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Anna Eliza Bray (1790–1883) was a writer who lived in Tavistock between 1822 and 1857. She had married the antiquarian Charles Alfred Stothard in February 1818, when she was twenty-eight, but was widowed three years later. more

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In the centre of Tavistock, between the Wharf and Fitzford, is a public park known as The Meadows, through which the River Tavy and the Tavistock Canal flow. There are many facilities here for sport, including the Meadowland's swimming pool, the Sir more

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Beautiful Great Bidlake Manor, just outside Bridestowe, is the ancestral home of the Bidlake family, who can trace their roots back 56 generations to the Danish royal family in 259AD, via Malcolm “Long-Neck” King of Scots (1031- 1093) more

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Originally started during the reign of King Henry 1 in 1105, Dr Ann Pulsford charts the history of our Tavistock Farmers’ Market which is still thriving today. Tavistock is a ‘market’ town; a legal definition which originated in the Middle Ages... more

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One of Tavistock's great assets is the proximity of Whitchurch Down. Virtually unchanged over centuries with a long established place in farming. Here, Helen Harris gives us a fascinating insight into its many uses over the centuries... more

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