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June 2024

Visit to Tor Royal Farm, Princetown (Tavistock Branch)

Wed. 5 June 2024 at 3:00 pm

A visit to the historic grade II* listed Tor Royal – a house built by Thomas Tyrwhitt between 1785 and 1793. Tyrwhitt was also responsible for building Dartmoor Prison and the original Plymouth and…

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Commemoration of the Sampford Courtenay Western Rising (History Section)

Fri. 7 June 2024 at 4:00 pm
Sampford Courtenay Village Hall, Chapple Lane
Sampford Courtenay, Devon EX20 2SY

Sampford Courtenay Western Rising, 475th Anniversary Commemoration Two talks: Sue Andrew ‘Before the Storm: Sampford Courtenay’s Church and Church House in the Early 16th Century’ and Professor Mark Stoyle ‘A Tudor Tragedy: The Western…

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‘Geogeoepiscopal rambles’: through rural Devon with Beatrix Cresswell

Tue. 18 June 2024 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

‘Geogeoepiscopal rambles’: through rural Devon with Beatrix Cresswell, 1861-1940. A Zoom talk presented by Jeremy Burchardt – Reading University Jeremy is a rural historian based in the Department of History at Reading. His research…

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September 2024

2024 Annual Conference

Thu. 12 September 2024

Our 2024 Conference will take place on Thursday 12 September 2024 at Escot. Details will be posted as they become available.

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The Land between the Moors: Past, Present and Future

Tue. 17 September 2024 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

A Zoom talk presented by Michael Winter OBE – Exeter University Professor Michael Winter holds the Glanely Chair in Agricultural Change at the University of Exeter and chairs Devon’s Local Nature Partnership. He has…

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Fossils in the Triassic Red Rocks of Sidmouth and East Devon (Geology Section)

Sat. 28 September 2024 at 10:30 am
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£4 – £5

A talk by Rob Coram. The Jurassic Coast World Heritage site is justly famed for the prolific marine fossils collected in Dorset. Much less well known are the older red rocks that form the…

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October 2024

Branch AGM and President’s talk (Exeter Branch)

Wed. 9 October 2024 at 2:00 pm
The Mint Methodist Centre, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT

Our annual AGM will be preceded by a talk by the DA President (to be announced). This will include a Devon tea @ £7 pp. Booking is essential.

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Exercise Tiger: Disaster and Deception (History Section)

Thu. 10 October 2024 at 2:00 pm
Slapton Village Hall, Wood Lane
Slapton, Devon TQ7 2QZ
£6 – £8

Exercise Tiger: Disaster and Deception, 80th Anniversary Commemoration A talk by Graham Hawkins at Slapton Village Hall. Exercise Tiger was one of the large-scale rehearsals for D-Day held off the South Devon coast in…

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A science talk (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 11 October 2024 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk to be given in conjunction with the Sidmouth Science Festival. Details to follow.

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The witchcraft series: fear, myth and magic. (Lit &Art Section)

Sat. 12 October 2024 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£3 – £5

An illustrated talk by Anne Jackson (www.annejackson.co.uk). Anne is an exceptionally talented textile artist, working in knotted tapestry and exhibiting nationally and internationally. For some years she has been pursuing a long-term project, entitled…

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The DA presents a Zoom talk

Tue. 15 October 2024 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

Details are not yet confirmed for this planned event. Watch this space! This talk is part of The Devonshire Association Monthly Lecture Series – a programme of talks on a wide range of topics…

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Axminster and its Heritage, with AGM (Buildings Section)

Sat. 26 October 2024 at 10:00 am
Axminster Heritage Centre, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street
Axminster, Devon EX13 5AH

The Buildings Section's autumn meeting. Axminster is a lot more than carpets. With origins in the Stone and Bronze Ages, it lies at a major Roman crossing: the Fosse Way from Lincoln to Seaton,…

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