An Introduction and New Perspectives on Tavistock’s History and Archaeology by Andrew Thompson – a series of lectures to be held in Tavistock Library starting Friday 20 March and ending Friday 1 May.
This is a series of one hour illustrated talks by archaeologist and historian Andrew Thompson exploring Tavistock’s history and heritage from prehistoric settlement to World Heritage Site. They are designed to provide an introduction for people new to the town’s history and to offer fresh insights for those already familiar with it.
Friday 20 March 2-3pm
Origin myths and archaeology: Tavistock and West Devon from prehistory to the Saxons
Friday 27 March 2-3pm
Saints and sinners: Tavistock Abbey and religious practice in the Middle Age
Friday 3 April 2-3pm
Tin, trade and transhumance: the medieval town and countryside
Friday 17 April 2-3pm
Copper, canal and the Cornish: Tavistock in the Industrial Revolution
Friday 24 April 2-3pm
‘The age of improvement’: the Duke of Bedford’s Estate in the 19th Century
Friday 1 May 2-3pm
Romancing the stones? Conservation from the Picturesque to World Heritage
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL and tickets are available from Tavistock Library: £5.00 per lecture or £25.00 for the whole course.