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Tavistock and the Taj Mahal: the town’s significance as World Heritage (Tavistock Branch)
Fri. 16 October 2020 at 7:30 pm
To be held by Zoom video conferencing.
A talk by Andrew Thompson, archaeologist and local historian.
In the 18th and 19th centuries the economy and society of Tavistock and West Devon were transformed by metal mining. The industry left such a rich legacy of industrial archaeology, workers’ cottages and civic buildings that in 2006 Tavistock and the Tamar Valley were inscribed by UNESCO as part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. This talk focuses on Tavistock and West Devon to examine the meanings of heritage, how World Heritage status is determined and why, and with what consequences, this area has been given World Heritage status.
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