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October 2018

Plymouth’s Hidden Railways (IA Section)

Tue. 23 October 2018 at 10:30 am
Meavy Parish Hall Yelverton, Devon PL20 6PJ
£3 – £5

A talk by Paul Burkhalter who has researched Plymouth’s industrial railways for many years and has just published his latest book on the topic. £3.00 for DA members, £5.00 for non-members. No limit on…

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November 2018

The Conchies 1917–1918 (E Devon Branch)

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

A talk 'The Conchies 1917–1918 – the Conscientious Objectors at Dartmoor Prison during WW1' by Simon Dell.

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Wayne Victor Meeten – goldsmith/silversmith (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 3 November 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

Handmade Jewellery, Gold and Silver become a story that is treasured forever. Wayne Victor Meeten, who lives near Crediton, is one of the finest goldsmiths and silversmiths in the country, one of a handful…

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AGM (Exeter Branch)

Wed. 7 November 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT

The Annual General Meeting of the Exeter Branch will be followed by a presentation by DA Registrar Dr Bridget Gillard.

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Atlantic Telegraph Cables (IA Section)

Tue. 13 November 2018 at 10:30 am
Coldridge Village Hall, Map Ref. SS 698 076
£3 – £5

A talk by John Dike. DA members £3. Non-members £5. Coffee and biscuits will be provided and there are provisional plans for lunch afterwards at the Waie Inn, Zeal Monachorum Map Ref. SS 721…

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A Devon family and the Great War (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 14 November 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk “A matter of conscience: A Devon family and the Great War” given by Dr Sue Andrew.

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The Black Death on Dartmoor (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 15 November 2018 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

A talk by David Stone “Exploring East Dartmoor in the Age of the Black Death”.

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The Amazing Mudges (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 16 November 2018 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

'Zachariah Mudge' (1694–1769) was the first headmaster of Bideford Grammar School. He was also the progenitor of a family of very talented individuals, including a horologist, a composer, a surgeon, a cartographer, an admiral…

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An Overview of Dartmoor’s Archaeology (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 16 November 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

An illustrated talk by Dr Lee Bray DNP.

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Devonian extinctions in Devon (Geology Section)

Sat. 17 November 2018 at 10:30 am
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

A talk by Dr Kevin Page (Plymouth University) on ‘Devonian extinctions in Devon'. Booking not necessary.

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The medieval glass of Exeter Cathedral (History Section)

Mon. 19 November 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£2 – £3

A talk  “Recent research on the medieval glass of Exeter Cathedral” given by John Allan, President of the Devon Archaeological Society, and our forthcoming President for 2019-20. Over the last five years the provision of…

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Wildlife in Devon farmsteads and houses (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 21 November 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

Patrick Dillon* takes a look at some of the wild animals that share our living spaces. Historically, some animals, owls for example, were welcome and adaptations made to enable them to co-inhabit our living…

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