Due to COVID-19, our schedule has changed from that originally published

Meetings will be held over Zoom and will require an internet connection and internet-enabled device. Please reach out to us via our contact form if you are interested in participating and not already a member to receive the meeting link. It is anticipated that all society meetings will be held over Zoom for the timebeing.

Presentations will start at 7:30pm, but you are welcome to log on from 7:00pm to check your audio.

Zoom - The Traders of Tavistock

November 10, 2020

The Traders of Tavistock with Linda Elliott, the author of two books on the past Tradesmen and women of Tavistock. We are very proud of the unique place our town remains with its Pannier Market and individual shops. In the past there were many more premises than we see today. Take a walk up the lower half of Bannawell Street, for example, and see if you can spot the traces of shops that have disappeared to become solely dwellings. Linda will remind us of some of those who though no longer apparent on our streets made Tavistock the special place it continues today.

Zoom - Tavistock’s Policing Past

December 08, 2020

Tavistock’s Policing Past with member and former society chairman Simon Dell. Simon spent much of his working life as a Police Constable working in and around Tavistock. In celebration of the restoration and reopening of Tavistock Guildhall – which includes the old Police Station and cells – Simon has updated his book about local policing – see separate notice. We look forward to hearing about this subject “straight from the horse’s mouth” and from his researches about the origins and history of local policing. Picture is from the outside of the old Police Station. Simon says: The Sergeant is Sgt Harry Gale of Tavistock and the 'portly' constable on the right is the Whitchurch constable, PC Ernest Bedford. No sign of Simon, but it is the 1930s!

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