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November 2021

Newton Abbot’s Workhouse (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 November 2021 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ

A talk on Newton Abbot's Workhouse, to be given by John Ellis. The Union workhouse opened in 1839. By the 1890s it housed several hundred people and the conditions caused a national scandal.

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December 2021

Babbacombe Pottery (S Devon Branch)

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

A talk by Brian Lowndes-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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January 2022

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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February 2022

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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March 2022

The Industrial Revolution and Devon’s Gardens (S Devon Branch)

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

A talk, full title: “The Effect of the Industrial Revolution and Empire on the Gardens of Devon”, to be given by Suzanne Jones.

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April 2022

Devon Great Consols Mine (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 April 2022 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ

A talk about Devon Great Consols Mine, near Tavistock, to be given by Rick Stewart. Once the most productive copper mine in the world, it also produced huge quantities of arsenic.

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