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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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October 2019

The Water Vole Project (Axe Valley Branch)

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

A talk “The Water Vole Project at Seaton Wetlands” by James Chubb. This exciting project will see a phased release of water voles at Seaton Wetlands, into prime habitat suitable for them to thrive.…

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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

Cancelled: The Battle of Britain over Devon (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 18 March 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

Please note that this event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure against the anticipated spread of the coronavirus. See our dedicated page for the latest updates. The Branch hopes to reschedule this meeting…

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