Tagged: mining

Hemerdon Mine (Tavistock Branch)

An illustrated talk about Hemerdon Mine (recently re-opened as Drakelands Mine), the tungsten and tin mine near Plympton.

Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station (IA Section)

A visit to the Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station which is owned and operated by South West Water, where they produce power from water flowing off the western side of Dartmoor. The station, built...

Devon’s Micaceous Haematite Mines (IA Section)

This talk by Tony Brooks will focus on the mining techniques and use of this distinctive form of iron ore, with particular reference to the Great Rock and Kelly mines. DA Members £3/non members...

Harveys of Hayle (IA Section)

The growth of this Cornish family’s engineering company from 1779, its products and its importance in the development of the Cornish mining industry will be described by Kingsley Rickard. DA Members £4/non members £6....

Whiteworks, Dartmoor (IA Section)

Field trip to Whiteworks, Dartmoor led by Tom Greeves. Booking essential.

Bideford Branch report: Feb to Jul 2016

Alan Lewis is a well known local jazz musician who regularly plays at ‘The Beaver’ in Appledore. In February, he presented ‘…and all that jazz’ with his band ‘Rarebits’ and gave a live performance...