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The following events have been organised over the next few months. More details can be found in our Newsletters. New events are normally added to the website to coincide with Newsletters being posted.

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Visit to Ashburton Museum followed by walk around Ashburton with architect Brian Lewis

Wednesday 15th February, 2:00pm – 4:45pm
Ashburton Museum, 1 West Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7DT

Members and guests only – please sign in to book.

Following the success of our visit to Okehampton Museum in February 2022, we have planned a visit to Ashburton Museum this time. Ashburton is one of Dartmoor’s four Stannary towns that administered the Dartmoor tin industry. The museum lies in the heart of Ashburton in a listed building formerly a brush factory. This will be followed by a tour of the town, guided by architect Brian Lewis.

Programme

2.00pm Ashburton Museum.

3.15pm A walk around Ashburton with local expert Brian Lewis who will introduce us to the architectural gems of this fascinating town. Ashburton prospered from tin and wool and from its strategic position as a coaching stop placed half way between Exeter and Plymouth. Known for its slate facades and its charming mix of historic buildings, there is a lot to see and little has changed since the 19th century.

4.45pm Finish.

Book online or phone Bill Murray on 01647 231297.

  • Members and guests – please sign in to book.
  • No dogs.
  • £7.50 each.
  • Numbers limited to 30.

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Dartmoor Farmers Forum - What is farming on Dartmoor really like? Chaired by Adrian Colston

Wednesday 29th March, 7:30pm
Moretonhampstead Parish Hall, Fore Street, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8LL

A date for your diary – further details will be announced.

Your chance to find out about the trials and tribulations in the life of a Dartmoor farmer – direct from Dartmoor farmers!

Chaired by Adrian Colston, conservationist turned rural social scientist, he knows Dartmoor like the back of his hand and knows Dartmoor farmers as a result of his work at the Centre for Rural Policy Research, University of Exeter and his thesis ‘Stakeholder attitudes to the narratives of the Dartmoor Commons: tradition & the search for consensus in a time of change’.

  • Open to the public – non-members welcome.
  • No charge.

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