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November 2020

The diaries of Tom Robins: the story of a Devon Hill Farmer (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 20 November 2020 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Dr Stuart Windsor. This talk is about the life of Stuart's great-grandfather, Tom Robins, as told through his diaries. Tom kept a farm work…

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December 2020

History of the Devon Ball Clay Industry and the Stover Canal (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 11 December 2020 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Darrin Hewings, a fifth generation clay worker employed by Sibelco, whose association with the clay industry producing world-renowned ball clay in the south west…

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January 2021

The Met Office – A Brief Guide (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 January 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing The Met Office - Weather forecasting from mysticism to computers. A senior oceanographer will be speaking on observations of the world's oceans and predictions for the future.…

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February 2021

The modern wheelwright – the last true wheelwright in the country (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 19 February 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Speaker: Greg Rowland, Master Wheelwright. Formed in 1964 but with a family history dating back to 1331 in the trade, Mike Rowland and Son are one of…

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March 2021

Rural Settlements in Roman Britain (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 19 March 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Bill Horner, Devon County Archaeologist, will be speaking about the ever growing body of evidence for the Roman occupation of our countryside. Important notes If you would…

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April 2021

The Ship (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 16 April 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Geri Parlby about a recent discovery painted on the side wall of a shop in Market Street, Tavistock of what appears to be a…

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May 2021

The Rolle Canal in North Devon (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 21 May 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Adrian Wills entitled "Devon's lost waterway - The Rolle Canal in North Devon". Adrian and his wife are founder members of the Rolle Canal…

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September 2021

Ethics in Media Medicine (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 17 September 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. Dr Lucy Obolensky will give a talk entitled “Ethics in Media Medicine, working on the Blue Planet series and Global Health”. Important notes To join this meeting…

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A guided walk around Lydford (Tavistock Branch)

Mon. 27 September 2021 at 11:15 am
Castle Inn Lydford, Devon EX20 4BH
£5

Announcing a guided walk around Lydford: the Saxon town defences, Norman earthworks, castle and church. Lydford has a remarkable history much of which is still evident on the ground. This visit will explore the…

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October 2021

AGM 2021 (Tavistock Branch)

Sat. 2 October 2021 at 2:00 pm
Tavistock Guildhall Tavistock, Devon PL19 0AE
Free

Tavistock and West Devon Branch Annual General Meeting The Tavistock and West Devon Branch of The Devonshire Association invites all Branch members to its Annual General Meeting, to be held in Tavistock Guildhall at…

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The History of Cartoons (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 October 2021 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Professor Ian Barclay will give a talk entitled "The History of Cartoons, the social impact on society from ancient cave art to modern media". Please note that whilst it is hoped that the Branch…

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November 2021

Our Crumbling Coastline (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 19 November 2021 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Kajal Donavan will give a talk entitled "Our crumbling coastline, the need to protect our coastline and why rock armour is the preferred option". Please note that whilst it is hoped that the Branch…

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