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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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March 2020

Cancelled: Hallsands – a predictable disaster (History Section)

Mon. 23 March 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£3 – £4

Please note that this event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure against the anticipated spread of the coronavirus. See our dedicated page for the latest updates. A talk by Ursula Myers entitled “Hallsands…

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May 2020

Cancelled: Copper Mine and Hunting Lodge (History & IA Sections)

Mon. 18 May 2020 at 11:00 am
£3 – £6

All DA events up to 30 June have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our dedicated page for the latest information. A guided tour of an old copper mine, followed by a…

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September 2020

Cancelled: Visit to Colyton (History Section)

Mon. 14 September 2020 at 11:30 am
£10 – £12

This event has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our dedicated page for the latest information. A visit to Colyton for a presentation in the morning on digitising and cataloguing the Feoffees…

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November 2020

Talking Tithes Maps (History Section)

Tue. 17 November 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

Held by Zoom video conferencing A talk and discussion led by Derek Smithers, Chairman DA History Section. “Tithe maps and apportionments are an important source of information about the history and topography of a…

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