Due to COVID-19, our schedule has changed (again) 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.
Tuesday 8th June 7.30pm – virtual walk via Zoom – Lydford: Burh, Mint & Stannary Prison with Andrew Thompson
Long before Tavistock grew in importance Lyford was the premier settlement in our area. The history of the village begins in the Dark Ages. By the 9th century the Saxon kings of Wessex had established a burh here to protect the area both from Viking raids and also from the Cornish! Fortified during the reign of King Alfred, in Saxon times Lydford was considered equal in importance to Exeter and Totnes.
(https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryMagazine/DestinationsUK/Lydford-Devon/) Join us to find out more.