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July 2023

Cancelled – Visit to William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 14 July 2023 at 2:00 pm
Pengelly Centre, Russets Lane
Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0DY
£10 – £12

A guided visit to the William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust and Joint Mitnor (Bone) cave at Buckfastleigh. Apologies but we have had to cancel this event. The William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust is a…

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September 2023

Did Julius Caesar cross my lawn? (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 September 2023 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£2 – £3

A talk by Gwynn Paulett. To be followed by the Branch AGM. Dowsing is a very ancient skill and is best known for finding water and minerals. In his talk Gwynn Paullett will give…

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October 2023

3,000 Years of History from under the Sea (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 13 October 2023 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£2 – £3

In 1995 a team of amateur divers working in the Erme Estuary made one of the most important maritime discoveries of Bronze Age artefacts, proving for the first time that trade existed between the…

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November 2023

Marine life in South-West England: highlights, change and threats (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 17 November 2023 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£2 – £3

A talk by Dr Keith Hiscock from Plymouth Marine Biological Association. The presentation is based on  information generated for the annual 'State of South-West Seas' report covering various marine topics such as oceanography, ecology and…

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December 2023

17th century Atlas of British Isles (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 December 2023 at 2:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£2 – £3

A talk by Tony Gale. John Ogilby’s Britannia was a monumental effort which entailed surveying 23,000 miles of roads across Great Britain. This gives us many unique insights into 17th-century England, and some beautiful…

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January 2024

Cancelled – Annual social event 2024 (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 19 January 2024 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Sadly we have been forced to cancel this event. Please see the list of other upcoming Tavistock Branch events, here. Our Branch Social Event will include an excellent buffet with liquid accompaniment, followed by…

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February 2024

Recent Wildlife Highlights 2023 (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 16 February 2024 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£2 – £3

John Walters is a well-known wildlife illustrator and consultant with a passion for exploring the natural world through art, photography and video. In this talk John will illustrate the latest highlights regarding wildlife in…

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March 2024

Talk on the work of The Barn Owl Trust, and AGM (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 March 2024 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£2 – £3

Dr Mateo Ruiz will give a talk entitled “Restoring the balance: the work of The Barn Owl Trust”. Dr Ruiz will discuss the work of the Barn Owl Trust, a UK charity which aims…

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April 2024

Medieval Floodplain Change and the Development of Early Tavistock (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 26 April 2024 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£2 – £3

Dr Sharon J Gedye is a lecturer at the University of the West of England and is an experienced HE educator and researcher. This talk will question ideas about early medieval settlement in Tavistock…

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May 2024

Walking Tour of Bere Ferrers (Tavistock Branch)

Thu. 16 May 2024 at 2:00 pm
£12

A walk around some of the historic sites in Bere Ferrers (AONB) with Clive Charlton. Clive is well known as a senior lecturer in Geography at the University of Plymouth and has an infectious…

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June 2024

Visit to Tor Royal Farm, Princetown (Tavistock Branch)

Wed. 5 June 2024 at 3:00 pm
£12

A visit to the historic grade II* listed Tor Royal – a house built by Thomas Tyrwhitt between 1785 and 1793. Tyrwhitt was also responsible for building Dartmoor Prison and the original Plymouth and…

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July 2024

Visit to the Peter Tavy Mine Workings (Tavistock Branch)

Thu. 25 July 2024 at 2:00 pm
£5

Chris Wordingham, who has extensive knowledge of the history of Peter Tavy and its mining heritage, will lead a short walk down to the old disused mine working along the River Tavy starting at…

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