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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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Babbacombe Pottery (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 9 December 2021 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk by Brian Lownds-Pateman about Babbacombe Pottery, his family business. It was started by his grandfather in 1921 who provided a printing and photography service before he began making red pottery jars filled…

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Torrington Through Time (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 10 December 2021 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£2 – £4

A talk entitled “Torrington through Time and the 'Town that Burned Twice'” to be given by Emily Wapshott, a Torrington based commercial archaeologist specialising in historic building assessment, research, a founder member of ArchaeologistsEngage.org.…

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Devon’s Wildlife, Shore to Moor (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 10 December 2021 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

John Walters will give a talk entitled "Shore to Moor, an overall view on wildlife as seen by a wildlife photographer and ecology consultant". The talk will use photographs and field sketches to explore…

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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). Entrance fee: DA members £2, non-members £3.

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AGM 2022 (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 20 January 2022 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ

Branch Annual General Meeting and Quiz.

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Hidden Cities Project (Exeter Branch)

Thu. 20 January 2022 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk about the Hidden Cities Project by Dr Kate Osborne and Professor Fabrizio Nervola (University of Exeter). ‘Hidden Cities’ is a European project aimed at bringing…

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The History of Bideford Grammar School (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 21 January 2022 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£1 – £3

A talk “The History of Bideford Grammar School and some of its notable characters” to be given by Ray Auvray who was born in Bideford, attended the Grammar School and went on to teaching…

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Charcoal Burning and Stave Basket Making (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 21 January 2022 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

A talk: Charcoal Burning and Stave Basket Making Details to follow shortly. Please note that whilst it is hoped that the Branch will be in a position to resume meeting in the Tavistock Parish…

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February 2022

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

Branch AGM followed by a talk, “Writing a best selling novel with a Devon flavour” to be given by Jane Corry (author). Entrance fee: DA members £2, non-members £3.

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Taking Flight (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 17 February 2022 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ

A talk “Taking flight. Butterflies, dragonflies and other animals”, to be given by DA President Dr Robin Wootton.

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The Royal North Devon Golf Club (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 18 February 2022 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£1 – £3

A talk on The Royal North Devon Golf Club to be given by Rob Fowler, club historian and former Secretary of the club, which was founded in 1864. The talk is planned to be…

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