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May 2022

Visit to Cotehele (Tavistock Branch)

Mon. 9 May 2022 at 9:30 am
Cotehele House, St Dominick
Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6TA

A behind-the-scenes tour of Cotehele House. Cotehele was the ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family. The Tudor house, with later additions, is set high above the River Tamar and reflects the family’s tastes in…

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Visit to Torre Abbey and the Poison Garden (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 19 May 2022 at 10:30 am
Torre Abbey, The King's Drive
Torquay, Devon TQ2 5JE
£10 – £12

The visit will start with a talk given by head gardener, Ali Marshall, about the Abbey's Poison Garden and its links with Agatha Christie. Following this, Ali will take us on a guided tour…

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An Exeter Church Walk (Exeter Branch)

Sat. 21 May 2022 at 10:30 am

A guided tour by former DA President John Allan, starting outside St Petrock’s Church and continuing to St Martin’s and St Stephen’s. Numbers limited, booking essential.

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Visit to Northam Burrows Country Park (Bideford Branch)

Wed. 25 May 2022 at 1:30 pm

A Guided Walk in Spring with Rose Roberts – a follow up to her talk given on 18 March. Northam Burrows Country Park lies at the western edge of the Taw Torridge Estuary within…

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June 2022

Visit to South Tawton Church House and Church (Tavistock Branch)

Tue. 14 June 2022 at 2:00 pm
South Tawton Church House South Tawton, Devon EX20 2LQ

South Tawton’s medieval grade II* listed Church House stands to the south west of St Andrew’s church at the heart of the village. Central to the life of the village for more than five…

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July 2022

Dunkeswell Heritage Centre and Airfield (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 13 July 2022 at 1:30 pm
Dunkeswell Heritage Centre and Airfield, Dunkeswell
Honiton, Devon EX14 4LF

A visit to the South West Airfield Heritage Trust, to be led by Brian Lane-Smith. This visit is a follow up to the Zoom lecture given by Brian Lane-Smith on 12 February 2021. Members…

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Visit to Museum of Barnstaple & N Devon (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 July 2022 at 2:00 pm
Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square
Barnstaple, EX32 8LN

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is, we're told, a 'centre of curiosity, a house of stories and a place for learning' all of which sounds absolutely fascinating. In addition, at this present…

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Visit to Bradstone Manor gatehouse and church (Tavistock Branch)

Tue. 19 July 2022 at 2:00 pm
Bradstone Manor Farm Bradstone, Devon PL19 0QS

Bradstone is a small parish set high above the wooded Tamar Valley eight miles north-west of Tavistock. With its rolling fields and hedge-banks, its ancient church dedicated to St Nonna, its manor farm, and…

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A walk along the Stover Canal (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 July 2022 at 1:30 pm
£5 – £14

A continuation of last year's walk along part of the Templer Way. This time from Teigngrace up to Ventiford Basin. There is plenty to see and the walk will be guided by Paul Taper…

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August 2022

Visit to Plymouth Orthodox Synagogue (Bideford Branch)

Thu. 4 August 2022 at 10:30 am
Plymouth Orthodox Synagogue, Catherine Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2AD

A visit to Plymouth Orthodox Synagogue and the old Jewish Cemetery on the Hoe. In 1734 there were a handful of Jews in Exeter who maintained ad hoc religious services. A Jewish community was…

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Cancelled – A visit to Dolvin Road Cemetery (Tavistock Branch)

Mon. 8 August 2022 at 2:00 pm

Sadly we have had to cancel this event because the cemetery is currently closed for access. In Tavistock, opposite the Duke of Bedford’s Dolvin Road cottages, built by the 7th duke in 1845–48, lies…

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Visit to Forde Abbey and Gardens (Exeter Branch)

Tue. 9 August 2022

Forde Abbey Photo: Margaret Wilby Our country house excursion (delayed since 2019) will be to Forde Abbey, near Chard, Somerset. Originally built over 900 years ago for Cistercian monks, it was transformed from a…

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