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March 2019

Maritime Plymouth – Shaping the world we know (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 13 March 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk by Paul Wright. Whilst Plymouth is known as a home of the Royal Navy, its maritime commercial activities tend to be overlooked. In this presentation Paul will provide a historical narrative about…

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April 2019

The Plymouth Blitz (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 10 April 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk, “The Plymouth Blitz”, given by Graham Naylor (formerly Plymouth City Library Historian). Plymouth suffered greatly during World War 2. Devonport dockyard and naval base made it a major target resulting in the…

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June 2019

Tour of Lady Astor’s House (Plymouth Branch)

Thu. 20 June 2019 at 2:00 pm
£10

A guided tour of Plymouth Lord Mayor's Official Residence, 3 Elliot Terrace, The Hoe, Plymouth (also known as Lady Astor's House). Meet outside the house at 2pm. The tour lasts an hour to an…

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September 2019

Visit to Devonport Naval Heritage Centre (Plymouth Branch)

Thu. 19 September 2019 at 1:00 pm
Free

A two-hour guided tour of Devonport Naval Heritage Centre. From Park Avenue, Devonport go to the far SW corner of Granby Way and follow the signs to the Heritage Centre. There is no charge,…

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October 2019

Plymouth Sound National Marine Park (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 9 October 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk: Plymouth Sound National Marine Park by Dr Simon Pittman. This is the UK's first National Marine Park.

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November 2019

From Druids to Drones (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 13 November 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk From Druids to Drones: a history of Dartmoor archaeology by Andrew Thompson. From prehistoric stone rows and roundhouses to 20th-century quarries and firing ranges, Dartmoor is one of Europe's richest archaeological landscapes.…

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December 2019

Breton woodworkers in early Tudor Devon (Plymouth Branch)

Mon. 2 December 2019 at 7:00 pm

A talk Breton woodworkers in early Tudor Devon by John Allan, FSA, DA President 2019-2020. In this talk John will show that Devon and Cornwall had a large immigrant population at the end of…

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The picture of Plymouth 1812 (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 11 December 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk The picture of Plymouth 1812 by Edward Luscombe.

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January 2020

AGM 2020 (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 8 January 2020 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

The Branch Annual General Meeting. Members are invited to bring digital images, exhibits, artefacts, mini talks etc. Offers to the Secretary in advance please.

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February 2020

The Pinwill Sisters (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 12 February 2020 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk From 'lady woodcarvers' to professionals: the remarkable Pinwill sisters by Dr Helen Wilson.

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March 2020

History on the Tamar (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 11 March 2020 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk A very useful river: a history of shipping, trade and shipbuilding on the Tamar by Clive Charlton.

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April 2020

Cancelled: The Cattewater Wreck (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 8 April 2020 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

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 talk The Tudor Cattewater wreck: research and re-interpretation by Martin…

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