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March 2020

Snakes and Ladders (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 21 March 2020 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

Snakes and Ladders. The Interlinked Lives of Two Victorian Artists. An illustrated talk by Jenny Pery.

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Potters on the Heath (Entomology Section)

Sat. 21 March 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Kenn Centre, SX 914 866
Kennford, Devon

More fascination awaits us with further insights from John Walters on the extraordinary Heath Potter Wasp.

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Hallsands – a predictable disaster (History Section)

Mon. 23 March 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£3 – £4

A talk by Ursula Myers entitled “Hallsands – a Predictable Disaster - why the building of Devonport's North Yard led to the destruction of this South Hams village.” Cost: £3.00 members, £4.00 non-members.

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Benjamin Donn Map Study Day (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 28 March 2020
Torrington Town Hall, High Street
Torrington, Devon EX38 8HN

A study day to investigate Benjamin Donn's 1765 Map of Devon. Benjamin Donn (1729–1798) was born in Bideford and until 1768 was a ‘teacher of the mathematics and natural philosophy on the Newtonian principles’…

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April 2020

Visit to The Robey Trust, Tavistock (IA Section)

Sat. 4 April 2020 at 11:00 am
£3 – £5

A visit to The Robey Trust, Parade Business Park, Pixon Lane, Tavistock, PL19 9RQ. The trust is a charitable organisation dedicated to the preservation, restoration, operation and display of steam vehicles and other historic…

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The Cattewater Wreck (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 8 April 2020 at 7:30 pm

A talk The Tudor Cattewater wreck: research and re-interpretation by Martin Read.

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Visit to Orchard Wyndham (Buildings Section)

Wed. 15 April 2020 at 2:00 pm
£16

Orchard Wyndham: A home for over 700 years ​Sitting in a bowl on the edge of Exmoor, between the Brendon Hills to the east, and the Quantocks to the west, Orchard Wyndham is a…

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Babbacombe Pottery (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 16 April 2020 at 2:15 pm
Room F3, Newton Abbot Library, Passmore Edwards Building, Market St.
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ

A talk by Brian Lowndes-Pateman whose grandfather began the business in 1921 providing a printing and photography service. He later began making red pottery jars filled with 'Devon Violets' perfume, and these became his…

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The medieval Exe Bridge (Exeter Branch)

Fri. 17 April 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£3 – £3.50

DA President John Allan will give a talk on the first stone bridge across the River Exe at Exeter. The bridge was built c. 1200 along or close to a Saxon ford when the river…

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AGM 2020 (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 17 April 2020 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Branch Annual General Meeting, to include the election of officers. To be followed by a talk by Adrian Wills from the Rolle Canal Society on “Devon’s Forgotten Waterway”.

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Visit to Solland Farm (Botany Section)

Sat. 18 April 2020 at 11:00 am

Location: Solland Farm, Exbourne. Leader Mark Pool. A joint meeting with the Devon Bryophyte Group to look at mosses and liverworts. Solland is a 120-acre farm, managed with wildlife in mind. Contact the leader…

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Kents Cavern and Meadfoot (Geology Section)

Sat. 25 April 2020
Kents Cavern, Cavern House, Ilsham Road,
Torquay, Devon TQ1 2JF
£8

A morning visit to Kents Cavern and an afternoon trip to Meadfoot, Torquay. There is an £8 admission charge for the caves.

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