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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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January 2021

AGM 2021 (History Section)

Mon. 25 January 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

Held by Zoom video conferencing The History Section's annual general meeting. To be followed by "The early censuses (1801 to 1831), and how they can be used to inform Devon's local history", a talk…

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February 2021

The Rise and Fall of Membland (History Section)

Sat. 20 February 2021 at 11:00 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

Held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Ursula Myers who is a retired university lecturer, NT volunteer, researcher and tour guide. She will look at the Membland estate in the time of Edward…

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March 2021

The History of Dartmoor (History Section)

Mon. 22 March 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Paul Rendell exploring the history of Dartmoor from the Bronze Age to the present day. Paul Rendell, also known as ’Dartmoor Paul’, is a…

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April 2021

The History of Mount Batten (History Section)

Wed. 14 April 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing This talk by Robin Blythe-Lord will trace the history of Mount Batten, a promontory that juts out into the Cattewater in Plymouth and is the site of…

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