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December 2019

The geodiversity of Torbay (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 12 December 2019 at 2:15 pm
Room F3, Newton Abbot Library, Passmore Edwards Building, Market St.
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ

Professor Malcolm Hart will give an illustrated talk on how the diverse geology of Torbay reflects its 400-million-year journey across the Earth's surface. Note our new venue for this season's talks.

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Darwin and Devon (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 13 December 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

The officers of the Tavistock & West Devon Branch regret to advise at short notice that the chief blender of Voyager Coffee who was to have made a presentation at the meeting on Friday,…

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The Axminster Heritage Centre (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 18 December 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

A talk “The Axminster Heritage Centre” by Nigel Sadler. How Axminster Heritage Centre started and what had to be done to get it to the grand reopening on April 6th this year. Nigel Sadler…

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January 2020

AGM 2020 (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 10 January 2020 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

The Branch AGM followed by a talk 'Buckfast Abbey: History, Art and Architecture' by Peter Beacham. DA members £2. Visitors £3.

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Blackdown Hills Geology and Whetstones (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 15 January 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

A talk “Blackdown Hills Geology and the Whetstone Mines” by John Mather. Whetstones, used for sharpening tools, were mined in the Blackdown Hills from the 17th to the 19th century, from Uffculme in the…

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Eyes along the Coast (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 17 January 2020 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Martin Wilson presents “Eyes Along the Coast- 25 years of the National Coastwatch Institution”. In 1994 when two fishermen lost their lives off the Cornish coast below a recently closed Coastguard lookout, local people…

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Social Evening 2020 (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 17 January 2020 at 7:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

This year's social evening will include speaker Dr Helen Wilson with postcards on the Tamar Valley. Please note that the evening will commence at 7.00 pm. Pre-booking essential.

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AGM 2020 (Geology Section)

Sat. 18 January 2020 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 'Geological Disputes in Devon. The contributions of DA and Torquay Museum Natural History Society members' to be given by…

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AGM 2020 (History Section)

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

AGM followed by a presentation given by Tim Harrod on Dr Siegfried Marian entitled “The enigma behind Fingle's memorial plaque. Mad, bad or before his time?” This talks about charcoal burning around Fingle Bridge…

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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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The Fair Arm of the Law (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 'The Fair Arm of the Law' by Simon Dell. DA members £2. Visitors £3.

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