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February 2020

Not One of Us (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 14 February 2020 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

A talk ‘Not One of Us’ by Todd Gray. Dr Todd Gray is one of Exeter's most celebrated historians. In this fascinating talk based on his recent book, Dr Gray will describe how Exeter…

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March 2020

The Fair Arm of the Law (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 13 March 2020 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

A talk ‘The Fair Arm of the Law’ by Simon Dell. Simon Dell is one of the most sought-after speakers in Devon. His entertaining talks cover a range of topics derived from his extensive…

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October 2020

Swifts on Dartmoor – A Screaming Success (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 9 October 2020 at 3:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

On Friday 9 October 2020 the East Devon Branch was due to hold a joint meeting with the Sidmouth Science Festival and I am pleased to report that the scheduled talk can still be…

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January 2021

Charles Kingsley – his writings and times (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 January 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Robin Wootton. Charles Kingsley was born and brought up in Devon and became the 10th President of the Devonshire Association. Perhaps best known as…

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February 2021

Dunkeswell Airfield (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 12 February 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

Full title: Dunkeswell Airfield and its Role in World War II To be held by Zoom video conferencing An on-line presentation by Brian Lane-Smith, Chairman of the Trustees of the South West Airfields Heritage…

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September 2021

Visit to Hestercombe Gardens (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 15 September 2021 at 11:45 am
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
near Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LQ
£14

A visit to Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton. The broad plan is to arrive at about 11:45, have a wander about and then have a picnic lunch together (for those who want to and depending…

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October 2021

Soil: A cornerstone of life (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 October 2021 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2

A talk “Soil: A Cornerstone of Life” to be given by Dr Kate Schofield in partnership with the Sidmouth Science Festival. Dr Schofield is a biogeochemist and soil scientist at the University of Plymouth,…

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November 2021

Admiral Preedy and the Victorian Internet (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 5 November 2021 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

Commander Trevor Waddington OBE RN (rtd) relates the tale of West Countryman Vice-Admiral George William Preedy and the successful laying of the first Atlantic cable uniting Europe and America in 1858. Please join us…

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December 2021

Camera Studies of East Devon Wildlife (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 3 December 2021 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

A talk “Camera Studies of East Devon Wildlife” to be given by David White. The River Otter valley provides a range of habitat rich ecosystems where many species of wildlife flourish. David White, a…

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January 2022

The Kingdom of Dumnonia (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 14 January 2022 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

A talk “The Kingdom of Dumnonia c. AD 400 – 700” to be given by Derek Gore (University of Exeter). What happened in the South West after the Romans left? Recent excavations, stone sculpture…

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February 2022

Journey of a Best-Selling Author and AGM 2022 (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 11 February 2022 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

Journey of a Best-Selling Author – From Woman’s Own to Prison and Escape to Devon!! Jane Corry never expected to end up in prison ! But when her job in women’s magazines ended, she…

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March 2022

The Exeter Workmen’s Dwellings Company (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 11 March 2022 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

A talk “The Exeter Workmen’s Dwelling Company” to be given by Richard Holladay. In the early 20th century, many of the poorer people of Exeter lived in appalling conditions. Dr. Charles Lovely realised that…

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