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February 2023

Barnstaple from 1640 to 1670 (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 4 February 2023 at 10:00 am
The Guildhall, Butchers Row
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1BW
£5 – £10

Barnstaple from 1640 to 1670:  A one-day Symposium A day of talks by contributors to Barnstaple 1640–1670, led by Dr Todd Gray in association with Barnstaple Museum and the DA’s Bideford & North Devon…

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Recent archaeological discoveries in Devon (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 17 February 2023 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£2 – £4

A talk by Steve Reed about recent archaeological discoveries in Devon. Steve Reed is the Senior Historic Environment Officer at Devon County Council's Historic Environment Team providing heritage advice to planning authorities and developers.…

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March 2023

The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 17 March 2023 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£2 – £4

A talk by local historian David Carter who will be taking you on a journey along the line of this old railway, which was closed in 1917. On the way, he will be looking…

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April 2023

The Christine Halstead Ceramics Collection (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 21 April 2023 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£2 – £4

A talk by Warren Collum, the Burton at Bideford’s Exhibitions and Collections Manager. This talk will be about the Christine Halstead ceramics collection which was bequeathed to the Friends of the Burton. Warren’s talk…

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May 2023

AGM 2023 (Bideford & N Devon Branch)

Fri. 19 May 2023 at 11:00 am
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

The Branch Annual General Meeting. Doors open at 10:30 for a prompt 11 am start in the Kingsley Room. After the AGM, Professor John Mather PhD DSc FGS CGeol will give a lecture entitled…

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September 2023

Visit to Hartland Abbey (Bideford & N Devon Branch)

Wed. 20 September 2023
£14

A visit to the wonderful Hartland Abbey where the ancestors of the Keeper of Henry VIII's wine cellars still live today. If you have visited before, a return visit will be so worthwhile because…

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October 2023

Exmoor National Park (Bideford & N Devon Branch)

Fri. 20 October 2023 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£3 – £5

A talk by Alex Farris about Exmoor National Park Alex is Conservation Manager at the nearby National Park. This will be a presentation of what Alex believes is the role that Exmoor can play…

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November 2023

Pirates, Merchants, Smugglers and Spies (Bideford & N Devon Branch)

Fri. 17 November 2023 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£3 – £5

A talk by Teresa Tinsley entitled “Pirates, Merchants, Smugglers and Spies. North Devonians and the Spanish Inquisition”. Based on research for her PhD Teresa’s talk will be concerned with the experiences of English people…

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January 2024

Honey Wood Orchard (Bideford & N Devon Branch)

Fri. 19 January 2024 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£3 – £5

A talk by Chris Tattersall entitled “Creating and running Honey Wood Orchard, a Traditional Cider Orchard”. Chris writes “The story of how our idea developed over the years and then evolved into planting a…

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February 2024

Riot, Rebellion and Religion in Appledore (Bideford & N Devon Branch)

Fri. 16 February 2024 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£3 – £5

A talk by David Carter. A couple of newly researched documents have shed light on events in Appledore and Northam in the 1420s - a period usually devoid of detail. Throw Riot, Rebellion and…

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March 2024

Braunton Burrows and preparations for D Day (Bideford & N Devon Branch)

Fri. 15 March 2024 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£3 – £5

A talk by Dave Edgcombe. Dave worked on countryside and coast issues across north Devon for 40 years prior to retirement in 2023, latterly as Project Officer within the North Devon Coast Area of…

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April 2024

Thomas Mudge the famous Horologist (Bideford & N Devon Branch)

Fri. 19 April 2024 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£3 – £5

A talk by David Thompson entitled “Thomas Mudge the famous Horologist from Bideford”. David is a Senior Curator for horological collections at the British Museum and will talk about the life of Thomas Mudge…

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