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Exeter Branch report: Feb to Jul 2018

Our first spring lecture, entitled Landscape Gardens and F. W. (Frederick William) Meyer, was given on February 7th by Carolyn Keep. Born in 1852 in Grünhof, Meyer worked in his native Germany, Ghent and...

Royal Castle Hotel, Dartmouth. Venue for DA's annual conference 2018

156th Annual Conference, Dartmouth 2018

The Devonshire Association’s 156th Annual Conference and AGM was held at the Royal Castle Hotel and the Flavel Arts Centre in Dartmouth from Friday to Sunday, 1–3 June 2018. Rev. Peter Beacham OBE, Chairman...

A mystery photo

This group photo, part of our growing photographic archive curated by Dr Helen Wilson, was probably taken at of one of our Annual Meetings, maybe in the 1920s. Unlike many of the photographs in...

DA Photographic Archive

The DA holds its own archive of historical material, mostly composed of group photographs at Annual Meetings and past Presidents, together with some other less formal images, dating from 1893 to 1982 with lots...

South Devon Branch report: Sep 2017 to Jan 2018

On a fine September morning about ten Branch members assembled at Steamer Quay in Totnes for a boat trip down the Dart estuary. Accompanied by the captain’s eccentric commentary, we noted all the major...

Haldon Belvedere, Haldon, Devon

Exeter Branch report: Sep 2017 to Jan 2018

Our autumn programme began in September with an excellent annual lunch at the Exeter Golf & Country Club preceded by DA President David Fursdon talking about his duties as Lord Lieutenant of Devon, the...