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November 2020

Brunel’s Grand Designs (IA Section)

Thu. 19 November 2020 at 11:00 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by David Greenfield (introduced by Mary Miles). The talk will include stories behind some of Brunel’s famous bridges. David Greenfield is a civil engineer and…

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December 2020

Silver Mining in Devon (IA Section)

Thu. 10 December 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Peter Claughton (introduced by Mick Atkinson). This presentation will look at the mining and processing of silver-bearing ores in Devon from the medieval period…

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January 2021

The Wreck of the HMS Montagu off Lundy (IA Section)

Thu. 21 January 2021 at 3:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk “The Wreck of the HMS Montagu off Lundy” by Hefin Meara. Important notes If you would like to join this meeting, please contact the Organiser…

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February 2021

AGM 2021 (IA Section)

Sat. 13 February 2021 at 11:00 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing The Section Annual General Meeting. Followed at 11.15 by a talk “Farming: the solution is within our grasp. So, why does it keep slipping through our fingers?”…

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March 2021

An Irish El Dorado (IA Section)

Fri. 5 March 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Dr Chris Standish. Full title: “An Irish El Dorado, Chalcolithic & Early Bronze Age Gold”. Important notes If you would like to join this…

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April 2021

Devon Tollhouses Lost and Found (IA Section)

Wed. 21 April 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Full title: “Devon Tollhouses Lost and Found – how new information challenges what we thought we knew”. A talk by Dr John Kanefsky. Important notes If you…

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May 2021

Iron ore mining in Devon and W. Somerset (IA Section)

Sat. 8 May 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Dr Mick Atkinson. Full title: “Iron ore mining in Devon and West Somerset and its links with the South Wales iron and steel industry”.…

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June 2021

Challenges Facing Heritage Rail (IA Section)

Tue. 22 June 2021 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Steve Oates entitled “Challenges Facing Heritage Rail in 2021 and Beyond....” Heritage railways attract some 13 million visitors each year; they retain and nurture…

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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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