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December 2019

Darwin and Devon (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 13 December 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

The officers of the Tavistock & West Devon Branch regret to advise at short notice that the chief blender of Voyager Coffee who was to have made a presentation at the meeting on Friday,…

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January 2020

Social Evening 2020 (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 17 January 2020 at 7:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

This year's social evening will include speaker Dr Helen Wilson with postcards on the Tamar Valley. Please note that the evening will commence at 7.00 pm. Pre-booking essential.

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February 2020

Re-wilding Dartmoor (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 21 February 2020 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Adam Owen, the Director of Moor Trees, will give an illustrated talk on Re-wilding Dartmoor.

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March 2020

Cancelled: Ben Mee from Dartmoor Zoo (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 20 March 2020 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Please note that this event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure against the anticipated spread of the coronavirus. See our dedicated page for the latest updates. Ben Mee will give an illustrated talk…

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April 2020

Cancelled: AGM 2020 (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 17 April 2020 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

All DA events up to 30 June have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our dedicated page for the latest information. Branch Annual General Meeting, to include the election of officers. To…

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June 2020

Cancelled: Wine and Cheese Tasting evening (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 26 June 2020
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

All DA events up to 30 June have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our dedicated page for the latest information. On this date, the Branch will be repeating last year's successful…

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October 2020

Tavistock and the Taj Mahal: the town’s significance as World Heritage (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 16 October 2020 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

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…

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November 2020

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

Fri. 20 November 2020 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

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…

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December 2020

History of the Devon Ball Clay Industry and the Stover Canal (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 11 December 2020 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Darrin Hewings, a fifth generation clay worker employed by Sibelco, whose association with the clay industry producing world-renowned ball clay in the south west…

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January 2021

The Met Office – A Brief Guide (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 January 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing The Met Office - Weather forecasting from mysticism to computers. A senior oceanographer will be speaking on observations of the world's oceans and predictions for the future.…

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February 2021

The modern wheelwright – the last true wheelwright in the country (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 19 February 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Speaker: Greg Rowland, Master Wheelwright. Formed in 1964 but with a family history dating back to 1331 in the trade, Mike Rowland and Son are one of…

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March 2021

Rural Settlements in Roman Britain (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 19 March 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Bill Horner, Devon County Archaeologist, will be speaking about the ever growing body of evidence for the Roman occupation of our countryside. Important notes If you would…

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