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July 2019

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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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 included a tour of the museum, refreshments, and a talk given by Paul Rendell. £6.00 per member and £8.00 per non-member. Report of…

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Okehampton and Lydford Castles 1 (Buildings Section)

Tue. 10 September 2019 at 10:30 am
£9

Meet at 10:30am at Okehampton Castle and at 2:30pm at Lydford Castle. Guided tours by DA President and archaeologist John Allan FSA, who will share his unrivalled knowledge of these iconic buildings and landscapes,…

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Visit to Tor Royal (Tavistock Branch)

Wed. 11 September 2019 at 2:30 pm
£12

Meet at Tor Royal, Princetown, at 2.30 pm where there is plenty of parking.   Tor Royal is a Grade II listed building with a rich history.  There will be a short walk of approximately…

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Okehampton and Lydford Castles 2 (Buildings Section)

Thu. 19 September 2019 at 10:30 am
£9

Meet at 10:30am at Okehampton Castle and at 2:30pm at Lydford Castle. Guided tours by DA President and archaeologist John Allan FSA, who will share his unrivalled knowledge of these iconic buildings and landscapes,…

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Visit to Devonport Naval Heritage Centre (Plymouth Branch)

Thu. 19 September 2019 at 1:00 pm
Free

A two-hour guided tour of Devonport Naval Heritage Centre. From Park Avenue, Devonport go to the far SW corner of Granby Way and follow the signs to the Heritage Centre. There is no charge,…

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Visit to Teignmouth Docks (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 19 September 2019 at 2:00 pm
£3

A rare opportunity to see inside this dockyard that is not normally open to the public. Stout shoes will need to be worn. Places will be limited to 15. Please register with the organiser…

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Visit to Torview Wines, Sheepwash at Harvest (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 20 September 2019
£7.50

Meet at the Half Moon, Sheepwash for an optional lunch. After lunch, meet at Torview Wines, Beara Farm, Sheepwash, Beaworthy EX21 5PB for a tour of the vineyard and winery. Finally, sample some of…

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October 2019

Visit to Powderham Castle (Buildings Section)

Thu. 3 October 2019 at 12:45 pm
£20

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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