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Sunday 9 December 2018

10:30am - 4:00pm

  The Mines of Kelly Bray

Sunday 13 January 2019

11:00am - 4:00pm

  Beardown Mine and Streamworks

Saturday 16 March 2019

10:00am - 12:45pm


2:00pm - 4:30pm

  DTRG AGM walk

Saturday 27 April 2019

10:00am - 5:00pm

  Tinworking, Mining and Miners in Mary Tavy

Sunday 12 May 2019

11:00am - 4:30pm

  Plym Valley Dressing Floors

Upcoming Events

9 December 2018 - 8 December 2019
Sunday 9 December 2018
10:30am - 4:00pm The Mines of Kelly Bray Venue: SX 36026 71471
Category: dtrg
redmoor1920.jpgThis walk, of around 5km of lowland walking, will be led by Brett Grist and Dr James Blight, both geologists working in Callington on new exploration of the Redmoor mine area.
The walk will start from the Beeching Park industrial estate (parking available for 8 cars, with additional on-street parking nearby). The estate is the site of the former Kelly Bray railway station. Initially we will walk to the sites of Holmbush and Flopjack Mines, passing the now renamed Railway Inn, which the miners would have frequented. We will then walk back through Kelly Bray to the site of the Redmoor mine, before following a public footpath and then crossing a stream to access Blogsters mine.
Terrain will be a mixture of roads and footpaths in countryside. Wellington boots with a good grip are recommended as a stream needs to be crossed (this is optional).
Any questions please contact: Brett Grist
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Email address: brettgristATdsl.pipex.com - manually email as bug in software

Sunday 13 January 2019
11:00am - 4:00pm Beardown Mine and Streamworks Venue: Holming Beam car park OS 592 765
Category: dtrg
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.

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Email address: davideeles46ATgmail.com - manually email

Saturday 16 March 2019
10:00am - 12:45pm DTRG AGM Venue: Scorriton Village Hall (SX 704 686)
Category: dtrg
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 walk Venue: Holne Moor (SX 700 697)
Category: dtrg
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.

Saturday 27 April 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm Tinworking, Mining and Miners in Mary Tavy Venue: Coronation Hall, Mary Tavy
Category: other
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

Sunday 12 May 2019
11:00am - 4:30pm Plym Valley Dressing Floors Venue: Scout Hut car park (SX 578 674)
Category: dtrg
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