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October 2017

“To Sail No More” (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 18 October 2017 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
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£1 – £3

An illustrated talk by Ron Howell of the South West Marine Archaeological Group, “To Sail No More” – the story of a West Country Ketch. Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for…

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November 2017

Clinton Devon Estates (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 15 November 2017 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
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£1 – £3

An illustrated talk by Kate Ponting: “Clinton Devon Estates: Past, Present and Future” Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for non-members.

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December 2017

Seaton Jurassic Centre (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 13 December 2017 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
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£1 – £3

An illustrated talk by Paul Thrush "Seaton Jurassic Centre…200 million years in the making". Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for non-members.

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January 2018

Salt production in the Axe Estuary (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 17 January 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
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£1 – £3

An illustrated talk by Colin Pady: “Salt production in the Axe Estuary”. Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for non-members.

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February 2018

Legacy to Landscape (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 21 February 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
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£1 – £3

An illustrated talk by Peter Youngman (East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty); “Legacy to Landscape – Linking King John's Oak to the future”. Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for non-members.

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March 2018

AGM 2018 (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 21 March 2018 at 2:00 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

Branch AGM followed at 2:30 pm by an illustrated talk by Peter Beacham; “Buckfast Abbey: History, Art and Architecture”. Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for non-members.

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October 2018

The Roman Army in Devon, Finds, Fact & Fiction (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 17 October 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

The talk, by John Smith*, is delivered as a "Living History" presentation using nearly two sets of Roman Soldier's equipment, largely copied from artefacts found in Southern England. The talk explains why the Roman Army…

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November 2018

Wildlife in Devon farmsteads and houses (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 21 November 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

Patrick Dillon* takes a look at some of the wild animals that share our living spaces. Historically, some animals, owls for example, were welcome and adaptations made to enable them to co-inhabit our living…

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December 2018

Carthorses to Computers (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 19 December 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

An illustrated talk by Colin Pady* on the incredible development of farming in East Devon in the twentieth century. Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for non-members. * Colin needs no introduction…

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January 2019

A Miscellany of Little Known Facts about Churches (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 16 January 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

An illustrated talk by Martin Horrell* which will mention such things as Ogham Script, Apotropaic Symbols and Sheila-na-gigs as well as Hunkey Punks, all of which can be seen in churches in Devon or…

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February 2019

Seaton Wetlands and its Wildlife (Axe Valley Branch)

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

 An illustrated talk by James Chubb* about the development of Seaton Wetlands Local Nature Reserve complex and the wildlife highlights to be found today on the site. Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and…

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March 2019

AGM 2019 (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 20 March 2019 at 2:00 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

Branch AGM followed at 2:30 pm by an illustrated talk “The Great Bindon Landslide; new mapping and modelling that may explain how it happened” given by Richard Edmonds*. Engraving by Conybeare of the landslip…

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