The Branches cover most of the county and offer a broad range of topics tailored to the diverse interests of their members. Each Branch has its own committee, which arranges an annual programme of events, including talks, walks, excursions and social gatherings. Indoor venues are largely used in winter and are selected on the basis of their suitability, comfort, and easy reach of public transport. Outdoor activities are largely run in summer months with an eye to ease of access and modest exertion.
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All images courtesy of Antony T Buller, except Bideford, courtesy of Peter Keene.

Axe Valley

Chairman Dr D J Westlake
Hon. Secretary Mrs K Gray (Tel: 01404 831867)
Hon. Treasurer Dr M C Barr
Membership Secretary Dr D J Westlake
Publicity Officer S Day-Lewis
Committee B Glasspool
Axe Valley (Axmouth)


Chairman Mrs M Young
Vice-Chairman T E A Barclay
Hon Treasurer Mrs S Hateley
Hon Secretary Mrs W Roden (Tel. 01237 459224)

Membership Secretary Miss E Brain, 5 Glenburnie Road, Bideford, EX39 2LW
(Tel: 01237 477701)

Programme Secretary Dr C Cornford (Email:
AGM Secretary N Wells (Email:
Examiner of Accounts Mrs S Cornford
Committee R H Jarvis, N Wells, M Wright

East Devon

Chairman Rev G Wrayford
Hon Secretary vacant
Hon. Treasurer R I Wallace
Committee Mrs V Arthur, Mrs M S Carnochan, Mrs S D Gibbard, Mrs J Hall (Publicity), Mrs H J Harland (Membership), T Hitchcock
East Devon (Sidmouth)


Chairman G. Harding
Vice-Chairman N S Macaulay
Hon. Secretary Mrs P A Bonning-Snook, 305 Pinhoe Road, Exeter EX4 8AD (Tel. 01392 467346)
Hon. Treasurer Dr M Fuest
Committee Prof. A T Buller (Publicity), Mrs H M Mitchelmore (Minutes Secretary), Mrs S Mutton
Exeter Quay

South Devon

Chairman C W Turner
Secretary Mrs K Morris, 28 Parkelands, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9BJ
Hon. Treasurer C V L Godwin
Committee Mrs J M Godwin, Mrs J Owen Hutchinson, Mrs P Turner, Mrs C Smith, A Woods, Mrs G Woods
Newton Abbot Library

Tavistock and District

Chairman John Killingbeck
Hon Secretary John Newcombe, 2 Hessary View, Tavistock, PL19 0EZ (Tel: 01822 615885, email:
Hon Treasurer Anthony Golding
Programme Secretary Mrs Sheila Phillips
Tavistock Pannier Market

Plymouth and District

Chairman Dr R M H Hodgson
Vice-Chairmen P Smith & Dr G T Boalch
Hon Treasurer E W Luscombe
Hon Secretary P J Woodley, Flat 35, Chichester House, 80 Citadel Road Plymouth, PL1 3BA (Tel. 01752 228526) (Email:
Independent Examiner R L Dobson
Committee Prof M B Hart, Miss J Hipsey, Dr A Lewis, Ms J L Sanders
Plymouth (Smeaton's Tower)