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May 2019

Visit to Heathcoat Fabrics (IA Section)

Thu. 9 May 2019 at 2:00 pm

A visit to Heathcoat Fabrics Limited, Tiverton, Devon EX16 5LL The number is limited so booking will be required.

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Visit to Crownhill Fort (Buildings Section)

Fri. 10 May 2019 at 11:00 am

Crownhill Fort is one of a line of defensive structures built along the northern edge of Plymouth in the 1860s in response to a perceived threat of invasion by the French. Two hour guided…

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Leats and Landscape (Geology and IA Sections)

Sat. 11 May 2019

Exploring the leats and the landscape around Shilhay and Exe Island, Exeter. With Martin Watts and Jenny Bennett. We aim to meet at the Mill on the Exe for a short talk about the…

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Visit to Halsdon Wood (Entomology Section)

Sat. 11 May 2019 at 10:00 am

Halsdon Wood is a Devon Wildlife Trust Site. Meet at Ashwell carpark at the north end of the reserve SS554130. Bring packed lunch. This is a joint meeting with the Devon Fly group and…

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Dartmoor – a wild and wondrous region (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 11 May 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

An illustrated talk by Peter Mason.

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The Elephant’s Graveyard (Botany Section)

Sun. 12 May 2019 at 10:00 am

A field trip to "The Elephant's Graveyard", Axmouth – Lyme Regis Undercliffs NNR. With David Allen and Donald Campbell in search of Purple Gromwell (Lithospermum purpureocaeruleum) and a count of Nottingham Catchfly (Silene nutans)…

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Dawlish Warren Day (Exeter & S Devon Branches)

Tue. 14 May 2019 at 10:00 am
Langstone Cliff Hotel, Mount Pleasant Road
Dawlish Warren, Devon EX7 0NA

A joint Exeter Branch and South Devon Branch arrangement Dawlish Warren Day will be a celebration of the magnificent, multi-designated and intensively studied sand spit at the mouth of the Exe Estuary. The morning…

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Visit to Kents Cavern (History Section)

Wed. 15 May 2019 at 2:00 pm
Kents Cavern, Cavern House, Ilsham Road,
Torquay, Devon TQ1 2JF
£12 – £14

A visit to Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay. This will include a cave tour revealing evidence of very early human life in this country, and presentation. Note that the date of this event is…

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Visit to Green Haven (Entomology Section)

Sat. 18 May 2019 at 10:30 am

A visit to Green Haven, Ilsington. This is a small private nature reserve belonging to our member Helen Heathman who has kindly opened it up to us. Park on the side of the road…

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Holne Chase (Botany Section)

Sat. 18 May 2019 at 11:00 am

Details to be confirmed. NON-MEMBERS WELCOME. Bring packed lunch and appropriate footwear. Please contact the leader if you wish to attend – meeting details can sometimes change at short notice and if the weather…

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2019 Annual Conference

Fri. 31 May 2019 - Sun. 2 June 2019

Our 2019 Conference will be held in Launceston, just over the border in Cornwall. We last met there in 1909. Full details and a booking form will be included in the Spring 2019 issue…

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June 2019

Glacial History of Wales & SW England (Geology Section)

Sat. 8 June 2019 at 10:30 am
Teign Heritage Centre, Teignmouth, 29 French Street
Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8ST United Kingdom

A lecture by Professor Phil Hughes (University of Manchester).

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