Tagged: Dartmoor

Visit to Tor Royal (Tavistock Branch)

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...

Visit to the Museum of Dartmoor Life (History Section)

The Museum of Dartmoor Life is in Okehampton and our visit included a tour of the museum, refreshments, and a talk given by Paul Rendell. £6.00 per member and £8.00 per non-member. Report of...

Exploring the history of Widecombe (S Devon Branch)

Firstly we will visit the North Hall Manor archaeological site with Andy Crabb, then explore the parish church of St Pancras. To be followed by an optional cream tea at Higher Venton Farm, once...

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...