11:00am - 4:00pm Beardown Mine and StreamworksVenue: Holming Beam car park OS 592 765
Leader: David Eeles (and poss. M. Oates).
We will examine the remains of the c.1797 mine which has pretty well all the features you would expect from a mine of this era, albeit some of them are now a little hard to distinguish. We will then proceed North to the Beardown Stream where there is clear evidence of tin streaming and the remains two interesting tinners' buildings and two more "scant remains". There will also be the chance to examine a mysterious "cupped stone" which may be neolithic in origin, and an interesting part of the Devonport Leat.
Walk: Approximately 4.5 hours taken at an easy pace, reasonably good terrain, some boggy bits, some slopes. Bring packed lunch.
No need for prior notification but if weather conditions look bad please contact one of the leaders before setting out.
Email address: davideeles46ATgmail.com - manually email
10:00am - 12:45pm DTRG AGMVenue: Scorriton Village Hall (SX 704 686)
There are parking facilities at the village hall, though somewhat limited.
10:00 Tea, coffee and biscuits 10:30 AGM 11:30 Tea and coffee break 11:45 Talk/presentation (to be confirmed) 12:45 Lunch (own picnic or pub)
2:00pm - 4:30pm DTRG AGM walkVenue: Holne Moor (SX 700 697)
Following the AGM there will be an afternoon walk to Ringleshutes Mine on Holne Moor led by Phil Newman. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Ringleshutes Mine is a large area of medieval openworks and beams with later 19th century deep mining (the only moorland tin mine to have a beam engine house), Phil surveyed this extensive area of tinworkings for the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments and has an in-depth knowledge of the field remains at this complicated site.
10:00am - 5:00pm Tinworking, Mining and Miners in Mary TavyVenue: Coronation Hall, Mary Tavy
A Community Day
Open to all, this day will explore the rich legacy of copper, lead and tin mining in the Mary Tavy parish area. Two talks, a walk, exhibitions, bookstalls and afternoon tea will provide excellent stimulation for discovery and discussion. The event will be free of charge but donations will be requested for morning tea and coffee, and afternoon tea will be available at £4.50 per head. Please indicate your attendance by emailing secretaryATdtrg.org.uk - this will be most helpful for catering arrangements.
Programme 10:00 Exhibitions, bookstalls etc, DTRG: 'The Tinworks and Tin Mines of Mary Tavy' Coffee, exhibitions, bookstalls, etc. 11:45 Chris Wordingham: ('The Mine and Miners of Wheal Friendship' 12:45 Lunch (own arrangements), exhibitions, bookstalls, etc. 14:00 Starting at Zoar, a circular walk to look at Wheal Jewell, Hilltown Consols and medieval tinworks and mill near Creason led by the DTRG. Meet at Zoar access land (SX 523 807), A chance to look at little-known tinworks including a 19th century wheel house, a mine tramway and a medieval mill. The walk (totalling about 5 km/3 miles) is over moorland, fields and footpaths and may require climbing over a few field bates, Likely to be some wet areas, Warm, waterproof clothing and suitable sturdy footwear is essential. 16:15 Tea in Village Hall £4.50 per head, exhibitions, bookstalls etc, 17:00 Finish
Email address: secretaryATdtrg.org.uk
11:00am - 4:30pm Plym Valley Dressing FloorsVenue: Scout Hut car park (SX 578 674)
Meet at the (ex)Scout Hut car park near Nattor.
This is an opportunity to see more dressing floor/ blowing house remains than can be seen on any other day walk- 11- and there is a contrast of regular 19th Century-type floors up the Drizzlecombe valley and earlier medieval? ones on the Plym. Also a spectacular reservoir and interesting leats. The walk is about 5 miles, mostly on paths but we will have to cross the Plym which hopefully will not be in full spate. Bring lunch. No need to contact leader in advance unless weather looks particularly bad.
Email address: secretaryATdtrg.org.uk