YDLHS 15 Jan 2019

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall

Tuesday 15th January, 7:30pm

“Tavistock Canal and its History”

– a talk by Simon Dell

“Tavistock is now Devon’s “World Heritage” town and this designation was created as a result of the Tavistock Canal and the part it played in the Cornwall and West Devon mining heritage. Constructed to improve transportation from the biggest copper mines in the world in the beginning of the nineteenth century, it linked Tavistock to the port of Morwellham on the River Tamar. This talk looks at the construction of the canal and the effect it had on Tavistock and West Devon.”

For more about Simon Dell see simondell.co.uk

Yelverton & District Local History Society