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Wanted – Moth Detectives!

Can you help find a moth? Not just any moth, but a moth that eats trees? If this sounds like a bizarre request, then read on. Of the many hundreds of moths recorded in Devon and Cornwall, the Goat Moth … Continue reading

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High-profile longlist announced for UK Poet Laureate’s The Laurel Prize

      UK Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, and the Poetry School, are delighted to announce the longlist for the inaugural ecopoetry prize, The Laurel Prize. Funded by Simon Armitage out of his £5,000 honorarium he receives annually from the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Quiz – 3 July 2020

    As lockdown restrictions are now beginning to ease, this will be the last week of our quiz.   Huge thanks to Tamar TLC for keeping it going for the past 3 months with some really great questions. Has … Continue reading

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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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