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March 2019

A Romany family’s culture (Music Section)

Fri. 1 March 2019 at 8:00 pm
St Anne’s Chapel, Paternoster Row
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1SX

A Romany family’s culture - with Tom Orchard and family Kil and Gillie Radi Tom Orchard talks about the living traditions that have passed through generations of the family; of song, music, dance and…

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The Lower Otter Restoration Project (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 March 2019 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk 'The Lower Otter Restoration Project – the Challenges and Opportunities of adapting to Climate Change' by Sam Bridgewater.

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Spring Meeting 2019 (Buildings Section)

Sat. 9 March 2019 at 2:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Featuring talks on the theme of historic social housing to reflect DA's presidency of Dame Suzi Leather: Andrew Thompson on The Bedford Estate and Working-Class Housing in 19th Century Tavistock Ann Bond on Working-Class…

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Stumbling through Wartime Childhood (Exeter Branch)

Wed. 13 March 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£3 – £3.50

Devon author Philip Algar’s talk will be based on his book – Stumbling Through Wartime Childhood – which is part autobiography and part fiction. It deals with the story of a small boy growing…

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Maritime Plymouth – Shaping the world we know (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 13 March 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk by Paul Wright. Whilst Plymouth is known as a home of the Royal Navy, its maritime commercial activities tend to be overlooked. In this presentation Paul will provide a historical narrative about…

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“Mad, bad and fascinating to know” (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 March 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

An illustrated talk by Dr Geri Parlby on the ancestors of the Duke of Bedford.

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Digging Dartmoor Dirt (Geology Section)

Sat. 16 March 2019 at 10:30 am
Teign Heritage Centre, Teignmouth, 29 French Street
Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8ST United Kingdom

The Brendan Moore Lecture "A wellied sleuth digs the dirt on Dartmoor". A talk  by Dr Tim Harrod (Soil Survey, retired).

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Fly Migration (Entomology Section)

Sat. 16 March 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Kenn Centre, SX914866
Kennford, Devon

The latest studies into this little known subject will be explained in this illustrated talk by Will Hawkes who has been carrying out cutting-edge research.

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The Icelandic Adventures of Pike Ward (History Section)

Mon. 18 March 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£2 – £3

A talk by Katherine Findlay. Pike Ward was a Teignmouth fish merchant who at the turn of the last century instigated such trade with Iceland that he became a hugely important figure in that country's…

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AGM 2019 (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 20 March 2019 at 2:00 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

Branch AGM followed at 2:30 pm by an illustrated talk “The Great Bindon Landslide; new mapping and modelling that may explain how it happened” given by Richard Edmonds*. The Bindon Landslide of 1839 which…

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Seaside Piers in Devon (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 March 2019 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

A talk by John Cole on Devon's seaside piers, including the events that affected their building and their survival or destruction.

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Charles Kingsley: his writings and his times (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 23 March 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

An illustrated talk by Robin Wootton.

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