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It’s not just how our Grand Old Lady stands today that we love so much, but how she has played such a vital role in the ever changing city around her large footprint. Working within the hospitality sector, we get to share what we know and what we... more

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The Robey Trust in Tavistock is dedicated to restoring and running steam vehicles, and houses an internationally significant collection of vehicles by Robey & Co Ltd of Lincoln, reclaimed from many corners of the globe. The Robey Trust was founded more

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Higher Uppacott is opening its doors to a number of guided visits from the beginning of April. This grade 1 listed medieval longhouse has recently undergone substantial conservation works to improve access, understanding and condition of the building more

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Founded in 1965, the society is actively engaged in researching, archiving and presenting all aspects of Moreton's history. It has about 90 members who enjoy monthly illustrated talks on local and regional history at the Union Inn, Moretonhampstead a more

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In March last year Throwleigh Archive presented the first of two productions about the history and heritage of Throwleigh. Called The Miss Varwells Throwleigh it was an adaptation of an account of the history of the village published in 1938 by a loc more

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Moretonhampstead History Society investigates Doccombe Manor… For his part in the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170, Sir William de Tracy set off for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land - but caught a disease en route and made his last will and more

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Leats have been in use on Dartmoor since medieval times and were originally constructed to provide power for local industries, before later being used to channel Plymouth’s municipal water supply. Dartmoor Preservation Association volunteers have spe more

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World War One About 60% of the military records of soldiers who fought in World War One were destroyed during the Second World War. Those records that remain may be found in the British Army service records on the ancestry.co.uk website; medal cards more

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Dartmoor has for centuries been a place of industry, and the working of stone dates from prehistoric times. On western Dartmoor, Merrivale Quarry, which closed in 1997, was the last working granite quarry on the moor, providing stone for buildings, p more

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I am lucky enough to be the site manager at Finch Foundry. Finch is a water-powered hammer mill located in Sticklepath, owned and maintained by the National Trust. From its opening in 1814 by the entrepreneurial Finch family, it grew to become a majo more

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There are many resources, both in print and online, which will help you learn how to research your family history in a thorough way. There are many books on genealogy available, so I will mention only a few that you may find useful: • Family History more

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Who can remember the days when a hockey stick looked like this? This lovely picture was submitted to Oke Links by Mike and Hilary Wreford of Okehampton. Hilary (née Bird) was a former player, captain and secretary of the hockey club. The image of th more

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In addition to the well-known association of kissing under a sprig of mistletoe at Christmas, the plant has also been associated over the years with healing powers and fertility as well as a sign of peace and good luck. Mistletoe has come to have s more

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There are many resources, both in print and online, which will help you learn how to research your family history in a thorough way. There are numerous books on genealogy, so I will mention only a few that you may find useful: • Family History for Be more

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One of many Okehampton public figures who undertook their duties with pride and diligence… A few years ago, Okehampton Town Council discovered in their archives photographs of a large number of mayors dating back to the 1880s. The council subseque more

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While you are gathering your family history data, it is useful to add it to a family tree as you go along. This will help you visualise the different generations, and show clearly what you have discovered and where data is missing. There are various more

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The aim of the Awards is to encourage all those who work with historic buildings, whether they are Listed or of importance in a townscape or landscape, by acknowledging best conservation practice and good design. The projects in each category were ju more

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Stephen Earp was an 18-year-old stoker on board HMS Ardent during the 1982 Falklands conflict. Now landlord of The Royal Oak Inn at Meavy, he visited The Falklands in 2016 for the first time since the war and returned again earlier this year for the more

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The world of genealogy is changing all the time these days, with new information coming online every year. To find out as much as you can about your ancestors, you will need to use as many different sources as possible. There are several online genea more

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Join local historian and town guide Simon Dell for another of his popular “Walk and Supper” dates, in partnership with The Bedford Hotel. Simon will lead a stroll around the town looking at the industrial heritage of Tavistock, the iron foundries, more

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