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April 2019

Visit to Hall, Bishop’s Tawton (Buildings Section)

Thu. 11 April 2019 at 2:30 pm
£17

A visit to Hall at Bishop's Tawton, early 14th-century seat of the Chichester family. Tour of the ground floor state rooms, ancillary buildings and walled garden by the current owners, followed by a cream…

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May 2019

Visit to Crownhill Fort (Buildings Section)

Fri. 10 May 2019 at 11:00 am
£6

Crownhill Fort is one of a line of defensive structures built along the northern edge of Plymouth in the 1860s in response to a perceived threat of invasion by the French. Two hour guided…

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Visit to Kents Cavern (History Section)

Wed. 15 May 2019 at 2:00 pm
Kents Cavern, Cavern House, Ilsham Road,
Torquay, Devon TQ1 2JF
£12 – £14

A visit to Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay. This will include a cave tour revealing evidence of very early human life in this country, and presentation. Note that the date of this event is…

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2019 Annual Conference

Fri. 31 May 2019 - Sun. 2 June 2019

Our 2019 Conference will be held in Launceston, just over the border in Cornwall. We last met there in 1909. Full details and a booking form will be included in the Spring 2019 issue…

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June 2019

Visit to Sampford Courtenay (Buildings Section)

Thu. 20 June 2019 at 10:30 am
£10

Professor Mark Stoyle will give a talk in the village hall on The Western Rebellion of 1549. After a picnic lunch, at St Andrew’s church Dr Sue Andrew will discuss the medieval church and…

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Visit to UK Hardwoods Factory and Farm (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 21 June 2019

Steven and Jo Bedford started seasoning English hardwood in 1979. They now make bespoke rustic English oak and hardwood flooring, beams and lintels from their own woodlands in South Molton. After lunch, there will…

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Siddy Langley studio (Lit & Art Section)

Wed. 26 June 2019 at 2:30 pm

A visit to the studio and workshop of Siddy Langley, artist in glass. Longmeadows Studio, Weaver Lane, Plymtree, EX15 2JW. Number limited to 25. Advance booking essential, between June 16th and 23rd please.

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July 2019

Visit to Otter Brewery (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 10 July 2019 at 6:30 pm

An evening visit with barbecue to Otter Brewery, Mathayes Farm, Luppitt, Honiton, EX14 4SA. Booking essential.

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A second church crawl with Todd Gray (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 13 July 2019 at 11:00 am
£10 – £15

This time, we focus on three Grade I listed churches at Braunton, Swimbridge and Marwood. Lunch to be taken at Marwood Gardens. Provisional itinerary and timing (timings and order are subject to change) 11:00…

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Visit to Kelly House (Buildings Section)

Wed. 17 July 2019 at 2:30 pm
£14

A guided tour of the exterior and ground floor of Kelly House, followed by tea and cake (included in the cost). Kelly Church will be open, and Dr Helen Wilson and Dr Sue Andrew…

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August 2019

Clayhidon Murder Trail (Exeter Branch)

Tue. 6 August 2019 at 11:00 am
Half Moon Inn Clayhidon, Devon EX15 3TJ

David Pugsley’s guided walk is designed as a re-enactment of the infamous murder of William Blackmore in Clayhidon in 1853, and the subsequent trial, conviction and execution of the perpetrator, George Sparks. Participants will…

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September 2019

Visit to the Museum of Dartmoor Life (History Section)

Mon. 9 September 2019 at 11:30 am
Museum of Dartmoor Life, Museum Courtyard, 3 West Street
Okehampton, Devon EX20 1HQ
£6 – £8

The Museum of Dartmoor Life is in Okehampton and our visit will include a tour of the museum, refreshments, and a talk on “Tracks, Roads and Railways on Dartmoor”. The exact cost is to…

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