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Remember On 22nd of May 1921 the Tavistock war memorial was unveiled and dedicated. On the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 an Armistice was signed at Compiègne, France, dictating cessation of hostilities between the allies and Germany... more

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Using the Devon Record Offices for Family History Research Every county holds historical records pertaining to their area, usually in a County Record Office. These paper records are far more extensive than the records which are currently available on more

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A decade after the end of WW1, the British Legion organised a ‘pilgrimage’ for 11,000 veterans and war widows to spend three days visiting the cemeteries and battlefields of the Somme, before assembling in Ypres for a service of commemoration and... more

Community

Can you help? Tercentenary of Lady Modiford’s School, Walkhampton Next year Lady Modiford’s School, Walkhampton, celebrates its tercentenary. On 9 September 1719 a document was signed by Lady Elizabeth Modyford endowing a charity school for twenty... more

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Local radio ham’s vital role On the night of 31 January 1953, Britain was battered by gale force winds and a tidal surge swept down the east coast, breaching flood defences in 1,200 places. Telephones and coastal radio stations were put out of... more

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A Dartmoor Village is developing a redundant phone box into micro-museum in memory of those from the parish that died in the Great War. For many years the moorland community of Princetown have battled to save the BT payphones in their remote... more

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Just when you thought that a MED production couldn’t get any better “Stapledon” appears and literally takes centre stage! Again and again MED excel themselves and this play followed suit. Always robustly researched and based upon historical... more

Culture

September 6 - 9 & September 13 - 16 Heritage Open Days Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across... more

History

From apple juice to witch’s brews . . . Whatever the weather a visit to the gorge is an adventure. After heavy rain the river will be crashing and tumbling over the cascades, and there will be lots of puddles to splash in. If you’re lucky enough... more

Outdoor & Active

Sticklepath Heritage Group (SHG) has two strings to its bow: history and culture. We hunt for facts and we concentrate on activities where residents come together for community events. Often these overlap; the village celebrations for ... more

History

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

History

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

History

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

History

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

History

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

Community News

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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