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May 2017

The Distinctiveness of Devon (Axe Valley Branch)

Fri. 12 May 2017 at 7:30 pm
Free

A talk “The Distinctiveness of Devon” to be presented by Dr Todd Gray MBE, President of the Devonshire Association, in Seaton Town Hall (“The Gateway”), Fore Street, Seaton in connection with the President’s Walk…

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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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