Tagged: Dartmoor

Dartmoor – A Celebration (E Devon Branch)

A celebratory meeting to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Branch with a talk ‘Dartmoor – A celebration of its people, places and wildlife’ by Andrew Cooper. Admission by ticket £3...

Visit to the Museum of Dartmoor Life (History Section)

The Museum of Dartmoor Life is in Okehampton and our visit will include a tour of the museum, refreshments, and a talk on “Tracks, Roads and Railways on Dartmoor”. The exact cost is to...

North Hall Manor excavations (S Devon Branch)

A talk “Widecombe and the North Hall Manor archaeological excavations” by Andy Crabb. Andy works for two organisations: Dartmoor National Park Authority and Historic England. North Hall Manor is believed to be the original...

Digging Dartmoor Dirt (Geology Section)

The Brendan Moore Lecture “A wellied sleuth digs the dirt on Dartmoor”. A talk  by Dr Tim Harrod (Soil Survey, retired).

Conchies in Dartmoor Prison (Bideford Branch)

A talk by Simon Dell, Director – Moorland Guides. Conscription began in 1916 and men who refused to fight were known as ‘Conscientious Objectors’ and the derogatory term ‘Conchie’ was born. There were approximately...

An Overview of Dartmoor’s Archaeology (Tavistock Branch)

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...

The Black Death on Dartmoor (S Devon Branch)

A talk by David Stone “Exploring East Dartmoor in the Age of the Black Death”. David Stone is a economic and social historian and has taught medieval and early modern history at the universities...