Tagged: place-names

East Devon Branch report: Feb to Jul 2017

At our Branch Annual General Meeting in February, Rod Wallace retired from his position as Branch Treasurer, a role he has filled with distinction, and Trevor Hitchcock also retired from the committee after many...

South Devon Branch report: Feb to Aug 2017

Our winter season of talks continued in February with Dr Sue Andrew’s fascinating talk about the church houses of Devon. She told us that most of them had been built in the 90 year...

East Devon Branch report: Sep 2016 to Jan 2017

In September, and as a prelude to our winter series of talks, many branch members enjoyed our annual ‘Meet the President’ social evening with a buffet supper at the Sidmouth Rugby Club. Dr Todd...

Devon Place Names (S Devon Branch)

A talk “Devon Place Names”, their origins, evolution and explanation, with slides showing how the names relate to the landscape. By Robert Hesketh, in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Newton Abbot. Post-event report It was...

President’s Symposium, October 2016

Historians, their Manuscripts, and the Creation of History. On 1 October, a sell-out audience flocked to Petroc College,Tiverton, for Dr Todd Gray’s Presidential Symposium entitled Historians, their manuscripts and the creation of history. The event...