Research

Devon Suffrage Activists, 1866 – 1918

Devon History Society members collaborated during 2017-18 to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 by researching the lives of the women who were active in Devon during the suffrage campaigns between 1866 and 1918. The biographies written by members are published here.

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Food, Farming and Fishing in Devon During the First World War

Devon History Society members collaborated during 2015-2016 with the University of Exeter on a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Everyday Lives in War project. The first essays written by members were published in September 2015 and are available here:

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Devon History Society Orchard Project 2013-14

The Devon History Society Orchard Project is a DHS initiative to improve documentation of the decline of fruit growing in Devon – particularly East Devon – in the 19th century.  It has now completed transcription of orchard data from Devon tithe apportionments c. 1840, and the summary report is now available.

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