Photographic Exhibition, Apple Pressing & Bulb Market at the Tamar Valley Centre


This July, the Tamar Valley Centre, near Gunnislake, celebrated its 10th anniversary. As part of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s 10 Events for 10 Years to mark the occasion, two more events will take place next month.

Okel Tor Mine stamps engine house - Ainsley Cocks
Okel Tor Mine stamps engine house – Ainsley Cocks

Structures & Landmarks of the Tamar Valley Photographic Exhibition is on show between 7-11 October, 10am-4pm. Images from Ainsley Cocks (Cornish Mining World Heritage Site), Barry Gamble, Les Deering (Tamar Valley Heritage Guide) and students from REACCH Autism South West will be on display.

Local daffodil bulbs from Cornish supplier, Ron Scamp, will be on sale during this time. Refreshments will also be available, with proceeds going to Tamar TLC who raise, manage and distribute funds to benefit the Tamar Valley AONB.

sea of apples 2

An Apple Pressing & Bulb Market will take place on Saturday 12th October, 10am-3pm. Please bring along any apples you’d like to press into juice, plus containers to carry your juice home in. Buy your spring daffodil bulbs during the day, sourced from Ron Scamp, and apple trees from Endsleigh Garden Nursery, Milton Abbot. Adrian, from Endsleigh, will be on hand during the day to give advice on local apple tress varieties. Apple cake and refreshments will be served by members of the East Cornwall Mining History Association, with proceeds from sales going towards their charity to restore Luckett miners’ cottages as an educational social history resource.

Other events coming up soon at the Tamar Valley Centre include Drawn to the Valley’s Winter Exhibition ‘Ancient Land’ (9-17 November), a Local Art Christmas Fayre (23/24 November) and the final 10 Events for 10 Years event, Christmas Wreath Making (18 December). See for more details.


The Tamar Valley Centre, just 5 minutes’ walk from Gunnislake Train Station on the beautiful Tamar Valley Line, is now an Ecover Refill Station. Bring in your containers for handwash (90p/100ml) and washing up liquid (34p/100ml).

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