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October 2018

Life between the tides (Tavistock Branch) – cancelled

Fri. 19 October 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

An illustrated talk by Dave Herdson who writes: "We all see the shore when the tide goes out but what happens when the waves come in? Hunters strike through the algae, strange tales of…

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November 2018

An Overview of Dartmoor’s Archaeology (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 16 November 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

An illustrated talk by Dr Lee Bray. Lee Bray is Cornish by birth, growing up in the St. Austell area and spending considerable time, including undertaking the Ten Tors expedition, hiking and camping on…

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December 2018

The medieval longbow, truths and legends (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 14 December 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

A demonstration with artefacts by Chris Thomas. The true story behind the nature, use and some of the science behind this famous but frequently misunderstood or misrepresented part of history, and those who used…

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January 2019

Social evening 2019 (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 18 January 2019 at 7:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

This year's social evening will be in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Tavistock, Cllr Paul and Mrs Jane Ward, who are both members of the Devonshire Association. Joint speakers John Mather…

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February 2019

Rebuilding Castle Drogo (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 February 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

An illustrated account by Paula Clarke, Community Engagement Officer at Castle Drogo.

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March 2019

“Mad, bad and fascinating to know” (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 March 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

An illustrated talk by Dr Geri Parlby on the colourful ancestors of the Dukes of Bedford. Wine merchants, poisoners, mine owners and creators of afternoon tea - the colourful history of one of England’s…

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April 2019

AGM 2019 (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 12 April 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Annual General Meeting, followed by an illustrated talk by Richard Finamore on the work of the Devon Rural Skills Trust.  

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May 2019

Guided tour of Kelly Mine (Tavistock Branch)

Sat. 25 May 2019 at 2:00 pm
£5

Kelly Mine (grid reference SX795818) is a disused metalliferous mine situated on the eastern flank of Dartmoor near the village of Lustleigh.  It was intermittently operational from the 1790s until 1951.  Since 1984 it…

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June 2019

Wine and Cheese Tasting evening (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 28 June 2019 at 6:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£10

Whether you are a wine expert or not, please join us for our wine and cheese tasting evening! 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. During the course of the evening, by kind permission of the Revd…

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September 2019

Visit to Tor Royal (Tavistock Branch)

Wed. 11 September 2019 at 2:30 pm
£12

Meet at Tor Royal, Princetown, at 2.30 pm where there is plenty of parking.   Tor Royal is a Grade II listed building with a rich history.  There will be a short walk of approximately…

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Uncle Tom Cobley & All (Tavistock Branch and Music Section)

Fri. 13 September 2019 at 7:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£5

With Dr Todd Gray MBE,  in association with our Tavistock Branch and Music Section, and the Tavistock Subscription Library. An evening of word and song revealing the long and curious history of Devon’s anthem.…

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Ocean Changes (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 20 September 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Guy Baker, Communications Coordinator for the Marine Biological Association. An illustrated talk on Ocean Changes.

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