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2018 Spring Meeting

This will take place at Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HG, on Saturday 28 April 2018. The agenda is as follows:

9:45-10:20 – coffee and registration
10:20-10:30 – Chairman’s introduction
10:30-11:30 – JMW Turner in the West Country by Prof. Sam Smiles (Visiting specialist in British Art 1750-1950 at the University of Plymouth)
11:30-12:00 – coffee break
12:00-13:00 – The history of clothing and fashion by Shelley Tobin (Assistant Curator at Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, and Costume Curator at Killerton House)
13:00-14:00 – lunch (self-provided* or available from the Museum café)
14:00-15:00 – Recording Devon photographically 1850s-1870s by Dr Tom Greeves (cultural environmentalist and independent scholar)
15:00-15:30 – tea
15:30-16:45 – Torquay Museum and its collections, including a visit behind-the-scenes to the stores, by Barry Chandler (Curator, Torquay Museum)

*Please note that the museum restricts the consumption of food and drink in the café and museum to items bought on the premises. You are welcome to bring your own sandwiches, or buy them down the road, but you can’t eat them inside the museum. The café only accepts cash, by the way.

Tickets are available in two ways. Our preference is that people book places via Eventbrite. This way you can seamlessly book your place and pay all in one transaction. If you click on this link, it should take you to the appropriate page of the Eventbrite server, where you will be able to book tickets and pay for them there and then with your card. If you book this way you do not need to send us a booking form.

Alternatively, if you would rather book the old-fashioned way, please send the completed booking form together with a cheque for £10 per paid-up member to The Friends of Devon’s Archives, c/o Brian Carpenter, Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Exeter EX2 7NL. Note, non-members are more than welcome to attend but the price for the day is £12.99 per non-member.

The above agenda is available as a pdf here.

The booking form is available as a pdf here.

2018 Autumn Meeting and AGM

This will take place at Polsloe Priory, Exeter, on Saturday 29 September 2018. Details will follow nearer the time.

Past events

Details of some past events can be found here.