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River Tamar Walkway & Wetland Project update

Pete Thompson, Trustee of the Tamar Community Trust, provides an update on the project, taking place in Calstock…   Work is progressing steadily, and a pattern of ‘ponds’ is appearing across the fields as material is excavated to build up … Continue reading

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Friday Night Quiz – 26 June 2020

It’s quiz time! Thank you Tamar TLC for the questions… 1. What was Beatrix Potter’s first Christian name? 2. What is the connection between Launceston Castle & William the Conqueror? 3. On which railway platform was Allen Lane standing when … Continue reading

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Friday Night Quiz – 19 June 2020

It’s Friday! Thanks to Tamar TLC for this week’s questions… 1. How high was the steam-powered lift installed to raise and lower wagons to the quays at Calstock Viaduct? 2. What is the name of the dam on the upper tidal mark … Continue reading

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Friday Night Quiz – 12 June 2020

This week’s questions are again courtesy of Tamar TLC – many thanks! 1. At what house in Shropshire is the Royal Oak where Charles 11 hid following his defeat at the Battle of Worcester? 2. Where was arsenic produced in … Continue reading

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Brewing & Blending to mark 25 years of Tamar Valley AONB

The finishing touches are being added this month to a new ale and gin liqueur, in celebration of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s (AONB’s) silver anniversary. This August will mark 25 years since the Tamar Valley was … Continue reading

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Friday Night Quiz – 5 June 2020

It’s Friday! Here are this week’s quiz questions, again thanks to Tamar TLC. Apologies for the lack of questions recently, I took some time off for half-term. In the food industry, what do the letters MAP stand for? How long is … Continue reading

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Development Agreement signed for Calstock Flood Defence Scheme

The Tamar Community Trust has entered into an agreement with the Environment Agency to act as a key delivery partner for a £2.2million flood defence scheme on the River Tamar at Calstock, south east Cornwall. Due to rising sea levels, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Quiz – Friday 15 May

More beautiful weather leading into the weekend   Here are this week’s quiz questions, thanks to Tamar TLC   1. What mammal is being surveyed in the Tamar Valley? 2. In what continent is the Gobi desert? 3. In what … Continue reading

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Friday Night Quiz – 08.05.20

Today’s our Friday, with the Bank Holiday tomorrow, so here are this week’s questions for our weekly quiz. Thank you Tamar TLC   1. What is Petrichor? 2. In what year was the Hubble Telescope put into orbit by NASA … Continue reading

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