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March 2019

Thomas Fowler and his Thermosiphon (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 March 2019 at 2:00 pm
The Cinema Room, Custom House, 1 Bridgeland St.
Bideford, EX39 2PS

Born 1777 in Great Torrington, Thomas Fowler was an inventor whose most notable invention was the thermosiphon. This forms the basis of early hot water and central heating systems and a surprising range of…

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Torridge Bridges and SS Freshspring (IA Section & Bideford Branch)

Tue. 26 March 2019 at 10:30 am
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£3 – £5

A talk by Professor Bill Harvey, who is a world expert on masonry arch and tunnel behaviour and the author of a widely-used software package for the analytical assessment of arch bridges and viaducts.…

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April 2019

AGM 2019 (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 13 April 2019 at 10:45 am
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

The Branch Annual President’s Lecture followed by AGM and lunch. Our 2018-2019 Association President, Dame Suzi Leather will be the speaker.  

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June 2019

Visit to UK Hardwoods Factory and Farm (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 21 June 2019

Steven and Jo Bedford started seasoning English hardwood in 1979. They now make bespoke rustic English oak and hardwood flooring, beams and lintels from their own woodlands in South Molton. After lunch, there will…

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July 2019

Another Church Crawl with Todd Gray (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 13 July 2019

This time, we focus on Grade I listed churches at Braunton, Swimbridge and Marwood. Lunch to be taken at Marwood Gardens. Details will be confirmed in March, but advance booking is essential as places…

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September 2019

Visit to Torview Wines, Sheepwash at Harvest (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 20 September 2019

 May include lunch at ‘Half Moon’ pub. Full details and the date will be confirmed as this will be partly dependant on seasonal conditions. Advance booking essential.

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October 2019

The Hunt for the Bushmaster (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 18 October 2019 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

A talk by Dan Eatherley, naturalist, writer and environmental consultant. Dan is former wildlife filmmaker and the Exeter-based author of Bushmaster: Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the Bushmaster, the World’s Largest Viper. He…

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