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March 2020

Newton Abbot’s workhouse (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 19 March 2020 at 2:15 pm
Room F3, Newton Abbot Library, Passmore Edwards Building, Market St.
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ

John Ellis will talk to us about the Union workhouse that opened in Newton Abbot in 1839. By the 1890s it housed several hundred and the conditions there caused a national scandal. Note our…

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April 2020

Babbacombe Pottery (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 16 April 2020 at 2:15 pm
Room F3, Newton Abbot Library, Passmore Edwards Building, Market St.
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ

A talk by Brian Lowndes-Pateman whose grandfather began the business in 1921 providing a printing and photography service. He later began making red pottery jars filled with 'Devon Violets' perfume, and these became his…

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May 2020

Haytor Granite Tramway walk (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 14 May 2020 at 2:00 pm
£6

An afternoon walk from Haytor down to Lowerdown along Templer's Granite Tramway, to celebrate its 200th anniversary. Followed by a cream tea.

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July 2020

Visit to Dartington Deer Park (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 16 July 2020 at 2:00 pm
£5

An afternoon guided walk around Dartington Deer Park. Renovated in 2016, it is now home to fallow deer and much wildlife. Bring binoculars! Refreshments can be taken in The Green Table café afterwards.

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September 2020

A day in Plymouth’s Barbican (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 17 September 2020 at 11:00 am
£5 – £15.50

A day in Plymouth's Barbican to celebrate ‘Mayflower 400’. In the morning, Nigel Overton (Plymouth City Heritage Curator) will take us on a guided walk around the Barbican to learn about its long and…

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November 2020

The evolution of agri-environment policy (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 19 November 2020 at 2:15 pm
£2 – £4

A talk “The evolution of agri-environment policy” to be given by DA President Clare Broom. DA members £2, non-members £4. The venue in Newton Abbot is to be confirmed.

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December 2020

Plymouth: Spirit of Discovery (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 17 December 2020 at 2:15 pm
£2 – £4

“Plymouth: A Spirit of Discovery – New Lives in New Lands”, a talk by Nigel Overton which looks at a number of notable voyages  of colonisation and settlement from Plymouth, including Plymouth’s role as…

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January 2021

AGM 2021 (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 January 2021 at 2:15 pm

The Branch Annual General Meeting, followed by a quiz. Venue in Newton Abbot to be confirmed.

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February 2021

Devon Great Consols Mine (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 February 2021 at 2:15 pm
£2 – £4

“Devon Great Consols Mine”, a talk by Rick Stewart. DA members £2, non-members £4. Venue in Newton Abbot to be confirmed

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March 2021

Church graffiti (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 March 2021 at 2:15 pm
£2 – £4

A talk by Rebecca Ireland about church graffiti. Rebecca is a freelance archaeological researcher with an MA in landscape archaeology. A recent growth area in archaeological/anthropological research has been the cataloguing and investigation of…

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April 2021

Henry Drake’s Letters (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 15 April 2021 at 2:15 pm
£2 – £4

“Henry Drake's Letters”, a talk by Charity Scott Stokes. DA members £2, non-members £4. Venue in Newton Abbot to be confirmed.

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