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November 2019

The building of Exeter Cathedral (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 November 2019 at 2:15 pm
Room F3, Newton Abbot Library, Passmore Edwards Building, Market St.
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ

John Allan, DA's President 2019–20, will give an illustrated talk about the cathedral for which he has been consultant archaeologist since 1990. Note our new venue for this season's talks.

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December 2019

The geodiversity of Torbay (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 12 December 2019 at 2:15 pm
Room F3, Newton Abbot Library, Passmore Edwards Building, Market St.
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ

Professor Malcolm Hart will give an illustrated talk on how the diverse geology of Torbay reflects its 400-million-year journey across the Earth's surface. Note our new venue for this season's talks.

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January 2020

AGM 2020 (S Devon Branch)

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

South Devon Branch AGM, followed by a quiz and a tea. Note our new venue for this season's talks.

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February 2020

The Two Moors Way (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 20 February 2020 at 2:15 pm
Room F3, Newton Abbot Library, Passmore Edwards Building, Market St.
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ

Sue Viccars, the editor of Dartmoor Magazine, will look at the good bits (and the tricky bits!) of writing up a long-distance walking route. Note our new venue for this season's talks.

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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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