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Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station (IA Section)

Wed. 6 June 2018

£3 – £5

A visit to the Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station which is owned and operated by South West Water, where they produce power from water flowing off the western side of Dartmoor. The station, built in the 1930’s, is the largest hydro station in England and uses two types of turbine. It still has a fully equipped machine shop for maintenance, which is unusual these days and worth seeing in its own right. Numbers are limited to 15 and booking is essential by Saturday 2 June. Meet at the power station at 10:30am. Fully booked!

In the afternoon, Mick Atkinson has kindly consented to lead us on a walk around Birch Tor and Vitifer mine sites close by the Warren House Inn, where we may want to have lunch. There is no number limit for this walk, all are welcome.

DA members £3. Non-members £5.

A few photos taken by Mike Stannard at the two visits. Conditions of reuse are here.


Wed. 6 June 2018
£3 – £5
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Industrial Archaeology Section (Iain Miles)