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September 2017

The History of Bucks Mills (History Sec. & Bideford Br.)

Fri. 8 September 2017 - Sat. 9 September 2017
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
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A Study Event arranged by the History Section and Bideford Branch. Bucks Mills is known as the village of a single surname and its history is inextricably linked with that of the Braund family. Very…

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October 2017

Tales of a Dartmoor Guide (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 20 October 2017 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
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A talk by Paul Rendell, “Tales of a Dartmoor Guide”. He will describe stories and events that can happen while taking a group walking. The guide must know a lot of things - how…

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November 2017

The North Devon Tithe Map (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 17 November 2017 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
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A talk by John Bradbeer “The North Devon Tithe Map”. Until the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836, tithes, originally a tenth of the harvest, were paid annually in kind to the rector of each…

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December 2017

Give a man a scanner (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 8 December 2017 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

A talk by Stephen Hobbs, “Give a man a scanner – Hartland Digital Archive”. As originator of Hartland Digital Archive and Hon. Archivist at Hartland Abbey, he will describe his project in Hartland, the…

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January 2018

19th century life in Torrington (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 19 January 2018 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Dr Hugh Reed “Business, Family Life and Living Conditions in the Torrington Area during the 19th Century”. He will present a picture of life and dramatic changes that occurred over the Victorian era. (Note that…

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February 2018

Conservation in Exmoor (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 9 February 2018 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
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A talk by Rob Wilson-North, “Conservation in Exmoor National Park”. The Simonsbath Programme is a community-partnership programme to develop a sustainable plan for Simonsbath’s heritage assets. (Note change of date, was 16 Feb.)

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March 2018

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Plans (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 16 March 2018 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
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A talk, “The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Future Plans”. The speaker is Ian Cowling, trustee of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust. He will present a talk on the future plans for further revitalisation of…

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April 2018

AGM 2018 (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 21 April 2018 at 10:45 am
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

AGM followed by a talk at 11:30 by the Devonshire Association's President, David Fursdon MA FRICS FRAgS, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Devon. His topic will be "How the Main Roles that I have…

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May 2018

Concert and Talk by Tasmin Little and the North Devon Sinfonia (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 12 May 2018 at 6:15 pm
Landmark Theatre Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9BZ
£15

The Devonshire Association's Bideford Branch and Music Section are helping to publicise this event. There will be a pre concert talk at 6:15pm, and the concert starts at 7:30pm: Karol Szymanowsky’s first Violin Concerto…

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June 2018

Dunsden Nature Reserve (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 8 June 2018 at 2:00 pm
Free – £2

Summer Visit: “Dunsden Nature Reserve Culm Grassland, wild flowers and butterflies”. Steve Threlkeld, Reserves Officer of the Devon Wildlife Trust will be leading a Walk at Dunsdon National Nature Reserve OS SS 302 080)…

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Visit to Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 June 2018 at 2:00 pm
£4 – £6

Meet at 2 pm at Woody Bay Station, EX31 4RA. It is located on the A39, about half-way between Blackmoor Gate and Lynton (OS SS6816946467). Lunch will be at the Old Station House Inn,…

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July 2018

Church Crawl (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 13 July 2018 at 12:00 am

Dr Todd Gray will lead a 'Church Crawl' by minibus featuring churches at Alwington, Atherington and High Bickington. Advance booking arrangements will be essential and numbers limited. Costs and details will be available when…

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