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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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March 2019

Seaside Piers in Devon (S Devon Branch)

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

An illustrated talk by John Cole about Devon's seaside piers, including the events that affected their building and their survival or destruction. The talk focusses particularly on Paignton Pier with which John was intimately…

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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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