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Alex Mettler Local historian Alex Mettler, began reading old gravestones at the age of 10, sparking an interest in local history, and he is still passionate about piecing together ‘the jigsaw of people and place’. Alex admits that he had no... more

Local People

First Sensory Garden Party It all started over three years ago when Rotary, Lions, Roots to Transition and Tavistock Town Council came together with ideas for a sensory garden and boules court, with community food growing. On a derelict, unused... more

Community News

Rotary Round-up All too soon, my year as president of Tavistock Rotary has come to an end and in the summer, I handed over to my good friend Norrie Philip at a celebration attended by the mayor and mayoress, along with guests we work with closely... more

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Fridays at Lower Deck Cafe There are many cafes in Tavistock, but few that are run entirely by volunteers from the local community. The Lower Deck Cafe meets in the hall, directly below Tavistock United Reformed Church in Russell Street, and opens... more

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BID Winter Festival Tavistock Business Improvement District (BID) has been delighted with the beautiful hanging baskets adorning businesses and shops this summer - they have brought wonderful colour to the town. We have also been very pleased with... more

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Eversfield Organic, one of Devon’s most visionary food producers, is opening its first farm shop and deli at 2 West Street, in the centre of Tavistock, on Tuesday 16th October. It will provide a one-stop shop... more

Thursday 13th, Friday 14th, Saturday 15th September Tavistock Goosey Quilters Biennial Exhibition We would like to welcome you to this year’s exhibition at Tavistock Town Hall and hope that it will give you as much pleasure as we have found in makin more

Music & Art

Around 70 students from Tavistock College exhibited their fantastic technology projects in the college's annual Product of the Year competition. The extensive exhibition was extremely well attended and allowed visitors a chance to speak to all the st more

Education

Red balloons and a specially-iced cake at a Dedication Festival in May marked 700 years since the foundation stone was laid at St Eustachius’ in 1318. The first reference to a parish church in Tavistock dates from around 1265, but the current buildin more

Community News

Our Golf Day was a brilliant success. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Cox, Staple, King and Pew Tors, a day of gorgeous sunshine gave our 25 teams the perfect opportunity to play great golf. Some of them even managed it! Putting on the tourname more

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Since 2017, Tavistock Ramblers has very kindly been contributing walks for our Outdoors and Active section. John Noblet has prepared the majority of the ‘Out and About’ walks, and so when he won a national ‘Inspiring Walkers’ award from the Ramblers more

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Did you know Tavistock is ‘coach friendly’? Tavistock BID in partnership with the Town Council and Market Reeve, recently made a presentation to the Coach Friendly Association and demonstrated that Tavistock meets all the requirements to achieve this more

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Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd June The Tavistock Group of Artists’ Annual Exhibition The annual exhibition in Tavistock Town Hall will have a wide range of the artists’ work on display, in a variety of styles and mediums. Artwork can be purchased du more

Music & Art

Tavistock Heritage Trust are holding their first ever Cream Tea Festival to celebrate Tavistock’s historical connections with this famous Devon tradition. The event will take place on Sunday 10th June at the Bedford Hotel from 1pm until 5pm. T more

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Sunday 3 June 28th Annual Tavistock Steam Fair It’s time once more for the annual Tavistock Steam Fair organised by Tavistock charity, The Robey Trust. The charity holds the world’s largest collection of steam vehicles and engineering artefacts built more

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Butchers’ Hall, known to many in Tavistock as the Old Auction Rooms, is located within the thriving Pannier Market complex. The Grade II listed building which was constructed in the 1860s for the seventh Duke of Bedford, was the first in a series of more

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Life Members of the Friends of the Festival:- Duke & Duchess of Bedford Henrietta, Dowager Duchess of Bedford Janet & the late Lawrence Brodley Tony & the late Sally Ham Helen Hazlewood Simon & Karen Ible Christopher & Elaine Kirwin John & Rosem more

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MARCH/APRIL An Arthur Ransome Themed Writing Competition Competition opens on March 1st Details available from the Tavistock Library from February 21st - entries to be submitted by April 14th Judging will be completed by April 28th and the prizes more

Visit Plymouth

Saturday 21st April Festival Opening by Sophie Neville Reception & Entertainment from 12.00 noon in the Bedford Hotel, Portrait Room – retiring collection MUSIC EVENTS APRIL April 1st to May 10th An exhibition of Arthur Ransome-themed books Tavi more

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Patron: His Grace, Andrew, 15th Duke of Bedford President: Andrew Wilson Life Vice Presidents: Sarah Walker CBE and Adam Hart-Davis Chairman: Christopher Kirwin Trustees:- Christopher Kirwin, Rebecca Garland, Sean Sweeney, Helena Ancil Preside more

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