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April 2018

Eldad Reimagined (IA Section)

Sun. 22 April 2018 at 10:45 am - 12:30 pm

Meet at 10:45 at the entrance to Plymouth Railway Station, for an 11:00 - 12:30 walk and talk on Brunel’s plans for a grand railway terminus. The leader will be Alan Barclay. In 1843…

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May 2018

Haytor Quarries and Granite Railway (IA Section)

Thu. 17 May 2018 at 10:30 am
£3 – £5

A 3 hour walk to be led by Peter Stanier. The tour includes visits to Haytor and Holwell Quarries, and will follow the granite tramway to the furthest, small quarry workings.  Meet at the…

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Mount Dinham, Exeter (IA Section)

Thu. 31 May 2018 at 11:00 am
£5 – £7

Note: a second visit has been arranged for 22 November 2018. See here for details. At short notice we have been able to arrange a special meeting on Thursday 31 May 2018 to visit…

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June 2018

Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station (IA Section)

Wed. 6 June 2018
£3 – £5

A visit to the Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station which is owned and operated by South West Water, where they produce power from water flowing off the western side of Dartmoor. The station, built…

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July 2018

Visit to Kelly Micaceous Haematite Mine (IA Section)

Thu. 19 July 2018 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£3 – £5

To be led by Mick Atkinson. As parking is limited at the mine, we will share cars to Kelly, which is near Lustleigh. Meet at 10am at Bovey Tracey car park (the one at…

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August 2018

Visit to Fremington Quay and Torridge Estuary (IA Section)

Mon. 13 August 2018 at 2:00 pm
£3 – £17

The visit consists of three related activities: 2.00 pm: Guided walk around Fremington Quay, looking at lime kilns, old railway sidings, Fremington dock, a visit to the interpretative centre (old signal box). The leader…

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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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