Exbourne Local History Group
The next meeting in Exbourne Village Hall will be:
19thJune "Tavistock - 1000 years of History" Andrew Thompson - Archaeologist and Historian
For nearly 1000 years Tavistock was dominated by two wealthy and powerful institutions: the medieval Benedictine abbey and the Dukes of Bedford. This talk traces their influence in the street patterns, medieval ruins and Georgian and Victorian architecture of one of England’s most attractive market towns. It also examines how the Bedford estate’s urban planning and Tavistock’s industrial archaeology are so highly valued by heritage professionals that the town is included in the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Site.