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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)

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. Details of the re-scheduled event will be posted when available. Michael Day, Northam Burrows Ranger talks about this newly designated United…

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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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June 2020

Cancelled: Visit to Plymouth Synagogue (Bideford Branch)

Thu. 4 June 2020
£20

All DA events up to 30 June have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our dedicated page for the latest information. The Bideford Branch summer visit is to Plymouth Synagogue and the…

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July 2020

Cancelled: Visit to Northam Burrows (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 3 July 2020 at 2:00 pm
£4

This event has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our dedicated page for the latest information. A guided walk of Northam Burrows led by Michael Day, Burrows Ranger. It is hoped to…

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October 2020

Talk: Devon’s Woollen Cloth Industry, and AGM 2020 (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 16 October 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Dr Todd Gray FRHistS, MBE, will talk on “Devon’s Woollen Cloth Industry”. Exeter's centuries-old woollen cloth trade may be a surprise to some. Now consigned to history,…

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November 2020

Appledore Smuggling and Shipwrecks (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 20 November 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing David Carter, genealogist, director of Docton Court Gallery, and author of three books on Appledore’s history, presents: ‘Appledore Smuggling and Shipwrecks – The Truth’. We’ve all heard…

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December 2020

Black lives matter – Racism and the legacy of slavery (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 11 December 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Peter Reid MSc, MA, Educational Consultant VSO, Secretary of the Plymouth Ghana Link (a charity developing inter-cultural activities between Plymouth and Sekondi-Takoradi Ghana). The two cities that…

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January 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on the farming sector in Devon (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 January 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Andrew Butler; National Farmers Union - Devon County Adviser – ‘The impact of COVID-19 on the farming sector in Devon’. He makes a return ‘visit’ to our…

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