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April 2019

AGM & President’s Lecture 2019 (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 13 April 2019 at 10:45 am
The Cinema Room, Custom House, 1 Bridgeland St.
Bideford, EX39 2PS
Free

The Branch Annual President’s Lecture followed by AGM and lunch. The Devonshire Association’s 2018-2019 President Dame Suzi Leather presents ‘Exploring Devon’s Social Landscape’ To be followed by the Branch AGM, and lunch at the…

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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 at 11:00 am
£10 – £15

This time, we focus on three Grade I listed churches at Braunton, Swimbridge and Marwood. Lunch to be taken at Marwood Gardens. Provisional itinerary and timing (timings and order are subject to change) 11:00…

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September 2019

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

Fri. 20 September 2019
£7.50

Meet at the Half Moon, Sheepwash for an optional lunch. After lunch, meet at Torview Wines, Beara Farm, Sheepwash, Beaworthy EX21 5PB for a tour of the vineyard and winery. Finally, sample some of…

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October 2019

The Hunt for the Bushmaster (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 18 October 2019 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, 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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November 2019

17th-century Medicine (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 November 2019 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Christopher Braund will be talking about medicine of the 17th century. He is a renowned historian and Chair of the Braund Society and President of the Devon Family History Society with family roots in…

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December 2019

Charles Kingsley (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 6 December 2019 at 2:00 pm

Biologist Robin Wootton will be talking about Charles Kingsley. Kingsley, author of Westward Ho! was born in Holne 200 years ago and grew up in Clovelly. He supported the work of Darwin, leading scientists…

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January 2020

Eyes along the Coast (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 17 January 2020 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Martin Wilson presents “Eyes Along the Coast- 25 years of the National Coastwatch Institution”. In 1994 when two fishermen lost their lives off the Cornish coast below a recently closed Coastguard lookout, local people…

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February 2020

A Brief History of Torrington (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 14 February 2020 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

A talk by Dr Hugh Reed. He will describe his research and the background to his recent book delving into the long, interesting and colourful history of a Devon town that, until the mid…

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March 2020

Cancelled: Northam Burrows (Bideford Branch) – provisionally rescheduled for 16 October

Fri. 20 March 2020 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£1 – £3

Please note that this event has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has provisionally been re-scheduled, to include the Branch AGM, for Friday 16 October. Michael Day, Northam Burrows Ranger talks about…

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Cancelled: Benjamin Donn Map Study Day (Bideford Branch) – provisionally rescheduled for 31 October

Sat. 28 March 2020
Torrington Town Hall, High Street
Torrington, Devon EX38 8HN

Please note that this event has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has provisionally been re-scheduled for Saturday 31 October. A study day to investigate Benjamin Donn's 1765 Map of Devon. Benjamin…

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May 2020

Cancelled: Visit to Woolhanger Manor (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 May 2020 at 2:00 pm
£4

All DA events up to 30 June have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our dedicated page for the latest information. A guided tour of Woolhanger Manor, Music Room and Gardens, Parracombe,…

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