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April 2019

Blackborough Whetstone Mines (IA Section)

Mon. 8 April 2019 at 10:00 am
£3 – £5

Meet at Blackborough Village Hall (GR ST096088) at 10.00am (on left at top of hill) for talks about the geology of the area, the mining methods used, and the use, transport and sale of…

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May 2019

Visit to Heathcoat Fabrics (IA Section)

Thu. 9 May 2019 at 2:00 pm

This visit to Heathcoat Fabrics Limited in Tiverton (EX16 5LL) provides a rare opportunity to see inside the textile mill that was founded in Tiverton by John Heathcote in 1816 in order to escape…

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Leats and Landscape (Geology and IA Sections)

Sat. 11 May 2019 at 10:00 am
£3 – £4

Exploring the leats and the landscape around Exe Island, Exeter. With Martin Watts and Jenny Bennett. We meet at 10 am the Mill on the Exe Restaurant/pub for a short talk about the area…

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June 2019

Field trip to Mid-Cornwall (IA Section)

Sat. 15 June 2019 - Sun. 16 June 2019
£3 – £10

IASDA / SCIAS Field Trip Visit to Mid-Cornwall, part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Saturday 15th June Luxulyan Valley 9.00 am Assemble at the Carclaze Inn. PL25 4EJ…

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July 2019

Industrial Archaeology of the lower Plym Valley (IA Section)

Thu. 18 July 2019 at 11:00 am

A walk guided by the author on the topic, Ernie Hoblyn, who will lead a trip up part of the Lee Moor Tramway and up the incline. We will look at an old ochre pit…

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September 2019

A Walking Tour of Exeter’s Interesting Bridges (IA Section)

Thu. 26 September 2019 at 10:30 am
£3 – £5

A walking tour of Exeter’s interesting bridges with Bill Harvey. Bill is a structural engineer with a passionate, lifelong interest in the history and construction of bridges. Exeter provides a rich variety of bridges…

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October 2019

A Guided Tour of the Axminster Carpet Factory (IA Section)

Tue. 22 October 2019 at 2:30 pm
£3 – £5

This guided tour of the Axminster Carpet Factory, Axminster will show us the manufacture of quality carpets on both Axminster and Wilton looms. The tour begins at 2.30 and should last about 1½ hours.…

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November 2019

Shapland & Petter: craft furniture and more (IA Section)

Thu. 14 November 2019 at 11:30 am
Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square
Barnstaple, EX32 8LN
£3 – £5

Meet at the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon (N end of Long Bridge). Alison Mills, the Museum director, will talk about the history and production of Shapland and Petter (established 1850s). Best known…

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January 2020

The History of Exeter Airport (IA Section)

Wed. 15 January 2020 at 11:00 am
Thorverton Memorial Hall, Silver Street
Thorverton, Devon EX5 5LT
£3 – £5

A talk  "The History of Exeter Airport" by Geoff Myers (managing director of the airport 1991-2007). Lunch in a Thorverton pub after the meeting is planned. DA members £3.00, non-members £5.00. Directions: From the…

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February 2020

AGM 2020 (IA Section)

Sat. 15 February 2020 at 10:00 am
Dolphin Hotel, Station Road
Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AL
£3 – £5

The Industrial Archaeology Section's AGM 2020. Meet for coffee at 10.00 am. At 10.30, Mike Barr, Independent Geologist and Geographic Information System (GIS) and Aerial Photography Consultant will talk on The Geology of Devon…

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March 2020

Visit to Two Rivers Paper Mill (IA Section)

Tue. 10 March 2020 at 10:45 am
£3 – £5

A visit to Two Rivers Paper Mill, Roadwater, Watchet TA23 0QS. This is a historic mill that continues to make high quality paper for artists by traditional methods. https://www.tworiverspaper.com/ Option of lunch at a…

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April 2020

Cancelled: Visit to The Robey Trust, Tavistock (IA Section)

Sat. 4 April 2020 at 11:00 am
£3 – £5

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 visit to The Robey Trust, Parade Business Park, Pixon Lane,…

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