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October 2021

Snakes and Ladders (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 23 October 2021 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

A talk: “Snakes and Ladders; the interlinked lives of two Victorian artists” to be given by Jenny Pery. All are welcome. DA members £2, non-members £3.

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The Memorials in Tawstock Church (Buildings Section)

Sat. 30 October 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Dr Clive Easter who is an expert on church monuments and has been active in the Church Monuments Society since 1986. St Peter’s Church…

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November 2021

Admiral Preedy and the Victorian Internet (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 5 November 2021 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

A talk “Admiral Preedy and the Victorian Internet” to be given by Trevor Waddington OBE. Entrance fee: DA members £2, non-members £3.

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Cretaceous forests of Antarctica (Geology Section)

Sat. 6 November 2021 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “Cretaceous forests of Antarctica: back to the future for climate change” to be given by Prof Howard Falcon-Lang Royal Holloway, University of London. Important notes…

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Newton Abbot’s Workhouse (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 November 2021 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ

A talk on Newton Abbot's Workhouse, to be given by John Ellis. The Union workhouse opened in 1839. By the 1890s it housed several hundred people and the conditions caused a national scandal.

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Devon Clockmakers (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 19 November 2021 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£1 – £3

A talk on Devon Clockmakers. The speaker David Thompson, FSA, FBHI, FAHS is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and was Curator of Horology at the British Museum for over 30 years.…

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Our Crumbling Coastline (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 19 November 2021 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Kajal Donavan will give a talk entitled "Our crumbling coastline, the need to protect our coastline and why rock armour is the preferred option". Photo: Rock armour at Hollicombe Beach in Torbay. © Kajal…

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The Colourful Arms of Devon’s Colourful Gentry (History Section)

Sat. 20 November 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “The Colourful Arms of Devon's Colourful Gentry” by Dr David Oates. Important notes To join this meeting please contact an Organiser (details below). You will…

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Exploring the Indigo Trail (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 27 November 2021 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

A talk “Exploring the Indigo Trail: art, writing and journeys of all kinds” to be given by Jenny Balfour-Paul. All are welcome. DA members £2, non-members £3.

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December 2021

Camera Studies of East Devon Wildlife (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 3 December 2021 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

A talk “Camera Studies of East Devon Wildlife” to be given by David R White (photographer). Entrance fee: DA members £2, non-members £3.

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Babbacombe Pottery (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 9 December 2021 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ

A talk by Brian Lowndes-Pateman about Babbacombe Pottery, his family business. It was started by his grandfather in 1921 who provided a printing and photography service before he began making red pottery jars filled…

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Birdwatching on a cosmic scale (Geology Section)

Thu. 9 December 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “Birdwatching on a cosmic scale” to be given by Dr Daniel Field (University of Cambridge). Daniel Field’s research bridges the worlds of palaeontology and evolutionary…

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