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19
Oct
1.30 pm - 5.00 pm DTRG Social Walk - Tamar Valley Tin Mines
Venue: SX 439 727
Afternoon Walk: meet at Tamar Trails car park (SX 439 727). The Tamar Valley mines on the Devon side of the river have been well researched by Robert Waterhouse and Rick Stewart. The history of the mines and details of the remains are well presented in the recent book The Tavistock Canal: Its History and Archaeology, part-funded by DTRG. Rick Stewart, author and mine expert, will lead the walk, which aims to visit a number of tin mines south of Gunnislake New Bridge Ding Dong Mine, Wheal Tamar/South Bedford, East Wheal Luscombe, South Wheal Luscombe, and Wheel Impham. We will be meeting at the Tamar Trails car park for onward travel (car share) to the smaller South Bedford car park.
6.00 pm - 9.00 pm DTRG Evening Social
Venue: Union Inn in King Street, Tavistock
After the tour we will be meeting at the Union Inn in King Street, Tavistock, for a meal. after which Rick will give a presentation on some of the other mines of the Tamar Valley. The inn does not have a car park, so street parking or the use of nearby car parks will be necessary. The meal is booked for 6:00 pm and will cost £10 per head. There is a choice of Chicken Curry. Cottage Pie or Vegetable Lasagne.

Booking for the walk and/or meal with choices to chairmanATdtrg.org.uk by 12 October. Send cheques payable to DTRG to S. Holley, 32 Yeo Park, Yealmpton, Plymouth, Devon PL8 2LP.
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9
Nov
10.00 am - 1.00 pm West Beam
Venue: West Beam
Usual DTRG site maintenance
17
Nov
10.00 am - 4.00 pm Bagtor mine exploration
Venue: SX 767753
Another attempt to locate the large wheelpits adjacent to the cottages at Bagtor. Meet in the yard of Bagtor House or on site. Spade/ fork would be useful. The area also needs a survey so if any members wish to begin that they would be welcome.
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1
Dec
10.00 am - 1.00 pm Walk
Huntingdon and T-Girt openwork - details to be announced
21
Dec
All day Vegetation clearance
Creason Mill, Mary Tavy - details to be announced in Nov. after Newsletter publication
5
Jan
All day Walk
Furzehill Mine - details to be posted after November newsletter
25
Jan
10.00 am - 1.00 pm West Beam
Venue: West Beam
Usual DTRG site maintenance
2
Feb
All day Walk
Ringleshutes - details to be posted after November newsletter
7
Mar
10.00 am - 1.00 pm West Beam
Site maintenance.
21
Mar
10.00 am - 12.30 pm AGM
Venue: Chagford Jubilee Hall (small parking fee)
Coffee. AGM. Followed by:
An audio-sensory experience into the mine at Rammelsberg Mountain, Germany.

There is evidence that ore was first extracted as early as 3,000 years ago and since then 27 million tons of copper, lead and zinc have been produced. The huge mine was only closed in 1988 and it has been preserved intact and now forms an amazing inter-active museum which forms part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site with the Old Town of Goslar.

The hall will be blacked out and we will experience
an audio-sensory experience into the depths of the workings. A trip on the mine railway and on an incline to the dressing floors where wagons trundle noisily around and the ore is processed by a series of machinery and to levels where vast waterwheels are linked to flat rod systems and underground leats, and to areas where ore was retrieved by the fire-setting methods.

Presentation by David Eeles
1.30 pm - 5.00 pm Afternoon Walk
Venue: Chagford Jubilee Hall car park
The three mill areas we shall be visiting are all on private land and permission has kindly been given for us to explore these sites, two of which the DTRG has never before had access to. Members to meet at the car park where directions will be given for the visits and car sharing organised if necessary. The mills are situated quite close together and two of them are easy to access, so members of all abilities should have no difficulty.
25
Apr
All day Parish Mine Day
Venue: Ashburton
Details to be posted following publication of November newsletter