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March 2022

The Exeter Workmen’s Dwellings Company (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 11 March 2022 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

A talk “The Exeter Workmen’s Dwelling Company” to be given by Richard Holladay. In the early 20th century, many of the poorer people of Exeter lived in appalling conditions. Dr. Charles Lovely realised that…

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Spring Meeting and Tea 2022 (Buildings Section)

Sat. 12 March 2022 at 2:15 pm
Devon Rural Archive, Modbury, Shilstone
Modbury, Devon PL21 0TW

The Buildings Section annual Spring Meeting and Tea will be held at the Devon Rural Archive, in Shilstone, near Modbury. There will be two talks from 2:15 pm: A lifetime of Thatching in Devon…

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The Industrial Revolution and Devon’s Gardens (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 17 March 2022 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk, full title: “The Effect of the Industrial Revolution and Empire on the Gardens of Devon”, to be given by Suzanne Jones. £2 for DA members, otherwise £4.

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The Northam Burrows Country Park (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 18 March 2022 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£1 – £3

A talk on The Northam Burrows Country Park. The speaker, Rose Roberts, is an environmental biologist who is passionate about our planet and is the Deputy Ranger for Northam Burrows. It is hoped that…

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Ben Mee: I Bought a Zoo (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 18 March 2022 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

A talk by Ben Mee, owner of Dartmoor Zoo. It will cover the breeding programme for endangered species. It is hoped that this will be a "room and zoom" meeting from the Parish Rooms…

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Earthquake chasing around the world (Geology Section)

Sat. 19 March 2022 at 10:30 am
Teign Heritage Centre, Teignmouth, 29 French Street
Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8ST United Kingdom

"Earthquake chasing around the world". A lecture by Dr Zoe Mildon from the University of Plymouth. We hope that this can be held at the Teign Heritage Centre, but possibly by Zoom. Confirmation will…

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April 2022

The History of Haldon Belvedere (History Section)

Mon. 4 April 2022 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT

A talk “The History of Haldon Belvedere” to be given by Sue Knox (retired doctor and Red Coat Guide).

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AGM & President’s Lecture 2022 (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 8 April 2022 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Branch AGM, and President's Lecture to be given by Dr Robin Wootton BSc, PhD, FLS, Hon FRES. An Association member since the 1960’s, Robin was a zoologist, entomologist biomechanicist, and occasional palaeoentomologist, who taught…

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Steve Knightley – Songs inspired by Devon (Music Section)

Wed. 13 April 2022 at 7:30 pm
The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street
Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ

Tickets will be available directly from the Plough Arts Centre. DA members will be prioritised, but early booking is recommended

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Visit to the Devon & Exeter Institution (Buildings Section)

Thu. 21 April 2022 at 2:00 pm
Devon & Exeter Institution, 7 Cathedral Close
Exeter, Devon EX1 1EZ

An escorted tour of the Devon and Exeter Institution in Cathedral Close, Exeter, followed by tea and cake. Booking is essential via the organiser (details below).

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Devon Great Consols Mine (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 April 2022 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk about Devon Great Consols Mine, near Tavistock, to be given by Rick Stewart. Once the most productive copper mine in the world, it also produced huge quantities of arsenic. £2 for DA…

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What tree rings can tell us of Devon’s buildings (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 29 April 2022 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “What tree rings can tell us of Devon’s buildings”  by Dr Andy Moir, dendrologist. Joining a Zoom meeting To join this meeting please contact the…

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