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June 2023

Visit to the Teign Valley Railway Goods Yard (IA Section)

Tue. 6 June 2023 at 2:30 pm

A visit to the Teign Valley Railway Goods Yard at Christow, to be hosted by Colin Burges. “The Teign Valley branch railway was built in two halves by two companies, with twenty-one years separating…

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July 2023

Visit to Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (IA Section)

Sat. 1 July 2023 at 10:00 am
Fox Tor Cafe, Two Bridges Road
Princetown, Devon PL20 6QS

A guided walk to be led by Steve Holley of the Dartmoor Tin Workers Research Group. Meet at 10 am at the Fox Tor Cafe, Princetown. The walk will be over 4 miles on…

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September 2023

Tour of Sutton Harbour and visit to Plymouth Breakwater (IA Section)

Wed. 13 September 2023 at 10:30 am
£3 – £13

An event held jointly with members of the Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society. To be led by Nigel Overton, former curator of Plymouth City Heritage. This visit to Plymouth consists of: A morning tour around…

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Visits to two dairy farms (IA Section)

Wed. 27 September 2023 at 10:30 am
£5 – £7

Agriculture is the largest industry in Devon, and it has changed rapidly over the past few years.  We felt it important to explore the history and changes through a series of field visits and…

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October 2023

Cattle Then and Now (IA Section)

Mon. 9 October 2023 at 11:00 am
Thorverton Memorial Hall, Silver Street
Thorverton, Devon EX5 5LT
£3 – £5

Agriculture is the largest industry in Devon, and it has changed rapidly over the past few years.  We felt it important to explore the history and changes through a series of field visits and…

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November 2023

A talk about Trinity House (IA Section)

Sat. 18 November 2023 at 11:00 am
Royal Torbay Yacht Club, 12 Beacon Terrace
Torquay, Devon TQ1 2BH
Free

A talk entitled “Trinity House: the lighthouse and pilotage authority for England, Wales and Gibraltar” to be given by Captain David Parsons, a member of the Younger Brethren of Trinity House. Incorporated by Royal…

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Visit to the workshops of Leaky Finders (IA Section)

Thu. 30 November 2023 at 11:00 am
The Antique Village, on the B3181 between Cullompton and Pinhoe
Hele, Devon EX5 4PW
£10

A visit to the workshops of Leaky Finders, specialists in steam and heritage engineering. Apart from winning an award for its creative company name, Leaky Finders – founded by Rory Edwards in 2018 –…

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January 2024

Visit to Westaway Sails, Ivybridge (IA Section)

Thu. 25 January 2024 at 11:00 am
Westaway Sails, The Sail Loft
Erme Bridge, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9DU
£3

This British company of sailmakers was established in 1971 and has over 40 years’ experience in producing high quality sails for racing sails, cruising spinnakers and chutes. Sails manufactured in-house by Westaway have completed…

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February 2024

AGM 2024 and Paddle Steamer talk (IA Section)

Sat. 17 February 2024 at 11:00 am
Dolphin Hotel, Station Road
Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AL
£3 – £5

A talk “Challenges in Maintaining the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle” by John Megoran The Kingswear Castle was built by Philip & Sons of Dartmouth in 1924 for service on the River Dart, following sister…

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March 2024

Visit to North Wyke Research station (IA Section)

Tue. 19 March 2024 at 2:00 pm
£3 – £5

Agriculture is the largest industry in Devon, and it has changed rapidly over the past few years.  We felt it important to explore the history and changes through a series of field visits and…

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April 2024

Pipe Organs in Devon (IA Section)

Tue. 16 April 2024 at 11:00 am
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This day's event begins with a talk by Paul Hodges at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre(*), followed by an afternoon visit to the organ building workshop of William Drake Ltd. (*) Note that a late…

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May 2024

Visit to the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh (IA Section)

Thu. 23 May 2024 at 11:00 am
South Devon Railway, Dartbridge Road
Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0DZ
£3 – £5

A visit led by John Haslam. The South Devon Railway (SDR) is a seven-mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along the beautiful valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes.…

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