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May 2019

Visit to Crownhill Fort (Buildings Section)

Fri. 10 May 2019 at 11:00 am

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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Guided tour of Kelly Mine (Tavistock Branch)

Sat. 25 May 2019 at 2:00 pm

Kelly Mine (grid reference SX795818) is a disused metalliferous mine situated on the eastern flank of Dartmoor near the village of Lustleigh.  It was intermittently operational from the 1790s until 1951.  Since 1984 it…

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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. You can see full details on the dedicated Conference page. Full details and a…

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June 2019

Visit to Sampford Courtenay (Buildings Section)

Thu. 20 June 2019 at 10:30 am

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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Tour of Lady Astor’s House (Plymouth Branch)

Thu. 20 June 2019 at 2:00 pm

A guided tour of Plymouth Lord Mayor's Official Residence, 3 Elliot Terrace, The Hoe, Plymouth (also known as Lady Astor's House). Meet outside the house at 2pm. The tour lasts an hour to an…

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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, one of England's finest glass-blowers. Longmeadows Studio, Weaver Lane, Plymtree, EX15 2JW. Beside showing us many examples of her work, most of which are…

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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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Another 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

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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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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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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