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January 2020

AGM 2020 (History Section)

Mon. 27 January 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£3 – £4

AGM followed by a presentation given by Tim Harrod entitled “Dr Siegfried Marian: The Enigma behind Fingle's memorial plaque. Mad, bad or before his time?” Dr Tim Harrod, who spent his working lifetime as…

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February 2020

The Pinwill Sisters (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 12 February 2020 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk From 'lady woodcarvers' to professionals: the remarkable Pinwill sisters by Dr Helen Wilson.

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A Brief History of Torrington (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 14 February 2020 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

A talk by Dr Hugh Reed. He will describe his research and the background to his recent book delving into the long, interesting and colourful history of a Devon town that, until the mid…

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Not One of Us (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 14 February 2020 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

A talk ‘Not One of Us’ by Todd Gray. Dr Todd Gray is one of Exeter's most celebrated historians. In this fascinating talk based on his recent book, Dr Gray will describe how Exeter…

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AGM 2020 (IA Section)

Sat. 15 February 2020 at 10:00 am
Dolphin Hotel, Station Road
Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AL
£3 – £5

The Industrial Archaeology Section's AGM 2020. Meet for coffee at 10.00 am. At 10.30, Mike Barr, Independent Geologist and Geographic Information System (GIS) and Aerial Photography Consultant will talk on The Geology of Devon…

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London and Exeter (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 19 February 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

A talk “London and Exeter: a tale of two Roman and Saxon cities” by Dr Peter Marsden. (following are key points from Dr Marsden's website petermarsden.net) London and Exeter are two important cities on…

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The Two Moors Way (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 20 February 2020 at 2:15 pm
Room F3, Newton Abbot Library, Passmore Edwards Building, Market St.
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ

Sue Viccars, the editor of Dartmoor Magazine, will look at the good bits (and the tricky bits!) of writing up a long-distance walking route. Note our new venue for this season's talks.

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Re-wilding Dartmoor (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 21 February 2020 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Adam Owen, the Director of Moor Trees, will give an illustrated talk on Re-wilding Dartmoor.

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March 2020

History on the Tamar (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 11 March 2020 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk A very useful river: a history of shipping, trade and shipbuilding on the Tamar by Clive Charlton.

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The Fair Arm of the Law (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 13 March 2020 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

A talk ‘The Fair Arm of the Law’ by Simon Dell. Simon Dell is one of the most sought-after speakers in Devon. His entertaining talks cover a range of topics derived from his extensive…

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The Battle of Britain over Devon (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 18 March 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

A talk “The Battle of Britain over Devon, 1940” by John Smith. This talk explains the story of the Battle in a Devon context. At the time of Dunkirk, Devon did not have any…

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The Three Hares and AGM (Exeter Branch)

Wed. 18 March 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£3 – £3.50

Dr Sue Andrew has long been captivated by the enigmatic motif of three hares carved into oak bosses in 15th century Devon churches. The hares are arranged in a triangle, and although only three…

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