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October 2019

Visit to Powderham Castle (Buildings Section)

Thu. 3 October 2019 at 12:45 pm

The visit will include an upstairs/downstairs guided tour, viewing family and servant spaces, deer park safari and tour of the State Rooms, followed by a Devon cream tea in The Coach House. The cost…

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Visit to Brixham Heritage Museum (History Section)

Mon. 14 October 2019 at 11:45 am
Brixham Museum, Bolton Cross
Brixham, Devon TQ5 8LZ
£6 – £8

A visit to the Brixham Heritage Centre including a talk on the Mayflower II project. Meet at the museum for an 11.45 start. Programme 11.45 am Guided walk round the museum. 12 45 pm…

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Visit to the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum (Exeter Branch)

Fri. 18 October 2019 at 2:00 pm
University of Exeter, Streatham Campus Exeter, Devon EX4 4QJ

Our final event in the 2019 programme is a free guided tour of the University of Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, which is both an accredited museum and an academic research facility. Of the…

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A Guided Tour of the Axminster Carpet Factory (IA Section)

Tue. 22 October 2019 at 2:30 pm
£3 – £5

This guided tour of the Axminster Carpet Factory, Axminster will show us the manufacture of quality carpets on both Axminster and Wilton looms. The tour begins at 2.30 and should last about 1½ hours.…

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November 2019

Shapland & Petter: craft furniture and more (IA Section)

Thu. 14 November 2019 at 11:30 am
Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square
Barnstaple, EX32 8LN
£3 – £5

Meet at the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon (N end of Long Bridge). Alison Mills, the Museum director, will talk about the history and production of Shapland and Petter (established 1850s). Best known…

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Visit to Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter (History Section)

Mon. 18 November 2019 at 2:00 pm
Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Bittern Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7NL

A visit to the Devon Heritage Centre at Great Moor House, Exeter. This will include a tour and a look behind the scenes.

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May 2020

Copper Mine and Hunting Lodge (History Section)

Mon. 18 May 2020 at 11:00 am

Guided tour of old copper mine together with the Industrial Archaeology Section, followed by a presentation at Yarner House entitled “A Royal Hunting Lodge”. Speaker: Dr Frances Billinge. Venue: Natural England Woodland Centre, Bovey…

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