Past Newsletters & Articles

You can now view, download and search our archive of past newsletters from Issue Number 1 in February 1998. Thank you to all those involved in the task of making this information available online.

Newsletter 74

Contents

Introduction by Bill Murray
Fursdon Review | Independent Review of Protected Site Management on Dartmoor by Steve Mason
A Tribute to Tanya Welch by Caya Edwards
Memories of the Summer Barbeque 2023 at Great Ensworthy with a walk up Buttern Hill by Caya Edwards
Current Approaches to Peatland Restoration on Dartmoor. Report by Annabel Crowley
A Revelatory Eye | Dartmoor Photography from the 1850s to the 1870s a talk by Tom Greeves. Report by Gill Povey
The Dartmoor Society Conference 2023 | Dartmoor’s Temperate Rainforests: Past, Present and Future. Report by Caya Edwards, Annabel Crowley, Rachel Van der Steen and Anthea Hoey
The Dartmoor Society Award 2023 | Presentation to John Walters by Caya Edwards
Dunlin on Dartmoor, Summer 2023 by Mike Sampson
The Dartmoor Society Annual General Meeting 2024 Notice
Calendar of Forthcoming Events
Membership Matters

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Newsletter 73

Contents

Introduction by Bill Murray
Dartmoor Still Misunderstood by Tom Greeves
An overview by Annabel Crowley
Wild Camping Discussion by Caya Edwards
Visit to Ashburton by Bill Murray
Report of the Annual General Meeting 2023
Bird Populations on Dartmoor by Helen Booker
Visit to the Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony by Annabel Crowley
Celebrating Spirituality at Lydford by Nick Fennemore
New Recording of Dartmoor Songs by Steve and Anne Gill
The Dartmoor Fiddler by Laura Joint
Day of Talks: Temperate Rainforests
Forthcoming Events
Membership Matters

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Newsletter 72

Contents

Introduction by Bill Murray, Chair
Cover Story | To Camp or Not to Camp? by Kate Ashbrook
Summer Barbecue by Bill Murray
Farm Visit to Lowertown by Bill Murray
Songs of Old Dartmoor by Caya Edwards
Visit to Schumacher College by Annabel Crowley
Walking with Pooh Sticks by Chris Chapman
Dartmoor Hill Pony Research by Charlotte Faulkner
Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Group by Nick Fennemore
Dartmoor’s Atlantic Oak Woodlands by Adrian Colston
Peatland Partnership Update by Bill Murray
Dartmoor’s Wetland Birds by Caya Edwards
Recording Birds and Rainfall on High Dartmoor by Caya Edwards
Calendar of Forthcoming Events
Membership Matters

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Newsletter 70

Contents
Introduction by Alan Endacott
The Dartmoor Society Award 2022 by Mike Watson
Visit to Challacombe Farm by Annabel Crowley
Visit to Wildside by Annabel Crowley
Visit to Elvan Farm by Caya Edwards
Conference 2021 | ‘Hallowed Turf: Perspectives on the Conservation of
Dartmoor’s Blanket Peat’
Report of the Annual General Meeting 2021
Calendar of Forthcoming Events 2022
Dartmoor Step Dancing by Lisa Sture
Membership Matters

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Newsletter 69

Contents
Introduction
by Alan Endacott, Acting Chairman
Cover Story | Wistmans Wood by Annabel Crowley
The Dartmoor Society’s Response to Works by the South West Peatland Partnership
The Remarkable Pinwill Sisters
Welcome Transport Breakthroughs
Calendar of Forthcoming Events 2021
Aspects of the Dartmoor Commons
The Dartmoor Society Annual General Meeting
Membership Matters

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Introduction by Alan Endacott
Cover Story by Annabel Crowley
The South Zeal Water System by Wilf Hodges
Higher Shilstone Chris Chapman’s talk and film
Life in Throwleigh Chris Chapman’s photographic archive
Dartmoor National Park Draft Management Plan Consultation The Society’s submission
Dartmoor Society Annual General Meeting
A report by Alan Endacott
Calendar. Tracey Elliot-Reep’s calendar for 2021
Membership Matters
Notes and updates for Society members
Christmas Cards
Cards by Steve Mason and Nigel Machins
Past Newsletters and Articles

Society News: The Dartmoor Society Comments for the DEFRA Food strategy Review
Tribute to Lucy Luxmoore
DNPA Forum on the Glover Review on Natural Landscapes
Archaeology at Risk Community Project
Livestock Deaths and Injuries on Dartmoor Roads
Member Profile: Chris Chapman
Pengelly Caves
Debate: The Secret Life of Dartmoor Birds
Research Lecture: Conservation Grazing with Dartmoor Ponies; Reducing Molinia Dominance and Encouraging the Germination of Calluna Vulgaris (Heather) on an Upland Site on Dartmoor
Burrator Tree Launch Event
New Dartmoor Book. Higher Shilstone Memories of a Medieval Farmstead on Dartmoor by Chris Chapman.

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Society NewsDartmoor Peatland Partnership Project – Liz Miall

Peatland Inquiry
Dartmoor Society Submission to the House of Commons re: Datmoor Ponies in support of the Dartmoor Hill Pony Associations submission.
Dartmoor Pony Submission by Joss Hibbs
Our Submission in Support of Joss Hibbs
Responses to Our Letter of Support to Joss Hibbs
Member ProfileCaya Edwards
Newsletter Editor Update
Summer Fairs
Burnicombe Wood 15
Sheepstor Church with Richard Bayley and talk on the Pinwill Sisters by Dr Helen Wilson

Summer Barbecue

Moorlands Farm Visit 
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Newsletter 65

Contents

Book notice: Gidleigh – A Dartmoor Village Past and Present
2019 Christmas Card Update
Mires Project Update
Forum of the Devonshire Association
Summer Shows
The Dartmoor Society 21 AGM
– Parishscapes and the Dartmoor Community
– Minutes
– Chairman’s Report
– The Dartmoor Society Award 2019
– Special Tribute to Tom and Elisabeth Greeves
Wilf Hodges
Making the Invisible Visible
Higher Uppacott Visit
The Pinwill Sisters at Sheepstor and Yelverton Churches
The Dartmoor Society Summer Barbecue
Moorlands Farm Visit
William Pengelley Caves Studies Trust Visit
The Dartmoor Society Debate 2019
The Dartmoor Society Research Lecture 2019
Membership
New members
Changes to online bookings
Newsletter copy date

 

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Society news: The Dartmoor Society 21″ AGM
Member Profile: Tanya Welch
Letters: Defra review of Designated Landscapes
Lewtrenchard Church, Forgotten Garden, and Coombe Trenchard House
The Dartmoor Society Debate. Dartmoor Stone
The Dartmoor Society Research Lecture. Stakeholder attitudes to the narratives of the 
Dartmoor Commons: tradition and the search for consensus in a time of change – Adrian Colston

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Society news
Book notice: Dartmoor Resonance and the Story of Dartmoor Music
Chairman and Vice-Chairman
Gidleigh Common
AGM – 2019
Book notice: A Dartmoor Farmer, His Daughters and his Diary
Member ProPile: Alan Endacott
Letters: Mires Project
Cultural Heritage Priorities for Dartmoor 2018 Onwards
Hillyfield Woodland visit
Okehampton Camp visit
Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival
The Dartmoor Society Summer Barbecue
Corringdon Farm visit

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Contents
Editorial
Book notice: Buckfast Abbey – History, Art and Architecture
AGM – A review of the first 20 years
AGM – Minutes
AGM – Chairman’s report
The Dartmoor Society Award 2018
Book notice: Soils in Devon IX
Tom Orchard
The future of food, farming & the environment
Buckfastleigh visit
Castle Drogo hydro-electric plant visit
Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival
The Dartmoor Society Barbecue 2018
Corringdon Farm visit
Lewtrenchard Church and Coombe Trenchard visit
The Dartmoor Society Debate 2018
The Dartmoor Society Research Lecture 2018
Membership
New members
Changes to online bookings
Newsletter copy date

Contents

The Dartmoor Society 20 AGM
Christmas card images wanted
A special ‘Thank you’ to Elisabeth Greeves
New Newsletter Editor
Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region
Peatland Bibliography and the Dartmoor Mires
Loss of important Dartmoor buildings

Den Brook Wind Farm visit
Dartmoor Society Research Lecture

Castle Drogo hydroelectric plant visit
Hillyfield Woodland visit
Okehampton Camp visit
Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival

Membership
New members
Changes to online bookings
Newsletter copy date

Newsletter 61

Past Newsletters and Articles
Society News: Peatland Partnership and the Dartmoor Mires
Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival
Dartmoor Newspaper Cuttings
The Future of Dartmoor Commons
Goodbye from Acting Newsletter Editor
PCWW Boundstones
Picnic and Ailsborough Tin Mine
The Dartmoor Society BBQ hosted by Helen and Wilf Hodges
Visit to Pizwell Farm, Postbridge
Past Newsletters and Articles
Society News: Dartmoor Society AGM 2017
Dartmoor Society 2017 Award to Kelly Mine Preservation Association
Fingle Woods and Wooston Castle
Tin Mining & Miners of the Postbridge Area – by Dr Tom Greeves
Facing Sin – Roof Bosses in Ugborough Church – by Dr Sue Andrew
Visit to Lukesland Gardens, Harford
Past Newsletters and Articles
Society News: Dartmoor Society AGM 2017, Princetown Distillery Update
PCWW Stones, Ces Hoult
The Dartmoor Society Debate 2016 – Return to the Wildwood?
Research Fund Used for New Vegetation Survey
Research Lecture – ‘The Dartmoor Conchies’
Quiz Night at the Warren House Inn
Belstone Village, Church & Tea
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Society News: Steward Community Woodland, Moretonhampstead, Hillyfield Plantation and Tom’s Brake, Harbourneford — Application 0259/15
Princetown Electricity Generating Station
Hele Farm, North Bovey 0407/16 — Proposed Agricultural Barn
Archaeological Audit of Dartmoor Railways — disks now available
New book by Colin Pearse
Presentation to Judy Ehlen
Kelly Mine Visit
BBQ at South Zeal
Moortown Farm — Whitchurch
Steward Community Woodland
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Society News: ‘The Discovery of Sittaford Stone Circle – Its Context and Significance’ — Alan Endacott
Dartmoor Society Award 2016 to Miles and Gail Fursdon
Three Hares Project
Taw Valley Creamery

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Society News: AGM, New Work on Conserving PCWW Stones, Grant for Major Dartmoor Conference on Dartmoor Tinworking and Tim Mining.
Dartmoor Charter Train Goes to Hungary
Jeremy Hatch
North Wyke House & Farm Grassland System
The Langaford Farm Charitable Trust Visit
Dartmoor Society Research Lecture ‘Dartmoor Weather’ Will Hand
Winter Revel
Tour of Buckfast Abbey

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Society News: Audit of Railway Features and Structures DVD
Tim Harrod’s Soil Map of Northeast Dartmoor
Colin Pearce DS Award Winner Writes New Book
Gerald Quinn
Visit to Christow Station (Exeter & Teign Valley Railway)
An Exploration of Dartmoor Soils with Dr Tim Harrod
Dartmoor Society Walk & Barbecue
Visit to Moortown Farm, Gidleigh

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Society News: AGM, Chairman’s Report, 
Dartmoor Society Award 2015 to Meteorologist, Will Hand
Dartmoor Society Attendance at Various Events, What We Do and Ways Forward
Moretonhampstead
British Ceramic Tile Factory
Old Walls Hydro Visit at Ponsworthy
Past Newsletters and Articles
Society News: AGM, New Publicity Committee Member Facebook & Twitter Pages 
PCWW Boundstones on Cramber Tor Training Area
Dartmoor Pony Meat
Mires Project Visit to Flat Tor Pan
Railways and Their Heritage on Dartmoor Dartmoor Society debate Report.
Research Lecture — Pony Herds and Managementby Robon Petrie-Richie.
Past Newsletters and Articles
Society News: Mires Project Update, Iron Store, Burrator, Yennadon Quarry, HER
Record
Yennadon Quarry
Dartmoor Society Barbecue
Farm Visit to Tor Royal
Past Newsletters and Articles

Society News: Mires Project Update, 16th Annual General Meeting with talk by John Walters, Chagford Show & Widecombe Fair, Remember the Floods?
From the Membership Secretary
DNPA HER Office
Chapel & Church, Ashburton
Sharpham House
Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, Lympstone

Past Newsletters and Articles
Society News: Mires Project Update, Dartmoor Society AGM, Arnold Cole, From the Membership Secretary, Urbanising Sign at Nosworthy Bridge
Bellever Stroll
Dartmoor Society Debate — Ponies on Dartmoor. Report
Research Lecture — Soils of Chagford, Moretonhampstead
and Beyond. Tim Harrod.
Past Newsletters and Articles

Society News: Mires Project Update, DNP Management Plan — Dartmoor Society Comments, Development Management & Delivery
Letters: Subscription increase Judy Ehlen
Sibelco Clay Works
Crownhill Down Excavations
Summer Barbecue & Walk
Soussons Farm Visit

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Society News: 2013 AGM and presentation of the Dartmoor Society Award to Dr Andrew Flemming. 
Mr Patrick Simpson, owner of Spitchwick Estate in the parish of Widecombe.
‘The History and Management of the Spitchwick Estate — A Healthy Dinosaur in the 21st Century’
Financial donation towards the restoration of Rev Samuel Rowe’s Tomb Crediton.
Report on a visit to Glendinning Linhay Quarry
Visit to South Tawton Church House & Church
Visit ‘The Dartmoor Explorer’ Charter Train
Walk Ted Hughes Memorial Stone via Teignhead Farm and
Hangingstone Hill
Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Society News: SW Uplands Federation Conference 19 October 2012 Those Whom the Gods Wish To Destroy First Make Mad.
Tom Greeves lecture at the SW Uplands Federation Conference.
Research Lecture: The Glaciation of Dartmoor with Dr Stephan Harrison. Report: Judy Ehlen
Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Society News:Mires Project Update, Honorary Treasurer, Dartmoor Folk Festival DVD,  Animal Deaths and Injuries
Letters: Cranmere Pool.
Visit to Heath Wood
Mires Project Walk to Flat Tor Pan
Exhibition of Paintings by William Snell Morrish & Family
Dartmoor Society Summer Walk and Barbecue. Haytor.
Visit to Meads Farm
A Walk Around Lydford 
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Editorial
Society News: Dartmoor Mires Project
Presentation of the 2012 Dartmoor Society Award to Michael and Swana Hardy at the Annual General Meeting, Leusdon Village Hall
Sydenham House Visit
Devon Record Office Open Day
Dartmoor Society Research Lecture
“Behind the Scenes” at the Devon Record Office
Mires Project Update
Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Society News: Dartmoor Mires Project
Annual General Meeting, Leusdon Village Hall
Dr. Keith Strelling retired from the Dartmoor Society Committee
14th Dartmoor Society Debate Report DVD available.
Dartmoor Society Research Lecture Phil Newman: Environment, Tradition and Adventure: metal mining on and around Dartmoor in the 18th and 19th centuries.
“Behind the Scenes” at the Devon Record Office by Judy Ehlen
Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Society News: A Travesty of Heritage Management, Stonecutting Heritage Destroyed, Comments on DNPA Consultation Document, DEFRA Consultation Response, 60 Years Of Dartmoor National Park
The Dartmoor Society Award 2011 To Bill Murray. Report
Animal Accidents January-June 2011
14th Dartmoor Society Debate Dartmoor’s Archaeological Heritage and its conservation 1951-2011
Summer Walk & Barbecue
Mires Project — visit to Winney’s Down
Visit to Greenwell Farm, Meavy
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Editorial
Society News: Report on the 13th Annual General Meeting,
Introducing the new Honorary Secretary of the Dartmoor Society Tanya Welsh
Dartmoor National Park — Draft Design Guide 2011
Animal Accidents October — December 2010
Hamel Down Wreath Laying
Website Changes
Research Lecture report amendments
Visit to Seale Stoke Farm
Walk through Shaptor Wood
Guided Tour of RAF Harrowbeer
Walk at Believer — Conservation grazing
Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Society News: Dartmoor Training Area, Consultation on the Governance Arrangements for the National Parks
WebsiteChanges
Postcard Auction
Annual General Meeting, Scoriton Village Hall
What Future for Dartmoor Woodlands? – The 13th Dartmoor
Society Debate. Report.
Dartmoor Society Research Lecture, Lauren Parry: ‘the sustainable carbon management of British blanket peatlands: a case study on Dartmoor’
The Devon Rural Archive
Feature: “She seeks wool … and works willingly with her hands ” Interview with Claire Compton.
Past Newsletters and Articles

Editorial
Society News
Re wetting of Mires, Two Bridges Barn, Review of National Parks Governance,
Consultation on the “Dartmoor Way” DNPA Recreation & Access Strategy 2010-20171
Website Changes
Avon Valley Walk
Summer Walk & Barbecue, Haytor
Dartmoor Mires 5 July 2010 – Blackabrook
Peek Hill Farm Visit
Lydford Arts Day
Exmoor Mires 18 September 2010 — Squallacombe
Front Cover : Lucy Turmaine demonstrates painting techniques

Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Society News: Re-wetting Dartmoor’s Mires, Knowle, Walkhampton – the story of an ancient meadow. First Dartmoor Society Research Project , “Small Dwellings on Dartmoor”
Throwleigh Festival News
Dartmoor Challenge
Visit to Dunsford Iron Mills
Visit to the studio of Peter Randall-Page
Presentation of the Dartmoor Socity award to Charlotte Faulkner
Cordonford Farm and Dinna Clerks visit
Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Society News: Re-wetting Dartmoor’s Mires, Knowle, Walkhampton – Update, South Brent Energy Project
Fungus Foray, 18 Oct 2009
Gidleigh Castle and Church, 18 Nov 2009
Dartmoor Society Revel, 5th Dec 2009
`Dartmoor on the Map’, 20 Jan 2010′ 
Correspondence from T.G. Garratt
“A Towering Achievement of Real Value” A review of Ian Mercer’s ‘Dartmoor’ 2009
Past Newsletters and Articles

Editorial
Society News
Steward Community Woodland — DNPA costs
Website changes coming soon
Executive Committee nominations for AGM elections
Responses and Comments made on behalf of the Society
Comment on Local Development Framework — Development
Management & Delivery — Development Plan Document 2006-
2026:Parts I-III
Response of the Dartmoor Society to “Protected Landscapes —
Natural England’s Draft Policy for Consultation 2009”
Walkingwith Llamas
Dartmoor Society Summer Barbecue
Visit to Sherril Farm
Walk to Cut Hill
The Dartmoor Society 12th Annual Debate Dartmoor Churches and Chapels.
Duchy Square Centre for Creativity, Princetown
Livestock Death & Injuries
Front Cover : Sheep at Foggintor Quarry, Richard Gearey

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Editorial
Society News
The 12th Dartmoor Society Award to Elisabeth Stanbrook
The Future of England’s Upland Communities consultation response
Knowle Terrace, Walkhampton planning update
Eco-Community Granted Planning Permission
Rewetting the Blanket Peat
Crownhill Down Fence
Wild River Cold Stone Film by Chris Chapman and  Kate King
Comment on Local Development Framework — Development
Management & Delivery — Development Plan Document 2006-
Brimpts Farm — Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust & Tin Mine,
Finds Day, Holne
Annual General Meeting, Belstone Village Hall
Throwleigh Festival Report
Visit to Headon China Clay Works, Cornwood, 6 May Report
Botanical Walk, Okehampton Woods, 24 May Report
Correspondence Received – New Bridge Proposed to Cross the Upper Becka Brook
Feeling the presence of God — Life as a Dartmoor clergyman. An interview with Venerable John Rawlings, Archdeacon of Totnes
Front Cover : Widecombe-in-the-Moor church, Tom Greeves
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Editorial
Society News New Bridge English Heritage Decision, Rewetting the blanket peat of Dartmoor, The Military Loop Road, Widecombe in the Moor Tetra Mast,
Direct Elections to National Parks — DEFRA consultation
Executive Committee Nominations
Annual General Meeting, Belstone Village Hall
“Uplands matter to me” — a film by Natural England
Visit to Fernworthy Forest
2nd Annual Research lecture — ‘Facing Sin — Image and Identity
on Medieval Dartmoor’ By Sue Andrew.
Visit to Dartmoor Archive, Cornwood, 17 Jan 2009
The Dartmoor Society Revel 6 December 20082
Dartmoor Society website — the way forward
2008 weather statistics for Throwleigh
Finding a Spirit of Adventure — an interview with John Diplock 32
Front Cover : ‘Detail of Penitentia, Seven Sacraments window, C. 1480,
Doddiscombsleigh church’ Sue Andrew

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Editorial
Proposed Fence on Crownhill Down
Knowle Terrace, Walkhampton. Formal planning complaint
Review of Local Government Boundaries
Visit to William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust
Walk to Corndonford Mire
Visit to East Okement Farm
Harold Fox Memorial Day Manaton and Houndtor
The Dartmoor Society Debate: ‘What Future
for Dartmoor’s Water Resources?’  Report
Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Recruitment of Officers
Knowle Terrace, Walkhampton Formal Complaint
The Clam Bridge, Bovey Valley by Peter F. Mason
Hemerdon Mine
When we went a Gipsying — Sabine Baring-Gould’s quest for
folklife in Devon and Cornwall by Martin Graebe
Visit to Bowden Mill by Tom Greeves
Annual General Meeting, Talk by Chris Gregory and Presentation of Dartmoor Society Awards for 2007 and 2008 to Eric Webber 2007 and Chris Chapman 2008
Festival of Dartmoor Literature Report by Tom Greeves
Arthur Westlake — Okehampton Railwayman by Mike Hedges & Tony Hill
Finch Foundry needs Volunteers 
Past Newsletters and Articles

Editorial
Dartmoor National Park Management Plan 2007 – 2012 by Dawn Hatton and Tom Greeves
Dartmoor National Park: Local Development Framework: Core Strategy Development Plan
Imerys and WBB Imerys press release Tom Greeves
Hemerdon Ball Tungsten/Wolfram Mine by Tom Greeves
Reports on Events 8 Visit to Renewable Energy Project, Dart Valley Country Park by Jonathan and Ralph Aylett
Inaugural Research Lecture Climatic and Environmental Change on Dartmoor: Lessons from Archaeology and Palaeoecology’. Dr Ralph Fyfe
DTRG Brimpts Tin Mines Trail Guide
Jonathan Lamming – Dartmoor Vet

Past Newsletters and Articles

Editorial
Society News
Comments on Dartmoor National Park Core Strategy
Comments on Draft Dartmoor National Park ManagementPlan 2007-2012
Visit to Deer Force 10
Summer Walk and Barbecue Report
Visit to Fernworthy Reservoir Report
The 10°’ Dartmoor Society Debate: ‘What Future for the Dartmoor Village?’ Report
Kenneth Day — Eden Phillpotts Aficionado

Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Society News
Dartmoor Society Literary Festival
Livestock Deaths and Injuries on Dartmoor
Reports on Events
The 2007 Annual General Meeting including a talk by Alex Murdin
Landscape and Leisure: Contemporary Art on Dartmoor:
Visit to Steward Wood Community by Dr Tom Greeves
Visit to Watts Blake Bearne China Clay by Dave & Dawn Hatton
Summer Walk & Barbecue, Gutter Tor Hut
Diversification at Brimpts Farm
Front cover: Fernworthy Darn, to which a Society visit has been arranged for
Saturday 8th September photo © Mike Hedge
Past Newsletters and Articles

Editorial
Dartmoor Society Award 2006 Nigel Shaw and Carolyn Hillyer
Burrator Reservoir — SWLT Management Plan
by Toni Greeves and Keith Strelling
Housing Policy on Dartmoor by Toni Greeves
Livestock Deaths and Injuries on Dartmoor
Visit to Kelly Mine
Visit to Steward Wood Community
Visit to Watts Blake Bearne China Clay
Visit to Deer Force
Michael Jecks, Author of Medieval Murder Stories
Front cover: Rime frost on West Mill Tor, February 2006

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Editorial
Research Fund
New Website
Burrator Reservoir — meeting with DNPA
Summer Walk and Barbecue, by Tom Greeves 
Visit to Druid Orchard
Visit to Batworthy Farm
Visit to Upper Merrivale Tin Mill, by Jonathan Aylett 
9th Dartmoor Society Debate – Designer Wilderness? What Future for Dartmoor’s Vegetation.
Jerry and Jan Sharpe – Builders in Traditional Materials
Front cover: The ancient cider press at Batworthy Farm — see report on visit 
Past Newsletters and Articles

Editorial
Research Fund Launch £500 donation from Dartmoor Magazine
The 2006 Annual General Meeting
The work of the Dartmoor Rescue Group — a talk by Bud Francis
Livestock Incidents 2005/06
Visit to Holne Chase by Jonathan Aylett
The proving mortar at Powdermills

Past Newsletters and Articles

Editorial
The Dartmoor Society Award 2005 Colin Pearce
Call for Public Inquiry on Den Brook Wind Turbines
Visit to Brimblecombe Cider by Peter Fillingham
Visit to Powdermills and Dartcom by Dave Hatton
Orchards Information Booklet
Executive Committee — Personal Statements of Candidates
Visit to Upper Merrivale Tin Mill
Visit to Holne Chase
Cryptic Moorland Walk
The Prison Farm, Princetown

Past Newsletters and Articles

Editorial
Charitable Status for the Society
New Bridge, River Dart
Visit to Huccaby Farm
Visit to Military Target Railway Sites
Visit to Shovel Down Excavations
Summer Barbecue and Walk
Extraordinary General Meeting and Charitable Status
What Future for Dartmoor Orchards?  Report.
Life at East Okement Farm
A Note from the Chairman Book by Mike Hedges Walking the Forest Bounds of Dartmoor

Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Wind turbine proposal at Yelland Farm, Okehampton
Livestock Incidents on Dartmoor roads, 2004/05
Dartmoor Folk Festival Sponsorship
Silence at Ramscliffe
Annual General Meeting including Talk by Rachel Thomas CBE:  Moorlands at a Crossroads
Visit to Sourton Quarry Nature Reserve
Visit to Buckfast Abbey Bell Tower
Cryptic Moorland Walk and Skittles Evening
Extraordinary General Meeting / Mardon Down Walk
Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
The Dartmoor Society Award presented to Tony Beard
Burrator Reservoir Management Plan
Ron Dustan, Woodcarver in Westcountry Churches
Violet Pinwell, Ecclesiastical Woodcarver by Sue Andrew
Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Miles & Gail Fursdon: UK runners-up in Sustainability Awards
The Dartmoor Hydropower Survey
Donations by the Society Colin Pearce towards publication of his book The Whitefaced Drift of Dartmoor’s ‘prappee
Sheep — A Story as olde as them hills.

Livestock Deaths — New Signs Appear
Visit to Bowden Farm
Summer Barbecue
Visit to Black-a-Tor Copse
The Dartmoor Society Debate. Report: How important is China Clay to Dartmoor?
Flashback to Spring 36
Front cover: View from tip T2 at Lee Moor china clay works over the Tory Brook
valley, lagoon and drying kilns 
Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Livestock Deaths 2003/04
Zeal Tor Tramway 2-Miles Stone
Visit to Prewley Water Treatment Works
Annual General Meeting with a talk by Tony Beard
Visit to Shilstone Rocks Stud by Jonathan Aylett
The 7th Dartmoor Society Debate: How important is China Clay to Dartmoor?
Wilf Hutchings, Dartmoor Wall Builder
Past Newsletters and Articles

Editorial
Amanda Steers
The Dartmoor Society Award 2003: Marion Saunders
Dartmoor National Park Authority Local Plan Inquiry Details of DS comments
The Dartmoor Society and Hansard
Visit to Old Walls Hydro Plant
Visit to Buckfast Woollen Mill 10
Roger Michelmore – a lifetime’s career as a land agent

Past Newsletters and Articles

Editorial
New Committee Members
Lowery Barn
Summer Walk and Barbecue by Tony Hill
Debate: ‘The Military on Dartmoor’
Matthew McCann, Walkhampton furniture maker 23
The Baring-Gould Festival & Study Break by Paul Wilson
Front cover: Speakers and Chair at the 6th Dartmoor Society
Debate : Kate Ashbrook, John Loch, Jo Cole, Dr Tom Greeves,
Martin Coulson, Lt Col (Retd) Tony Clark, Lt Col James Porter.
(Photo © Mike Hedges)

Past Newsletters and Articles

Editorial
Bernard Raeke, Hon Treasurer
Livestock Deaths on Dartmoor
Dartmoor Folk Festival Association Sponsorship
Dartmoor Poetry Video
Annual General Meeting – Maureen Crosbie MBE gave a talk
on her working life as a teacher inside Dartmoor prison, Princetown
Visit to Roundhouse Reconstruction, Lower Merripit
Susanne Haines – Calligrapher and Artist.

Past Newsletters and Articles

Editorial
The Dartmoor Society Award 2002
Military Training on Cramber Tor Burrator
Livestock Deaths on Dartmoor
Visit to Gray’s Cider
Taking Action For Dartmoor’s Wildlife. A talk by Sue Goodfellow.
Stuart Arthur – Dartmoor Thatcher
COVER STORY Renewable Energy on Dartmoor –
a report on our October 2002 Debate

Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Obituary: Graham Ledger
Peter Beacham
Livestock Deaths on Dartmoor’s Roads
Fencing on Crownhill Down
Barbecue at Gutter Tor Scout Hut
COVER STORY— Dartmoor as a water resource — an interview with South West Water
Past Newsletters and Articles

Is A National Park Good For Dartmoor?
Proceedings Of The Debate
Graham Ledger
Dartmoor National Park Local Plan: First Review 1995 — 2011 Dartmoor Society comments
Burrator Commercialisation
The Whitchurch-Grenofen ‘Runt Gateway’
Walk on Crownhill Down
Animal Deaths and Injuries, 2001/02
Annual General Meeting 2002
Walk in ‘Yarner Wood Nature Reserve
COVER STORY—The Duchy of Cornwall on Dartmoor

Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Is a National Park good for Dartmoor? – Proceedings of the Debate
The Dartmoor Society Award 2001 To Marilyn Tucker and Paul Wilson of Wren Music.
Demolition of Buckfastleigh Pub and Garage
Fencing on Crownhill Down
The Whitchurch-Grenofen ‘Rural Gateway’
Ordnance Clearance by the MOD
The Three Hares – Secrets of the Orient by Sue Andrew
The Dartmoor Society Revel 2001
Talk by Jenny Sanders on Dartmoor Longhouses
Donation to Dartmoor Folk Festival Association
The Work of the National Trust on Dartmoor as landowner Keith Robinson. By Mike Hedges.
Past Newsletters and Articles
Editorial
Is a National Park good for Dartmoor? – Proceedings of the Debate
The Dartmoor Society Award 2001 To Marilyn Tucker and Paul Wilson of Wren Music.
Demolition of Buckfastleigh Pub and Garage
Fencing on Crownhill Down
The Whitchurch-Grenofen ‘Rural Gateway’
Ordnance Clearance by the MOD
The Three Hares – Secrets of the Orient by Sue Andrew
The Dartmoor Society Revel 2001
Talk by Jenny Sanders on Dartmoor Longhouses
Donation to Dartmoor Folk Festival Association
The Work of the National Trust on Dartmoor as landowner Keith Robinson. By Mike Hedges.
Past Newsletters and Articles

Chairman’s Comment
Open for Business — Just :The Impact of Foot and Mouth
Disease on the Cherrybrook Hotel
Fingers Crossed: Peek Hill Farm has avoided Foot and Mouth Disease, but life has been very different since the outbreak
A Global Job Swap: Canadian Ranger Chris McCarthy tells the Newsletter about his job swap experiences on Dartmoor
Development at Burrator
Development at Moretonhampstead
Your Views on Society Events
Dr David Keeling
Mrs Joan Widdicombe
Baring-Gould Study Day
Liaison with Army Training Estate SW

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The Dartmoor Society Award 2000
Burrator
New Wall at Huntingdon Warren
Development at Moretonhampstead
Fencing on Crownhill Down
COVER STORY The Work of Forest Enterprise on Dartmoor
Commandos’ 30-mile Endurance Walk b y Roger Paul
The Late Mrs A. Matthews
The 3rd Dartmoor Society Revel
Visit to Meldon Quarry by Tony Hill
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Fencing on Crownhill Down
Action for Wildlife: The Dartmoor Biodiversity Action Plan
Dartmoor Commons ESA Agreements – An Owner’s Perspective
By G.J.D. Dollard
National Importance of Burrator Lodge and Dam Recognised
Summer Walk, Runnage Farm Area
Picnic at Ducks Pool
The 3rd Dartmoor Society Debate: Dartmoor Tourism – How Much? By Judith Prichard
The Watershed Birds of High Dartmoor by Tony Archer-Lock
COVER STORY: Interview with John Lawrence, Governor, HM Prison Dartmoor
St Michael’s Church, Princetown

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The 2000 Annual General Meeting and Illustrated Talk by Chris Chapman
Burrator Plans Rejected by Dr Tom Greens
Burrator 2000: 1996 and all that.. by Dr Keith Strelling
40 mph limit: Analysis of livestock deaths and injuries, 1999/2000
Response to Dartmoor National Park Management Plan
A Devon Papermaking Family by Mike Brown, Dartmoor Press
Visit to Hound Tor Mediaeval Village
Visit to Willsworthy Firing Range
COVER STORY DartCom
The Dartmoor 2000 Project by Mike Brown, Dartmoor Press

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The Dartmoor Society Award — Geoffrey Weymouth
The Dartmoor 40mph speed limit
Lady Sylvia Sayer
SHARD – South Hams against Rural Destruction
Ducks Pool — Restoration of William Crossing Memorial
David German and Elizabeth Jarrold
Burrator Commercialisation
Towards the Wild’ – Report on the Moor Trees Conference
Dartmoor Society Revel
Report on the Visit to Stowford Mill, Ivybridge
Steven Woods: Dartmoor Photographer and Author

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40mph Sub-Committee
The River Dart — A Note from Alice Oswald
The Dartmoor Society Award to Geoffrey Weymouth Dartmoor photographer
An Insight into Military Training on South Dartmoor, by Len Jones
Dartmoor Society Debate, UNLOVED AND MISUNDERSTOOD? – DARTMOOR BUILDINGS 1850 – 1950 by Judith Prichard

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Buildings Sub-Committee Burrator
40mph Sub-Committee
Annual General Meeting and Talk by Lt. Col. Tony Clark OBE
Life at Peek Hill Farm COVER STORY
Report on visit to Watts Blake Bearne’s China Clay Works

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Newsletter 4 February 1999
Dartmoor Society Award to Dr Jeremy Butler 
Life at the Warren House Inn by Mike Hedges
Report on events
Burrator Storage Shed
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Newsletter No 3 October 1998
Report of the 40MPH speed limit debated at the Two Bridges Hotel.
Chris Chapman’s book Wild Goose and Riddon.
Planning matters
Buildings at Risk
Events
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President’s Message
Inaugural Meeting. Welcome by Graham Ledger
Inaugural Lecture by Tom Greeves
Report on events
Newsletter 002 June 1998 Cover
Dartmoor Society Award to Dr. Jeremy Butler
Planning Matters: Burrator
40MPH Speed Limit Sub Committee
Launch
Lessons from the Rescue of Burrator 1996 by Keith Strelling
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