Forthcoming events

The Mines & Miners of Wheal Friendship with Chris Wordingham

January 14, 2020

This large mine extracting various ores had a long and fluctuating history. A desire to get its products to the port of Morwellham was a prime mover in the establishment of the Tavistock Canal in the early 1800s.

Parish rooms, Tavistock. Doors open at 7:15pm. Lecture starts at 7:30pm. Free for members (annual membership £16), £3 for non-members.

The Construction of Burrator Reservoir and the Raising of the Burrator Dams with Brian Poole

February 11, 2020

The reservoir was completed in 1898 and its capacity was almost doubled in 1929 by the raising of both dams by 10 feet. Learn more about this key feature in our local landscape!

Parish rooms, Tavistock. Doors open at 7:15pm. Lecture starts at 7:30pm. Free for members (annual membership £16), £3 for non-members.

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