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April 2023

Collecting Devon Ceramics (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 20 April 2023 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

Emeritus Professor John Mather, DA's current President, will give an illustrated talk about collecting Devon's ceramics. The talk will discuss the distribution of pottery clays in Devon and the various wares which have been…

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May 2023

Visit to Princetown (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 May 2023 at 10:30 am
£10 – £12

Local expert Pip Barker will lead us on a day's visit to see many of the interesting features of this moorland village. We will start at 10:30 am at the main car-park (£3 for…

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July 2023

Visit to Haccombe (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 20 July 2023 at 2:00 pm
£5 – £7

A visit to St Blaise Church at Haccombe for a talk by the noted biologist, author, TV documentary producer and former DA President, Andrew Cooper, who lives at the adjacent Church Farm. This is…

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September 2023

Visit to the Stover reed beds (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 September 2023 at 10:30 am
Stover Country Park, SX833751
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6QG
£5 – £14

A visit to Stover Country Park for a guided tour and talk about the sustainable drainage system (SuDS) and reed beds that are intended to reduce the pollution coming into Stover Lake from the…

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November 2023

A talk by Jenny Pery (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 16 November 2023 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

An illustrated talk entitled “The Grand Manner – The Legacy of Sir Joshua Reynolds 1723–1792” to be given by the noted artist and art historian Jenny Pery, who is President of the DA for…

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December 2023

A Tudor Christmas (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 14 December 2023 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A Tudor Christmas with the Lady Katherine. Appearing in full period costume Rosemary Griggs will bring the festivities, feasting and fun of a Tudor Christmas to life in a lively presentation. We will travel…

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January 2024

AGM and Jurassic Calamari (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 January 2024 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
Free

After our Annual General Meeting, we will have a talk ‘Jurassic calamari: new research on fossil squid-like cephalopods from the Wessex basin’ given by Malcolm Hart (Emeritus Professor, Plymouth University).* Belemnotheutis. Image contributed by…

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February 2024

The true facts of the Mayflower voyage of 1620 (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 15 February 2024 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk by Dr Mike Haywood: “The voyage of the Mayflower in 1620, the myth and the reality”. Mike has a doctorate in oceanography and has a growing international reputation as a marine and…

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March 2024

A talk on William Froude (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 March 2024 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk to be given by Bill Thomson on the noted Devon naval scientist William Froude (1810–1879).  The cost will be £2 for DA members, £4 for non-members. Report on the talk DA member,…

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April 2024

The Hole Family of Parke (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 April 2024 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk by Dr Frances Billinge: “The Hole Family of Parke, Bovey Tracey: Five generations of mixed fortunes, and a final loss which was really a gain”. Parke is a large estate in Bovey…

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May 2024

Visit to Great Ambrook (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 16 May 2024 at 10:45 am
£8 – £10

A visit to this hidden early-20th-century Italianate garden near Ipplepen. We meet at 10.45am at Ambrook for an 11am start. There is very restrictive parking so please car share. Some areas of the gardens…

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July 2024

Visit to Glendinnings Quarry (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 July 2024 at 10:00 am
£8 – £10

A rare opportunity to visit a working quarry. The visit starts at 10am and will finish around 1pm. The tour will be on foot and in places will be on uneven rough ground so…

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