South Devon Branch


Newton Abbot Library

The South Devon Branch of the DA covers the council districts of Teignbridge and South Hams and the unitary authority of Torbay. It meets in Newton Abbot but seeks to reach the wider membership of all who live in South Devon.

We meet for talks in the six winter months of November to April and arrange three excursions of a varied nature during the summer months. We have a small committee which arranges a programme of speakers and walk leaders that covers all aspects of the county.

We also encourage our members to belong to one or more of the DA’s Sections (special interest groups) of which there are eight, covering everything from Botany to Music.

Our indoor meetings are currently held in Room F3 at Newton Abbot Library (the Passmore Edwards Building) in Market Street, TQ12 2RJ. Usually held on the third Thursday of the month at 2.15 pm, they last for about 45 minutes. At present the venue from November 2020 is uncertain; an update will follow.

Visitors and new members are particularly welcome at all our events. At present there is no charge to members of the DA for attending a Branch meeting, but to help cover costs we will ask for a small voluntary donation. Non-members pay £2. Due to financial constraints set by the Executive Committee, a resolution was passed at our 2020 AGM to charge members £2 and non-members £4 to attend a talk, from November 2020.



(As of Jan 2020)

Chairman: Jonathan Aylett
Hon. Treasurer: Colin Turner
Secretary: Mrs A. Maltby. Tel: 07771 277761, email:
Committee: Mrs. V. Haslam, Mr J. Maltby, Christine Reader


See the forthcoming events organised by the Branch.

It’s also possible to review the Branch’s past events.

Branch postings

The following pages are written and maintained by members of the Branch.

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