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July 2021

The Serge Trade in Devon (IA Section)

Thu. 22 July 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Peter Maunder. Devon's serge trade has received relatively little attention from modern historians and remains poorly understood. Based on his research into the cloth…

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September 2021

What a load of rubbish (IA Section)

Tue. 14 September 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Peter Daniel. Full title:  'What a load of rubbish - the History and Industrial Archaeology of Solid Wastes Management'. The talk is an overview…

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October 2021

Industrial Archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley (IA Section)

Wed. 6 October 2021 at 11:00 am
£3 – £5

This field trip will explore the industrial remains to be found in a walk from Shaugh Bridge car park to look at the china clay dries, brickworks and iron ore mining and tramway remains.…

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Coldharbour Mill (IA Section)

Thu. 14 October 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “Coldharbour Mill in the Context of the Industrial Revolution”, given by Peter Fisher. The talk is an overview of the development of Coldharbour Mill, at…

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November 2021

My Life and Work with Horses (IA Section)

Wed. 3 November 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Jonathan Waterer about his life spent working with horses on the farm where he and his wife Fiona now live at Higher Biddacott, Chittlehampton.…

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January 2022

The History of Sailcloth Manufacture (IA Section)

Thu. 27 January 2022 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Richard Sims, full title ‘Coker Canvas: The History of Sailcloth in the Somerset/Dorset Area’. The talk will discuss the preparation of flax, and hemp…

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February 2022

AGM 2022 and talk on Thomas Newcomen (IA Section)

Sat. 19 February 2022 at 10:30 am
Dolphin Hotel, Station Road
Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AL
£3 – £5

A short AGM and members' short papers will be followed by a talk given by Steve Grudgings “Thomas Newcomen, The Man, His Engines and the West Country”. Thomas Newcomen (1664–1729) was born in Dartmouth,…

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March 2022

Delivering a soft landing for NASA’s Perseverance Rover (IA Section)

Thu. 24 March 2022 at 11:30 am
Thorverton Memorial Hall, Silver Street
Thorverton, Devon EX5 5LT
£3 – £5

Peter Hill, the Director of Heathcoat Fabrics will talk on “Delivering a soft landing for NASA's Perseverance Rover: the manufacture and use of Heathcoat’s specialist fabric for the Mars Landing”. Registration is not required…

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April 2022

Talk & Ride on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (IA Section)

Thu. 28 April 2022 at 11:00 am
Hannington Hall Martinhoe, Devon EX31 4QT
£12 – £14

Ian Cowling, a trustee of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway company, will give a talk on the history of the railway and the plans for its future. The talk will be held in Hannington…

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May 2022

Walking tour of Bere Ferrers Silver Mines (IA Section)

Thu. 26 May 2022 at 1:00 pm
Bere Alston Station Yelverton, Devon PL20 7ES
£5 – £7

A walking tour of Bere Ferrers Silver Mines, led by Peter Claughton. About 2.5 miles on footpaths and roads with some steep sections, which should last no more than 3 hours. This is a…

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June 2022

Upper Plym Valley Field Trip (IA Section)

Thu. 16 June 2022 at 10:30 am
£3 – £5

Ernie Hoblyn will lead a walking tour of Dewerstone quarries, Tavistock and South Devon Railway link, Shaugh Bridge brickworks, and Neomi iron mine. We will follow the route of the tramway to the Dewerstone…

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July 2022

Walking tour of Charterhouse Lead Mines (IA Section)

Wed. 6 July 2022 at 11:00 am
Free

A guided walk of Mendips Lead Mining Sites at Charterhouse with Geoff Fitton and Peter Daniel. The Romans mined lead on Mendip from AD 49 for around 350 years, and several ingots of lead…

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