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Trade directories were the old-fashioned equivalent of today's Yellow Pages, but they were set out in a different way. They covered a particular area, and listed the names, addresses and occupations of all tradesmen and shopkeepers for each town and more

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The next time you visit Tavistock Town Hall take a closer look at the impressive collection of oil paintings that line the walls. In no particular order, the nineteen portraits feature men and the occasional woman who were connected with Tavistock a more

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Our February/March issue explored the history of Dartmoor leats – one leat in particular, Drake’s Leat, is remembered every July in a ceremony called The Fishing Feast. The Fishing Feast is believed to be one of the oldest ceremonies in the United K more

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Wills are an invaluable source of information for family history researchers. They can reveal family relationships you didn’t know about, and may disclose intimate details about a person's household and lifestyle, such as place of residence, occupati more

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The second of four commemorative paving slabs dedicated to Plymouth and Devonport-born soldiers who received the Victoria Cross for their courage during the First World War has been unveiled on the Hoe. The slab is located near the Plymouth War ... more

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