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March 2021

A Photographic Journey Around the SW Coastal Path (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 March 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing An illustrated talk, “A Photographic Journey Around the Amazing South West Coastal Path” by Gary Holpin, a professional photographer from Honiton. New Year Sunrise. © Gary Holpin…

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April 2021

The Natural History of Butterflies and Moths (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 15 April 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

Held by Zoom video conferencing This talk, with a Devon focus, was given by Barry Henwood, who is a national expert on moths and their larvae and is the Devon county Recorder for moths.…

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June 2021

What really is Devon’s housing need? (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 10 June 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk entitled "What really is Devon's housing need?" to be given by Penny Mills, the Director of Devon CPRE,  and Dr Phillip Bratby. Devon CPRE (Campaign…

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September 2021

Haytor Granite Tramway walk (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 16 September 2021 at 2:00 pm
£6

A guided downhill walk along Templer's Granite Tramway from Haytor through Yarner Wood to Lowerdown (near Bovey Tracey). During the three mile walk, interesting features such as the sidings, the milestones, passing places, names…

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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 “Cries from the Workhouse Steps” about 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…

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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
£2 – £4

A talk by Brian Lownds-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
£2 – £4

A talk “Taking flight. Butterflies, dragonflies and other animals”, to be given by the DA's President Dr Robin Wootton. Animal flight is among the most visually beautiful of all natural phenomena. Robin will use…

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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
£2 – £4

A talk, full title: “The Effect of the Industrial Revolution and Empire on the Gardens of Devon”, to be given by Suzanne Jones. At the start of the 19th century gardening techniques and tools…

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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
£2 – £4

A talk about Devon Great Consols Mine, near Tavistock, to be given by the noted mining historian Rick Stewart. Once the most productive copper and arsenic mine in the world, in its short lifetime…

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May 2022

Visit to Torre Abbey and the Poison Garden (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 19 May 2022 at 10:30 am
Torre Abbey, The King's Drive
Torquay, Devon TQ2 5JE
£10 – £12

The visit will start with a talk given by head gardener, Ali Marshall, about the Abbey's Poison Garden and its links with Agatha Christie. Following this, Ali will take us on a guided tour…

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July 2022

A walk along the Stover Canal (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 July 2022 at 1:30 pm
£5 – £14

A continuation of last year's walk along part of the Templer Way. This time from Teigngrace up to Ventiford Basin. There is plenty to see and the walk will be guided by Paul Taper…

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