Centre” by Nigel Sadler. How Axminster Heritage Centre started and what had to be done to get it to the grand reopening on April 6th this year. Nigel Sadler…

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January 2020

Blackdown Hills Geology and Whetstones (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 15 January 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

A talk “Blackdown Hills Geology and the Whetstone Mines” by John Mather. Whetstones, used for sharpening tools, were mined in the Blackdown Hills from the 17th to the 19th century, from Uffculme in the…

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February 2020

London and Exeter (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 19 February 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

A talk “London and Exeter: a tale of two Roman and Saxon cities” by Dr Peter Marsden. (following are key points from Dr Marsden's website petermarsden.net) London and Exeter are two important cities on…

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March 2020

The Battle of Britain over Devon (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 18 March 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

A talk “The Battle of Britain over Devon, 1940” by John Smith. This talk explains the story of the Battle in a Devon context. At the time of Dunkirk, Devon did not have any…

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