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April 2019

North Hall Manor excavations (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 April 2019 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

A talk "Widecombe and the North Hall Manor archaeological excavations" by Andy Crabb. Andy works for two organisations: Dartmoor National Park Authority and Historic England. North Hall Manor is believed to be the original…

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May 2019

Dawlish Warren Day (Exeter & S Devon Branches)

Tue. 14 May 2019 at 10:00 am
Langstone Cliff Hotel, Mount Pleasant Road
Dawlish Warren, Devon EX7 0NA
£10 – £12

A joint Exeter Branch and South Devon Branch arrangement Dawlish Warren Day will be a celebration of the magnificent, multi-designated and intensively studied sand spit at the mouth of the Exe Estuary. The morning…

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July 2019

Exploring the history of Widecombe (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 July 2019 at 2:00 pm
£3 – £8

Firstly we will visit the North Hall Manor archaeological site with Andy Crabb, then explore the parish church of St Pancras. To be followed by an optional cream tea at Higher Venton Farm, once…

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September 2019

Visit to Teignmouth Docks (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 19 September 2019 at 2:00 pm
£3

A rare opportunity to see inside this dockyard that is not normally open to the public. Stout shoes will need to be worn. Places will be limited to 15. Please register with the organiser…

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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. Report on the talk…

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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 photo quiz and a raffle. 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

Now renamed as "Confessions of a Guidebook Writer", 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, focusing on…

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March 2020

Cancelled: 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

Please note that this event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure against the anticipated spread of the coronavirus. See our dedicated page for the latest updates. John Ellis will talk to us about…

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April 2020

Cancelled: 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

All DA events up to 30 June have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our dedicated page for the latest information. A talk by Brian Lowndes-Pateman whose grandfather began the business in…

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May 2020

Cancelled: Haytor Granite Tramway walk (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 14 May 2020 at 2:00 pm
£6

All DA events up to 30 June have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our dedicated page for the latest information. An afternoon walk from Haytor down to Lowerdown along Templer's Granite…

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July 2020

Cancelled: Visit to Dartington Deer Park (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 16 July 2020 at 2:00 pm
£5

This event has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our dedicated page for the latest information. An afternoon guided walk around Dartington Deer Park. Renovated in 2016, it is now home to…

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