Tagged: history

Hidden Cities Project (Exeter Branch)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk about the Hidden Cities Project by Dr Kate Osborne and Professor Fabrizio Nervola (University of Exeter). ‘Hidden Cities’ is a European project aimed at bringing...

Newton Abbot’s Workhouse (S Devon Branch)

A talk “Cries from the Workhouse Steps” about 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...

Cancelled: Newton Abbot’s workhouse (S Devon Branch)

Please note that this event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure against the anticipated spread of the coronavirus. See our dedicated page for the latest updates. John Ellis will talk to us about...

A Brief History of Torrington (Bideford Branch)

A talk by Dr Hugh Reed. He will describe his research and the background to his recent book delving into the long, interesting and colourful history of a Devon town that, until the mid...

Exeter Branch Report: Aug 2019 to Jan 2020

In early August (2019), several of our members joined local historian Dr David Pugsley at the Half Moon pub in Clayhidon for A re-enactment of the infamous 1853 Clayhidon Murder. Over coffee in the...

Breton woodworkers in early Tudor Devon (Plymouth Branch)

A talk Breton woodworkers in early Tudor Devon by John Allan, FSA, DA President 2019-2020. In this talk John will show that Devon and Cornwall had a large immigrant population at the end of...