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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. If you would like to make a donation for this event (either before or…

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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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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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