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News From February 2018

Buckfastleigh Visit

Buckfastleigh Visit

Visit to Buckfastleigh

Posted in Events on Monday 26th February 2018 at 9:16pm

Despite the very inclement weather that greeted our Members at the South Devon Railway on the afternoon of Wednesday 14th February it certainly didn’t dampen our spirits as we all set off for a fascinating walk around the town of Buckfastleigh led by our hosts John and Maureen Tuffnell.

The town is primarily known for its woollen, leather, mining and quarrying industries and in fact in 1838 there were over 700 looms operating in the town before it became mechanised.

Our tour also included a totally absorbing visit to the Valiant Soldier Public House and Museum which is beautifully preserved, and it felt like we were completely stepping back in time.

The whole afternoon was rounded off with some very welcome tea and home-made scones and cake in the South Devon Railway Refreshment Rooms.

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Dartmoor Society 2017 Accounts

Posted in Publications on Monday 26th February 2018 at 7:46pm

At our most recent Dartmoor Society Executive Committee Meeting which took place on Wednesday 7th February our Honorary Treasurer, Tom Orchard, formally proposed the approval of the Dartmoor Society End of Year Accounts to the Dartmoor Society Executive Committee. Alan Endacott kindly seconded them and then they were unanimously approved by the Executive Committee.

These Accounts have also been signed off by an Independent Examiner, namely Simon Murray, of Simon Murray & Co, Chartered Accountants.

It has also been agreed by the Executive Committee for the Accounts to be displayed on the Dartmoor Society Website with the view they will be recommended for full approval at the forthcoming very special 20th Anniversary Annual General Meeting scheduled to take place on Saturday 14th April 2018.

All Members are welcome at the AGM and there are full details regarding this event in our latest Newsletter No 61 and on our Events page.

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