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All our meetings are free to members, but others are welcome to join us at £3 per meeting (there may be an extra cost for the June outing).

  • Mad, Bad & Fascinating to know - The Dukes of Bedford
    Mad, Bad & Fascinating to know - The Dukes of Bedford
    Tue, Mar 12
    Mar 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Tavistock Parish Rooms, Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK
    Mar 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Tavistock Parish Rooms, Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK
    Preceded by the society's AGM. Dr Geri Parlby shares the trials and tribulations of the Russell family.
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  • Sabine Baring-Gould – Remembered after 100 years
    Sabine Baring-Gould – Remembered after 100 years
    Tue, Apr 09
    Apr 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Tavistock Parish Rooms, Tavistock PL19, UK
    Apr 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Tavistock Parish Rooms, Tavistock PL19, UK
    Vanni Cook talks about her research into this local personality.
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  • Outdoor Walk: The hidden history of St John’s Well
    Outdoor Walk: The hidden history of St John’s Well
    Tue, May 14
    May 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Guildhall Car Park, Tavistock PL19 0AE, UK
    May 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Guildhall Car Park, Tavistock PL19 0AE, UK
    Dr Sharon Gedye takes us on a walk alongside the Tavy to St. John's Well.
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  • DAY TRIP: Wheal Martyn Clay Works Museum & Charlestown
    DAY TRIP: Wheal Martyn Clay Works Museum & Charlestown
    Tue, Jun 11
    Jun 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Please contact us for the meeting point
    Jun 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Please contact us for the meeting point
    Take a full day out in the summer to visit sites of historical interest a little farther from Tavistock.
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  • Outdoor Walk: Visit to Higher Uppacott – Dartmoor Longhouse
    Outdoor Walk: Visit to Higher Uppacott – Dartmoor Longhouse
    Tue, Jul 09
    Jul 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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    Jul 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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    Simon Dell gives a tour of the grade 1 listed longhouse.
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  • Outdoor Walk: Shops & Shopkeepers of Calstock
    Outdoor Walk: Shops & Shopkeepers of Calstock
    Tue, Aug 13
    Aug 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Calstock Carpark, 2 Tamar Pl, Calstock PL18 9QU, UK
    Aug 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Calstock Carpark, 2 Tamar Pl, Calstock PL18 9QU, UK
    Jill Lane, writer of Calstock Shops & Shopkeepers, takes us on a tour of the town.
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  • Rachel Evans of Tavistock (1812-1883): Author, Poet and Teacher
    Rachel Evans of Tavistock (1812-1883): Author, Poet and Teacher
    Tue, Sep 10
    Sep 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Tavistock Parish Rooms, Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK
    Sep 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Tavistock Parish Rooms, Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK
    John Hudswell tells us all about this local personality.
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  • The People’s Champions: Tavistock Radicals and Reformers in the 19th Century
    The People’s Champions: Tavistock Radicals and Reformers in the 19th Century
    Tue, Oct 15
    Oct 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Tavistock Parish Rooms, Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK
    Oct 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Tavistock Parish Rooms, Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK
    Andrew Thompsons examines the town’s oft neglected history of radical views and activism.
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  • Manuscript Maps of Devon
    Manuscript Maps of Devon
    Tue, Nov 12
    Nov 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Tavistock Parish Rooms, Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK
    Nov 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Tavistock Parish Rooms, Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK
    Todd Gray will explore some of notable examples of local maps and other places across the country.
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  • Christmas Meeting: William Merrifield & Family
    Christmas Meeting: William Merrifield & Family
    Tue, Dec 10
    Dec 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Tavistock Parish Rooms, Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK
    Dec 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Tavistock Parish Rooms, Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK
    Learn about the remarkable life of William Merrifield.
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