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The following events have been organised for this year. More details can be found in our Newsletters. Please note that some events are members only and are indicated as such below. Booking forms for future events are available on the website once the current newsletter has been sent out with forms.
To book a place on any of the events please sign in to the Member Centre and click the Book Event button. When you are signed in you will also see Book Now buttons below which can be used to book online as well.
Alternatively you can download and print a booking form and post it to us together with a cheque to cover any payment to The Dartmoor Society, PO Box 38, Tavistock, PL19 0XJ.
When our events are over-subscribed, waiting lists are created. If you find that you cannot attend an event you have booked for, please contact the Honorary Secretary as soon as possible. Your place can then be allocated to someone else.
Tuesday 21st January 2014, 2:00 for 2:30pm, Meeting Room, DNPA HQ, Parke, Bovey Tracey
The HER is an invaluable resource containing information on Dartmoor’s impressive array of archaeological and historical sites and buildings. Historic Environment Record Officers, Alex Richards and Sue Watts, will give a presentation, not only telling us what the HER is, how it developed and how it is used, but also how you can access it and help update it.
There will be information on display as well, and time for questions after the presentation.
Refreshments will be available beforehand from 2pm.
Members only. No charge. Prior booking essential by 14th January.
Wednesday 19th February 2014, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
In 2014 Ashburton will be celebrating the 700th anniversary of the founding of the Guild of St Lawrence. This visit is an opportunity to visit two of Ashburton’s most historic buildings, both of which have contemporary use by the community.
Meet outside St Lawrence Chapel (in St Lawrence Lane leading southwards from East Street). Our hosts for the day will be the Guild of St Lawrence and the Ashburton History & Preservation Society.
Members only. £2.00 per person donation on the day. Prior booking essential by 14th February. Numbers limited to 30.
Friday 14th March 2014, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Sharpham House is a Grade I listed building on the Sharpham Estate, and home to their cheeses and wines – all using water from the River Dart. This event will be a two-hour tour, led by Dr Steaphan Hazell, exploring aspects such as the evolution of the landscape from ice age to the present, effects of the rural economy on the area, the ‘Capability Brown’ landscape, orchards and woodland garden and the history of the house and formal gardens. Tea and biscuits will be provided part way round. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for walking.
There is also the option to book lunch comprising homemade soup and local salad, Sharpham cheese, crusty bread, hummus and fresh fruit for £12.00 per person. To book the lunch online please see below.
Members only. £5.00 per person for tour only, lunch additional £12.00 (must be booked in advance – see below). Prior booking essential by 7th March. Numbers limited to 30.
Friday 14th March 2014
A pre-booked lunch is available at the tour of Sharpham House, comprising homemade soup and local salad, Sharpham cheese, crusty bread, hummus and fresh fruit.
Members only. £12.00 per person for lunch. Prior booking essential by 7th March. Numbers limited to 30.