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April 2017

Devon Place Names (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 20 April 2017 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN
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Free

A talk “Devon Place Names”, their origins, evolution and explanation, with slides showing how the names relate to the landscape. By Robert Hesketh, in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Newton Abbot. Post-event report It was…

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June 2017

Ashburton Walk (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 1 June 2017 at 2:30 pm
£3

A walk around the historic town of Ashburton led by Brian Lewis. With medieval prosperity founded on tin and wool, Ashburton has a fascinating history, reflected today in many fine buildings, particularly St. Lawrence's…

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August 2017

Dawlish Walk (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 10 August 2017 at 2:30 pm
£3

A 90-minute walk along Dawlish seafront led by Professor Antony Buller. Looking at the development of the town from Saxon times onwards, its geological setting and the impact of the railway on the coastline.…

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September 2017

Totnes to Dartmouth by boat (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 14 September 2017 at 10:00 am
£12.50

Boat trip down the Dart from Totnes to Dartmouth and back. Meet at Steamer Quay, on the Bridgetown side of the river, at 10 am. Plenty to see on the estuary (bring binoculars!) and…

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November 2017

Lundy, the Magical Isle (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 16 November 2017 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN
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Free

A talk “Lundy, the Magical Isle: a personal view after 22 visits” by Janet Dann.

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December 2017

The Jurassic Coast (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 14 December 2017 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN
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A talk “The Jurassic Coast and its Hinterland” by Tony Burges. A UNESCO World Heritage Site covering 95 miles and 185 million years of the Devon and Dorset Coast.

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January 2018

AGM 2018 (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 January 2018 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN
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South Devon Branch AGM followed by a tea.

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February 2018

The Ipplepen excavations (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 15 February 2018 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN
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A talk “The Ipplepen excavations and the Romans in South Devon” by Derek Gore. Recent discoveries are changing our understanding and the old truism that the Romans stopped at Exeter has been comprehensively demolished.

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March 2018

Death of a Princess (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 15 March 2018 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

A talk “Death of a Princess: How Newton Abbot and the nation mourned the death of Princess Charlotte 200 years ago” by Michael Martyn.

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April 2018

Agatha Christie (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 19 April 2018 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

A talk by John Risdon about Agatha Christie: her upbringing, her life and what made her tick.

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May 2018

Visit to Fursdon (S Devon Branch)

Tue. 15 May 2018 at 2:30 pm
£10

A visit to Fursdon, the ancestral home of David Fursdon, Lord Lieutenant of Devon and 2017-18 President of the Devonshire Association. Fursdon is above the west bank of the River Exe, about half way…

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July 2018

Babbacombe & St Marychurch (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 5 July 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk around the historical areas of Babbacombe and St Marychurch in Torquay. Meet outside the Cliff Railway Café, Babbacombe. Short report On a very sunny day in July a good turn-out of…

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