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October 2021

The Memorials in Tawstock Church (Buildings Section)

Sat. 30 October 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Dr Clive Easter who is an expert on church monuments and has been active in the Church Monuments Society since 1986. St Peter’s Church…

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AGM 2021 (Buildings Section)

Sat. 30 October 2021 at 3:15 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. The Annual General Meeting of the Buildings Section will take place online after the talk by Dr Clive Easter. All Members are invited to attend the meeting…

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November 2021

Admiral Preedy and the Victorian Internet (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 5 November 2021 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

A talk “Admiral Preedy and the Victorian Internet” to be given by Trevor Waddington OBE. Entrance fee: DA members £2, non-members £3.

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Newton Abbot’s Workhouse (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 November 2021 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ

A talk on Newton Abbot's Workhouse, to be given by John Ellis. The Union workhouse opened in 1839. By the 1890s it housed several hundred people and the conditions caused a national scandal.

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Devon Clockmakers (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 19 November 2021 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

A talk on Devon Clockmakers to be given by David Thompson. The talk is planned to be held in the Kingsley Room at the Burton, but may be held by Zoom if restrictions are…

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Our Crumbling Coastline (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 19 November 2021 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Kajal Donavan will give a talk entitled "Our crumbling coastline, the need to protect our coastline and why rock armour is the preferred option". Photo: Rock armour at Hollicombe Beach in Torbay. © Kajal…

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The Colourful Arms of Devon’s Colourful Gentry (History Section)

Sat. 20 November 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “The Colourful Arms of Devon's Colourful Gentry” by Dr David Oates. Important notes To join this meeting please contact an Organiser (details below). You will…

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Exploring the Indigo Trail (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 27 November 2021 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

A talk “Exploring the Indigo Trail: art, writing and journeys of all kinds” to be given by Jenny Balfour-Paul. All are welcome. DA members £2, non-members £3.

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December 2021

Camera Studies of East Devon Wildlife (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 3 December 2021 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

A talk “Camera Studies of East Devon Wildlife” to be given by David R White (photographer). Entrance fee: DA members £2, non-members £3.

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Babbacombe Pottery (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 9 December 2021 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ

A talk by Brian Lowndes-Pateman about Babbacombe Pottery, his family business. It was started by his grandfather in 1921 who provided a printing and photography service before he began making red pottery jars filled…

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Birdwatching on a cosmic scale (Geology Section)

Thu. 9 December 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “Birdwatching on a cosmic scale” to be given by Dr Daniel Field (University of Cambridge). Daniel Field’s research bridges the worlds of palaeontology and evolutionary…

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The History of Torrington (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 10 December 2021 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

A talk on The History of Torrington to be given by Emily Wapshott. The talk is planned to be held in the Kingsley Room at the Burton, but may be held by Zoom if…

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