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The diaries of Tom Robins: the story of a Devon Hill Farmer (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 20 November 2020 at 7:30 pm


To be held by Zoom video conferencing

A talk by Dr Stuart Windsor.

This talk is about the life of Stuart’s great-grandfather, Tom Robins, as told through his diaries. Tom kept a farm work diary from the time that he started farming in 1908 until he died in 1957. Amazingly all of the diaries still exist and are in the hands of the family. He was a farmer who farmed on the fringes of Exmoor. In some ways his life was that of most hill farmers but he was also heavily involved in the war effort and had a profound love of Exmoor. He was awarded the MBE for Services to Exmoor.

Important notes

If you would like to join this meeting, please contact the Organiser (details below). You will in due course be sent instructions on how to log in etc. Please don’t worry if you are not familiar with the Zoom software. It is quite straightforward to use and does not involve any expense. You will be able to log in a few minutes before the start of the lecture.


Fri. 20 November 2020
7:30 pm
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Tavistock & W. Devon Branch (Sheila Phillips)
01752 775195


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