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Industrial Archaeology of the lower Plym Valley (IA Section)

Thu. 18 July 2019 at 11:00 am

A walk guided by the author on the topic, Ernie Hoblyn, who will lead a trip up part of the Lee Moor Tramway and up the incline. We will look at an old ochre pit and a lead mine, and then cut back to inspect Cann Quarry, a major source of slate for Plymouth, and the Rumpole Quarry opposite.   We will see the remains of the canal, the leat, and the Plymouth and Dartmoor railway, and a fine viaduct.

Start 11.00am at the National Trust car park at Plym Bridge SX 525 586. Postcode PL7 4SR.

Plym Bridge is closed to vehicles. There are no public toilets nearby.

There will be an option for a pub lunch after the walk – details to be advised.

Numbers are not limited and no booking is required. The route is not particularly strenuous but a bit rough in places, so bring your boots.

(Note that the date of this event, originally advertised as Tuesday 16 July, was changed to Thursday 18 July in early March.)



Thu. 18 July 2019
11:00 am
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Industrial Archaeology Section (Bill Nichols)
01392 860695