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October 2020

President’s Symposium, October 2020

Sat. 3 October 2020 at 1:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

This event in its original form was cancelled because of COVID-19. Our 2020 "virtual" Symposium will be hosted by our President for 2020-21, Clare Broom. The topic will be Valuing and Restoring Nature. For…

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Swifts on Dartmoor – A Screaming Success (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 9 October 2020 at 3:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

On Friday 9 October 2020 the East Devon Branch was due to hold a joint meeting with the Sidmouth Science Festival and I am pleased to report that the scheduled talk can still be…

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Talk: Devon’s Woollen Cloth Industry, and AGM 2020 (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 16 October 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Dr Todd Gray FRHistS, MBE, will talk on “Devon’s Woollen Cloth Industry”. Exeter's centuries-old woollen cloth trade may be a surprise to some. Now consigned to history,…

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Tavistock and the Taj Mahal: the town’s significance as World Heritage (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 16 October 2020 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Andrew Thompson, archaeologist and local historian. In the 18th and 19th centuries the economy and society of Tavistock and West Devon were transformed by…

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Mining and Miners of Newton St Cyres (IA Section)

Thu. 22 October 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Brian Please (introduced by Richard Pocock). It can be claimed that, together, Upton Pyne and Newton St Cyres had the first commercially successful manganese…

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November 2020

Brunel’s Grand Designs (IA Section)

Thu. 19 November 2020 at 11:00 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by David Greenfield (introduced by Mary Miles). The talk will include stories behind some of Brunel’s famous bridges. David Greenfield is a civil engineer and…

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Appledore Smuggling and Shipwrecks (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 20 November 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing David Carter, genealogist, director of Docton Court Gallery, and author of three books on Appledore’s history, presents: ‘Appledore Smuggling and Shipwrecks – The Truth’. We’ve all heard…

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December 2020

Silver Mining in Devon (IA Section)

Thu. 10 December 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Peter Claughton (introduced by Mick Atkinson). This presentation will look at the mining and processing of silver-bearing ores in Devon from the medieval period…

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Black lives matter – Racism and the legacy of slavery (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 11 December 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Peter Reid MSc, MA, Educational Consultant VSO, Secretary of the Plymouth Ghana Link (a charity developing inter-cultural activities between Plymouth and Sekondi-Takoradi Ghana). The two cities that…

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January 2021

Provisional: Charles Kingsley (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 January 2021 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk by Robin Wootton on Charles Kingsley - his writings and times.

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The impact of COVID-19 on the farming sector in Devon (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 January 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Andrew Butler; National Farmers Union - Devon County Adviser – ‘The impact of COVID-19 on the farming sector in Devon’. He makes a return ‘visit’ to our…

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Provisional: AGM 2021 (Geology Section)

Sat. 16 January 2021 at 10:30 am
Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Road
Torquay, Devon TQ1 1HG

AGM followed by a joint meeting with the Torquay Museum Society at 11 30am. A talk: 'Mining in the Tamar Valley' to be given by Rick Stewart FSA

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