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September 2018

Visit to the Hayle area (IA Section)

Mon. 17 September 2018 - Wed. 19 September 2018

Hayle Photo: Pat Milton Three days of field trips organised in conjunction with the Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society (SIAS) to some of the World Heritage industrial sites in the Hayle area of West Cornwall.…

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October 2018

Plymouth’s Hidden Railways (IA Section)

Tue. 23 October 2018 at 10:30 am
Meavy Parish Hall Yelverton, Devon PL20 6PJ
£3 – £5

A talk by Paul Burkhalter who has researched Plymouth’s industrial railways for many years and has just published his latest book on the topic. £3.00 for DA members, £5.00 for non-members. No limit on…

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November 2018

Atlantic Telegraph Cables (IA Section)

Tue. 13 November 2018 at 10:30 am
Coldridge Village Hall, Map Ref. SS 698 076
2 miles west of the A 377 at Lapford, EX17 6AX
£3 – £5

A talk by John Dike who will describe attempts to establish telegraph communication between Britain and America from 1858 onwards, and include demonstrations of some of the problems of early telegraphy and the challenges…

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Mount Dinham, Exeter. 2nd visit (IA Section)

Thu. 22 November 2018 at 11:00 am
£5 – £7

After our well-attended visit on 31 May, we have been able to arrange a further visit to Mount Dinham Cottages / Almshouses and to St Michaels Church in Exeter. It is a Conservation Area,…

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January 2019

From Beer Quarry to cathedral (IA Section)

Wed. 16 January 2019 at 10:30 am
Thorverton Memorial Hall, Silver Street
Thorverton, Devon EX5 5LT
£3 – £5

From Beer Quarry to building a cathedral: the work of a stonemason A talk by Peter Dare. Peter is an internationally-known stonemason and cathedral architect who did his apprenticeship at Beer Quarry, worked on…

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February 2019

AGM 2019 (IA Section)

Sat. 9 February 2019 at 10:00 am
Dolphin Hotel, Station Road
Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AL
£3 – £5

The Industrial Archaeology Section's AGM 2019. Meet at 10 am for coffee. At 10:30, Rick Stewart FSA, mining historian, will talk on Miner's Health and Welfare in the Tamar Valley. This will be followed…

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March 2019

Torridge Bridges and SS Freshspring (IA Section & Bideford Branch)

Tue. 26 March 2019 at 10:30 am
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£3 – £5

A talk by Professor Bill Harvey, who is a world expert on masonry arch and tunnel behaviour and the author of a widely-used software package for the analytical assessment of arch bridges and viaducts.…

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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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