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September 2018

Devon Rural Archive Study Day (History Section)

Tue. 11 September 2018 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Devon Rural Archive, Modbury, Shilstone
Modbury, Devon PL21 0TW
£20 – £22

A visit to Devon Rural Archive and a guided tour of Shilstone House. See the four-page flyer below for full details. Page 1 – details. Page 2 – booking form. Page 3 – location…

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The Songs of Edward Capern: Finding the Poet’s Voice (Music Section)

Fri. 14 September 2018 at 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Upper Room, Barnstaple Library, 12 Tuly Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1EL

Presented by Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll Edward Capern, the Victorian “Postman Poet” produced over 600 poems during his illustrious but largely forgotten career in the mid 1800s. As part of a project with…

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Hemerdon Mine (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 14 September 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

An illustrated talk about Hemerdon Mine (recently re-opened as Drakelands Mine), the tungsten and tin mine near Plympton.

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Annual Lunch (Exeter Branch)

Wed. 19 September 2018 at 12:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7AE

The lunch will be preceded by a presentation by DA President Dame Suzi Leather (subject to be agreed). Booking is required. Photo of Exeter Golf & Country Club by Tony Buller

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Poems on Paving Stones. The Exeter Cathedral Yard inscriptions (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 22 September 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

Sally Hollings and Prue Nichols will discuss and read from the poems, extracts from which are engraved in the paving of the Cathedral close. You may wish to visit these some time before the talk…

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Members’ Luncheon (E Devon Branch)

Sat. 29 September 2018 at 12:30 pm
Belmont Hotel Sidmouth, Devon

To be held at the Belmont Hotel, Sidmouth. Our invited guest, the DA President, Dame Suzi Leather will give a short talk after the meal. Booking is essential using the application form available from…

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October 2018

President’s Symposium, October 2018

Sat. 6 October 2018
Petroc College, Tiverton, Mid Devon Campus, Bolham Road
Tiverton, Devon EX16 6SH United Kingdom

"Back to the Future: the Social Landscape of Devon" To be hosted by our 2018–19 President, Dame Suzie Leather. For full details see the news item or the two-page flyer below. You can also…

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The SHIPS Project (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 10 October 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

 A talk “The SHIPS Project: Shipwrecks and history in Plymouth Sound” by Peter Holt.

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The Country Houses of Devon (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 12 October 2018 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk 'The Country Houses of Devon' by Hugh Meller.

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The Roman Army in Devon, Finds, Fact & Fiction (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 17 October 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

The talk, by John Smith*, is delivered as a "Living History" presentation using nearly two sets of Roman Soldier's equipment, largely copied from artefacts found in Southern England. The talk explains why the Roman Army…

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Identifying Marine Litter using Satellite Technology (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 19 October 2018 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Jan Jackson of Argans Ltd of Plymouth will describe remote sensing and earth observation techniques acknowledging that Devon is supporting the cutting edge of science and technology.

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Life between the tides (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 19 October 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

An illustrated talk by Dave Herdson.

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