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March 2018

The Fursdon Estate (History Section) CANCELLED!

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

Please note that this talk has been cancelled due to the unseasonable weather. “How the Main Roles that I have played have related to the continuation of the Fursdon Estate”: a talk by David…

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May 2018

Visit to Sampford Courtenay (History Section)

Tue. 15 May 2018 at 10:30 am
£8 – £14

A visit to Sampford Courtenay and Solland Farm. Sampford Courtenay is most famous historically as a centre for the Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549 and where the rebels made their final stand The three-page…

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July 2018

Visit to Bampton & the Heritage Centre (History Section)

Wed. 18 July 2018 at 2:30 pm
Bampton Heritage Centre, St Michael and All Angels Church
Bampton, Devon
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£3 – £5

Presentations, talks and video relating to the history of Bampton. The two page flyer that advertised the event can be seen here. Report on the visit Inside Bampton church, showing the Heritage Centre display…

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September 2018

Devon Rural Archive Study Day (History Section)

Tue. 11 September 2018 at 11:00 am
Devon Rural Archive, Modbury, Shilstone
Modbury, Devon PL21 0TW
£20 – £22

A visit to Devon Rural Archive and a guided tour of Shilstone House. See the four-page flyer below for full details. Page 1 – details. Page 2 – booking form. Page 3 – location…

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November 2018

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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January 2019

AGM 2019 (History Section)

Mon. 28 January 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT

The Section's AGM will be followed by a short presentation entitled 10,000 years of Growth in Devon. Or how Devon has evolved over time given by Derek Smithers, Section chairman.

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March 2019

The Icelandic Adventures of Pike Ward (History Section)

Mon. 18 March 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£2 – £3

A talk by Katherine Findlay. Pike Ward was a Teignmouth fish merchant who at the turn of the last century instigated such trade with Iceland that he became a hugely important figure in that country's…

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May 2019

Visit to Kents Cavern (History Section)

Wed. 8 May 2019 at 1:00 pm
Kents Cavern, Cavern House, Ilsham Road,
Torquay, Devon TQ1 2JF
£12 – £14

A visit to Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay. This included a presentation and a cave tour revealing evidence of very early human life in this country. Report of the visit Members of the History…

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September 2019

Visit to the Museum of Dartmoor Life (History Section)

Mon. 9 September 2019 at 11:30 am
Museum of Dartmoor Life, Museum Courtyard, 3 West Street
Okehampton, Devon EX20 1HQ
£6 – £8

The Museum of Dartmoor Life is in Okehampton and our visit included a tour of the museum, refreshments, and a talk given by Paul Rendell. £6.00 per member and £8.00 per non-member. Report of…

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October 2019

Visit to Brixham Heritage Museum (History Section)

Mon. 14 October 2019 at 11:45 am
Brixham Museum, Bolton Cross
Brixham, Devon TQ5 8LZ
£6 – £8

A visit to the Brixham Heritage Centre including a talk on the Mayflower II project. Meet at the museum for an 11.45 start. Programme 11.45 am Guided walk round the museum. 12 45 pm…

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November 2019

Visit to Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter (History Section)

Mon. 18 November 2019 at 2:00 pm
Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Bittern Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7NL

A visit to the Devon Heritage Centre at Great Moor House, Exeter. This will include a tour and a look behind the scenes. Report of the visit Brian Carpenter, the Community Learning Officer, welcomed…

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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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