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News From November 2017

Darmoor Peatland Bibliography

Posted in Publications on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 11:38pm

Right at the start of the Mires Project in 2010 the Dartmoor Society identified that there should be a “library search” of all published literature relating to peat on Dartmoor as a normal procedure before embarking on any major research Project.

This was originally never done, however, later on there was a change of heart and Lee Bray, Head of Archaeology at the Dartmoor National Park Authority, has been instrumental in making this project now happen.

The Dartmoor Society are delighted to announce that “Dartmoor's Peatland Heritage – A Bibliography” has just been published by the Cornwall Archaeological Unit. The Society is very proud to convey that we contributed £1,000 towards the funding of this topical initiative; this has been acknowledged on page 4.

The authors, namely Graeme Kirkham and Ralph Fyfe have done an excellent and very thorough job and their findings are now available in their report.

You can download the report in PDF format below. If you do not have a PDF reader you can download a free copy of Adobe Reader.

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Dartmoor Peatlands Bibliography

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Dartmoor Society Research Lecture 2017

Dartmoor Society Research Lecture 2017

Posted in Events on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 11:28pm

On the evening of Friday 10th November, 75 attendees congregated in the Dolphin Suite at the Dolphin Hotel for our Annual Research Lecture.

The audience, consisting of both members and non-members, enjoyed a presentation by Martin and Shan Graebe who told the story of Baring-Gould’s journeys across Dartmoor in the late 19th Century and who from the age of 17, travelled in search of folk songs.

Martin described the men and women that he met and both Martin and Shan sung beautifully the songs that he found.

The whole evening was rounded off by an appetising buffet supplied by Robert and his catering team enabling everyone to socialise.

It was also an opportunity for people to buy Martin’s new book entitled “As I Walked Out, Sabine Baring-Gould and his search for Folk Song in Devon and Cornwall”.

It was a truly unique and special evening that everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

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"Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region" Exhibition

Posted in Events on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 11:21pm

Peter Mason has kindly forwarded details of a forthcoming exhibition people may wish to visit that he has been co-curating, called “Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region”.

The exhibition is in Gallery 21 at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter and runs from 22nd December 2017 to 31st March 2018, open Tuesday to Sunday between 10am and 5pm.

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