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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 traces the history of Mount Batten, a promontory that juts out into the Cattewater in Plymouth and is the site of the…

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July 2021

The History of Haldon Belvedere (History Section)

Wed. 7 July 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

Haldon Belvedere, Haldon, Devon Public domain To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Sue Knox. Sue is a retired doctor and Red Coat Guide. She has lived within a couple of…

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October 2021

The Upton Pyne Barrows and the Early Bronze Age in Devon (History Section)

Mon. 11 October 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “The Upton Pyne Barrows and the Early Bronze Age in Devon” to be given by Henrietta Quinnell. The talk will look at what is known…

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November 2021

The Colourful Arms of Devon’s Colourful Gentry (History Section)

Sat. 20 November 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “The Colourful Arms of Devon's Colourful Gentry” by Dr David Oates. Devon churches are blessed with a good number of surviving hatchments. These give an…

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January 2022

Angela, Baroness Burdett-Coutts – the DA’s first lady (History Section)

Mon. 24 January 2022 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

A talk “Angela, Baroness Burdett-Coutts - the DA's first lady” to be given by Robin Wootton (DA President). Due to unforeseen circumstances the AGM elements planned to be held before the talk were postponed…

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February 2022

Distribution of Town Fieldnames in Devon (History Section)

Mon. 21 February 2022 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “Distribution of Town Fieldnames in Devon” to be given by Claude Williams. Background: Field-names contained in the Tithe Map documents c. 1840 for fields located…

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April 2022

AGM 2022 followed by “General Lawrence and His Tower” (History Section)

Mon. 4 April 2022 at 2:00 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT

Haldon Belvedere, Haldon, Devon Public domain The History Section AGM took place at 2 p.m. in the Rowe Hall of the Mint Methodist Centre and was followed by a talk “General Lawrence and His…

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James Davidson’s Church Notes, 1826-1844 (History Section)

Wed. 20 April 2022 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

A talk given by Dr Jill Cobley. Presented by the Devon & Cornwall Record Society in conjunction with the DA's History Section. St Mary's Church, Ottery St Mary In the mid nineteenth century the…

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May 2022

19th Century Field-Names of Bridestowe Parish (History Section)

Thu. 5 May 2022 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “19th Century Field-Names of Bridestowe Parish” by Ellen Chaplin (School of English, Nottingham University). This will be a joint event with Tavistock and West Devon…

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Yarner, its woods and the Yarrow Copper Mine (History Section)

Wed. 18 May 2022
£2 – £9

A morning talk and an afternoon guided walk, either or both of which can be booked separately. At 11 am historian Dr Frances Billinge will give a talk entitled “The History of Yarner, Bovey…

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