At January’s meeting we were treated to a most interesting exposition of a piece of Tavistock’s prehistory by our local heritage consultant, Andrew Thompson. It was revealed by the Tavistock Trendle Archaeological Project which is sponsored by Mount Kelly, Tavistock Museum and Tavistock Forward. The Trendle is an earthwork of banks and ditches to be […]
A day trip to the Minack Theatre has been arranged to see the Cambridge Gilbert & Sullivan Society perform Princess Ida on Tuesday 24th September. As we did last year, we will be travelling in a 27-seater coach, big enough to accompany the members who want to go and small enough for the driver to […]
Amblers Programe 4th February – Cliff will be leading a walk TBA 11th February – Elizabeth will take the group to Sourton to see the Snowdrops 18th February – A walk in Bere Alston followed by cheese scones chez Valerie 23rd February – Ann will be taking the group on a walk at Walkhampton Longer […]
On Monday 28th January, on a bright but cold morning, Barbara and John Schofield led 12 Amblers to Merrivale to see the stone rows. The main area of archaeological interest is to the south-east of Merrivale and although it has been diminished over time, the site includes a 3.8m standing stone, a stone circle and […]
We are starting a new Group for Petanque on Wednesday 24th April from 10am – 12noon. The group plan to meet on alternate Wednesdays. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jean Quartley or add your name to the Register of Interest at the monthly meeting.
Scarcely 10 days after the invasion of Zululand began, disaster struck at Isandhlwana. Whilst Lord Chelmsford was away with 60% of the force in search of the main Zulu army, the remaining force of 1,800 British soldiers was overwhelmed by 25,000 Zulu warriors. Imagine the courage of facing modern rifles with spear and shield? In […]