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September 2018

Spider Identification Workshop (Entomology Section)

Sat. 29 September 2018 at 10:30 am
The Kenn Centre, SX914866
Kennford, Devon

Spiders are our newest order to the Entomology Section (with honorary insect status) and the Devon Recorder, Matt Prince, will lead this practical session on starting to identify spiders. Specimens will be provided as…

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October 2018

Lewtrenchard Manor visit 2 (Buildings Section)

Tue. 16 October 2018 at 10:30 am
Lewtrenchard Manor, near Lewdown
Okehampton, Devon EX20 4PN
£10

A second visit this year to Lewtrenchard Manor, the Forgotten Garden, the Holy Well and St Peter’s Church. Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924), President of the Devonshire Association in 1896, is well known as a…

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Art, illusion and wing patterns of butterflies and moths (Entomology Section)

Sat. 20 October 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Kenn Centre, SX914866
Kennford, Devon

An illustrated talk by Professor Philip Howse. The visual world of animals is very different from ours and insectivores see images in the wings of butterflies and moths that we cannot see unless we…

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Devon Heritage Centre (Buildings Section)

Mon. 22 October 2018 at 10:00 am
Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Bittern Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7NL
£5

A visit to the Devon Heritage Centre, the repository of documents relating to Devon. Includes an introduction to the archive and a tour of the building. In the Search Room there will be a…

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Plymouth’s Lost and Industrial Railways (IA Section)

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

A talk by John Burkhalter. £3.00 for DA members, £5.00 for non-members. No limit on numbers.

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November 2018

AGM 2018 (Buildings Section)

Sat. 3 November 2018 at 10:00 am
St Lawrence Chapel, St Lawrence Lane
Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7DD
£9

Ashburton was the centre of the tin trade from Roman times and became a Stannary Town in 1285. It contains many historic buildings. St Lawrence Chapel is a unique and important Grade II* listed…

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Handmade Jewellery, Gold and Silver become a story that is treasured forever (Lit & Art Section)

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

Wayne Victor Meeten, who lives near Crediton, is one of the finest goldsmiths and silversmiths in the country, one of a handful in the world to have mastered the Japanese techniques of Mokume Gane,…

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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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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

A talk  “Recent research on the medieval glass of Exeter Cathedral” given by John Allan, President of the Devon Archaeological Society.

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Mount Dinham, Exeter. 2nd visit (IA Section)

Thu. 22 November 2018 at 11:00 am
£5 – £7

After our well-attended visit on 31 May, we have been able to arrange a further visit to Mount Dinham Cottages / Almshouses and to St Michaels Church in Exeter. It is a Conservation Area,…

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January 2019

Rural Electrification in Devon (IA Section)

Wed. 16 January 2019 at 10:30 am
Thorverton Memorial Hall, Silver Street
Thorverton, Devon EX5 5LT
£3 – £5

A talk by Bill Nichols. £3.00 for DA members, £5.00 for non-members. No limit on numbers.

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