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August 2022

Braunton Burrows (Botany Section)

Sun. 7 August 2022 at 11:00 am

Braunton Burrows have been famed for their exceptional flora for over three hundred years, and the site well-known amongst Devon botanists. This trip will focus on conservation works since 2014 undertaken by Plantlife in…

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A visit to Dolvin Road Cemetery (Tavistock Branch)

Mon. 8 August 2022 at 2:00 pm

In Tavistock, opposite the Duke of Bedford’s Dolvin Road cottages, built by the 7th duke in 1845–48, lies Dolvin Road cemetery. The cemetery has an interesting history, being a burial place for non-conformists, as…

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Visit to Forde Abbey and Gardens (Exeter Branch)

Tue. 9 August 2022

Forde Abbey Photo: Margaret Wilby Our country house excursion (delayed since 2019) will be to Forde Abbey, near Chard, Somerset. Originally built over 900 years ago for Cistercian monks, it was transformed from a…

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Braunton Burrows NNR (Entomology Section)

Tue. 23 August 2022 at 10:00 am

A joint meeting with Butterfly Conservation (BC). Leaders: Kim Leaver and Jamie Buxton-Gould (BC). Meet at Crow Point car park SS46883291 (parking is £2.00).

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September 2022

2022 Annual Conference

Fri. 2 September 2022 - Sun. 4 September 2022

We plan to hold our 2022 Annual Conference and AGM at the Royal Hotel in Bideford from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of September. Further details will appear here and on the conference main…

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A guided tour around Buckfast Abbey (Buildings Section)

Tue. 6 September 2022 at 2:00 pm
Buckfast Abbey Church Buckfast, Devon

A tour of the Abbey guided by Peter Beacham, former President and Chair of the DA and editor of the recent book on the history and archaeology of the Abbey. Booking is essential via…

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Visit to Seaton Tramway and Colyton (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 7 September 2022 at 11:30 am
Seaton Tramway, Harbour Road
Seaton, Devon EX12 2NQ

This visit will start at the Tramway in Seaton, when we will board a tram up to Colyton. We will be met in Colyton by our guide who will take us on a walking…

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Visit to Kilworthy Farm (Tavistock Branch)

Sat. 10 September 2022 at 2:00 pm
Kilworthy Farm, Chaddlehanger
Tavistock, Devon PL19 0JN

Kilworthy model farmstead was designed by Theophilus Jones and built in 1851 for the Duke of Bedford’s estate. The planned farmyard comprises a threshing barn with waterwheel and granary, cow house with dung pit,…

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Annual lunch (Exeter & E Devon Branches)

Wed. 14 September 2022 at 12:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7AE

Our Branch annual lunch at the Exeter Golf & Country Club will be preceded by a talk by DA President Professor John Mather (title to be announced). Members of the East Devon Branch have…

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A day in Okehampton by train (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 15 September 2022

A day trip to Okehampton, travelling by train along the recently re-opened railway line from Exeter. Join at your nearest station and change at Exeter. Visits to the Museum of Dartmoor Life and the…

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A visit to the Art Barn (Lit & Art Section)

Wed. 21 September 2022 at 2:30 pm

A visit to the Art Barn, the new prize-winning gallery of the sculptor Peter Randall-Page RA near Crockernwell, EX6 6NL. We hope Peter will be available to show us round. Numbers may be limited,…

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Divertimento Duo (Music Section)

Fri. 23 September 2022 at 7:30 pm
Ashburton Arts Centre, 15 West Street
Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7DT

Divertimento Duo – play and talk with Andrew Gillett (viola) & Lindsay Braga (violin) Further details to follow.

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