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Devon Bridges – Trackways Through Time (History Section & Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 23 June 2023 at 10:00 am

£10 – £12

An event organised by the Tavistock and West Devon Branch in association with the History Section. The talks will be held at Postbridge Village Hall with a walk to the local historic bridges (weather permitting).

Postbridge clapper and road bridges. Photo courtesy of Dr Sue Andrew


  • 10.00 a.m. Coffee
  • 10.30 Welcome: Joan Jones, Tavistock and West Devon Branch
  • 10.35 Introduction: Sue Andrew, History Section
  • 10.40 Talk: Dartmoor’s Bridges Ancient and Modern by Andy Crabb, DNPA Archaeologist
  • 11.40 Break
  • 11.45 Talk: Devon’s Railway Bridges by Dave Gent, Head of Bridges and Structures, Engineering Consultancy Services Ltd
  • 12.45 p.m. Lunch and self-guided visit to Postbridge clapper and road bridges (approximately 8 minutes walk) and the DNPA Visitor Centre
  • 2.00 Talk: Grand Challenges: Looking After Devon’s Bridges by Kevin Dentith, Chief Engineer (retired), Bridges and Structures, Devon County Council
  • 3.00 Talk: The Clam Bridges of Dartmoor by Peter F. Mason, Dartmoor Historian and author
  • 3.30 Closing remarks: Elizabeth Rutledge, Tavistock and West Devon Branch
  • 3.35 Tea and depart

Price for the day £10 for DA members, £12 for non-DA members. Morning coffee and afternoon tea will be provided. Attendees are invited to bring a packed lunch, or sandwiches can be provided at an added cost of £5 pp.

Advance booking is essential via the Organiser (details below).


Fri. 23 June 2023
10:00 am
£10 – £12
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Tavistock & W. Devon Branch (Wyn Cudlip)


Postbridge Village Hall
Postbridge, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6SY