Parking available in the large car park adjacent to the Library.

Talks are free to NDAS members, visitors £2.50.           

Dates for your diary

Talks for Winter 2022/3

Apart from those designated ‘by Zoom’ all talks will be held in the Castle Centre, Barnstaple at 7.30pm.

18th October. John Smith: Roman Life. We welcome back John, whose talk on the Roman Military several years ago was very well received.

15th November. Dave Edgcombe: WW2 remains within the Coastal Heritage Project. We also welcome back Dave whose knowledge of the sites within the AONB is second to none.

17th January. Jason Monaghan: A Gallo-Roman Ship from Guernsey (by Zoom). A timely return to marine archaeology with this talk on the nationally important C2 AD wreck. Jason is an author and archaeologist and was formerly head of Heritage Services in Guernsey.

21st February. Janet Daynes: The Moistown Excavations Janet is the Site Director (ACE Archaeology) at Moistown, a medieval and post-medieval site near Winkleigh.

7th March. Chris Smart. New Discoveries in the Taw Valley (by Zoom). Chris is a Research Associate at Exeter University. He currently manages the National Lottery Heritage Fund project ‘Understanding Landscapes’ which is engaging the public in research on Roman and medieval landscapes in Devon and Cornwall. Included in this talk will also be an exclusive reveal of the latest Lidar discoveries from the project.

21st March AGM + social evening and book sale (details nearer the time).

18th April. Nick Arnold. The Appledore Civil War Fort. Nick is an author and historian. He has written the successful Horrible Science Series and also ‘Awesome Archaeology’. He is well known in Appledore for his involvement with the Book Festival as well as for his research into the Northam battlefield site and the Civil War Fort and for leading resistance to housing development in those locations.


14 July 2022 - Guided walk on Braunton Burrows led by Dave Edgcombe, visiting WW2 remains.

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