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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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Free

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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September 2018

Churches in the Teign Valley (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 6 September 2018 at 2:30 pm
£5

A visit to three historic churches in the Teign Valley: St James at Christow, St Michael at Doddiscombsleigh, and St John the Baptist at Higher Ashton.  Each of these churches has had conservation projects part-funded…

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November 2018

The Black Death on Dartmoor (S Devon Branch)

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

A talk by David Stone “Exploring East Dartmoor in the Age of the Black Death”. David Stone is a economic and social historian and has taught medieval and early modern history at the universities…

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December 2018

The Three Hares Project (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 13 December 2018 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

Dr Sue Andrew talks about the enigmatic design of the Three Hares that has links around the world, including its portrayal on seventeen wooden carvings in Devon churches. The intriguing image of three hares running…

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January 2019

AGM 2019 (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 17 January 2019 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

South Devon Branch AGM, followed by a quiz (test your knowledge of Devon's landmarks!), a short raffle, and a tea.

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February 2019

Austins Department Store (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 February 2019 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

A talk by David Austin about his family's Department store that has been a feature of Newton Abbot since 1924.

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