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April 2022

Talk & Ride on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (IA Section)

Thu. 28 April 2022 at 11:00 am
Hannington Hall Martinhoe, Devon EX31 4QT
£12 – £14

Ian Cowling, a trustee of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway company, will give a talk on the history of the railway and the plans for its future. The talk will be held in Hannington…

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May 2022

Visit to Torre Abbey and the Poison Garden (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 19 May 2022 at 10:30 am
Torre Abbey, The King's Drive
Torquay, Devon TQ2 5JE
£10 – £12

The visit will start with a talk given by head gardener, Ali Marshall, about the Abbey's Poison Garden and its links with Agatha Christie. Following this, Ali will take us on a guided tour…

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July 2022

Visit to Museum of Barnstaple & N Devon (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 July 2022 at 2:00 pm
Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square
Barnstaple, EX32 8LN

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is, we're told, a 'centre of curiosity, a house of stories and a place for learning' all of which sounds absolutely fascinating. In addition, at this present…

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August 2022

Visit to Forde Abbey and Gardens (Exeter Branch)

Tue. 9 August 2022
£25

Forde Abbey Photo: Margaret Wilby Our country house excursion (delayed since 2019) will be to Forde Abbey, near Chard, Somerset. Originally built over 900 years ago for Cistercian monks, it was transformed from a…

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September 2022

Visit to Seaton Tramway and Colyton (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 7 September 2022 at 10:00 am
Seaton Tramway, Harbour Road
Seaton, Devon EX12 2NQ
£15

The visit will start at the Tramway in Seaton, when we will board a tram up to Colyton. We will be met in Colyton by our guide who will take us on a walking…

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Cancelled – The past and future of Exeter Cathedral (History Section)

Wed. 14 September 2022 at 1:40 pm
Exeter Cathedral, Cathedral Green
Exeter, Devon
£8 – £10

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, and in view of the role of the Cathedral as a focus for our community in expressing condolences and as a house of prayer, this visit…

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A day in Okehampton by train (S Devon Branch)

Tue. 20 September 2022
£3 – £8

A day trip to Okehampton and the Museum of Dartmoor Life, travelling by train along the recently re-opened railway line from Exeter. Due to a rail strike on 15 September – the original date…

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May 2023

Visit to Princetown (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 May 2023 at 10:30 am
£10 – £12

Local expert Pip Barker will lead us on a day's visit to see many of the interesting features of this moorland village. We will start at 10:30 am at the main car-park (£3 for…

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July 2023

Visit to Haccombe (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 20 July 2023 at 2:00 pm
£5 – £7

A visit to St Blaise Church at Haccombe for a talk by the noted biologist, author, TV documentary producer and former DA President, Andrew Cooper, who lives at the adjacent Church Farm. This is…

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September 2023

Tour of Sutton Harbour and visit to Plymouth Breakwater (IA Section)

Wed. 13 September 2023 at 10:30 am
£3 – £13

An event held jointly with members of the Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society. To be led by Nigel Overton, former curator of Plymouth City Heritage. This visit to Plymouth consists of: A morning tour around…

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Visit to RHS Garden Rosemoor (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 13 September 2023 at 11:30 am
RHS Garden Rosemoor Great Torrington, EX38 8PH
£8

Rosemoor house and garden started life as a fishing lodge and by the 1930’s the 8-acre garden around the house was being run by Lady Anne Palmer (later Berry) and her mother. In 1989…

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Visit to Hartland Abbey (Bideford & N Devon Branch)

Wed. 20 September 2023
£14

A visit to the wonderful Hartland Abbey where the ancestors of the Keeper of Henry VIII's wine cellars still live today. If you have visited before, a return visit will be so worthwhile because…

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