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DHS Web Site

Welcome to the new Devon History Society web site. The site has been designed and built by Richard Connett of Moleweb, www.moleweb.co.uk/, and, as can be seen, is much improved over the old site. The key features are: The new site is clearer and less cluttered News items are now listed separately from other posts Events appear

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Prize for Archaeologist Jan Oke

The University of Exeter’s Archaeology Department has announced that a prestigious bursary set up in partnership with Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh Salterton has been awarded to Little Knowle resident Jan Oke. Jan is the third recipient of the Angela & Tony Colmer Bursary, established to honour the husband and wife team who devoted many years as

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St Sidwells Community Centre – Autumn 2016 Heritage Talks

This November join us at the St Sidwells Community Centre for a series of exciting new heritage talks relating to St Sidwells and the wider area. Doors open at 19:30 for a 20:00 start. £3.50 per person or £10.00 for all four talks. Refreshments and nibbles included. Pay on the door. Wednesday 2nd Nov “The

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The Devon – Newfoundland Story

In the first two weeks of April 2017, the Devonshire Association, working with the Devon Family History Society, is celebrating nearly 600 years of contact and interaction between Devon and Newfoundland.

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Tramway Acts and Railway Orders

I have recently been working on a collection of Parliamentary Tramway Acts and Railway Orders, and came across some referring to towns and cities in Devon which might be of interest to historians in Devon. The Acts and Orders are: Sutton Harbour (Tramways) Act 1872 Devonport Corporation (General Powers) Act 1902 An Act to Authorize

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