Events in January–March 2022
A Grandmothers's Legacy - my Great Aunt Constance - Jenny Mallin
Winner of Best World Cookbook World Gourmand Cookbook Society
To quote Jenny:
"My great aunt Constance was a woman of high social status, a wife of a British official, born in 1898. [This] is her account of her life in Burma and the story of a civilian trek in 1942 involving thousands of people who had to face for the first time in their lives, an arduous hike across some of the world's most treacherous terrain, dealing with monsoon climatic rivers, jungles and steep mountain ranges and dangerous wildlife...."
An easy (level!) stroll on Roborough Down with both Devonport and Plymouth Leats and back on old tramway.
Cafe afterwards if you want. Could extend to Long Ash if feeling energetic.
Roborough Rock OS Grid Reference SX515672
Walk around Kings Tor
Meet at the first car park on the left after the cattle grid below Leedon Tor on the road from Yelverton to Princetown.
Walk along the old railway track, around King Tor on good paths.
Optional lunch at Fox Tor Cafe seats outside.
Approximately 4 miles
Leaders Chris and Jennie
Car Park below Leedon Tor OS Grid Reference SX561709
Plymouth Shops - Alan Bricknell
Alan is retired and, amongst many other activities, is involved in Plymouth u3a as well as being leader of the Ford Park Cemetery Heritage Team.
Of his talk he says:
"Looking around the city centre in Plymouth today, many of the names above the shop entrances are well known national, or even, international businesses. But as recently as 50 years ago the majority of retail outlets in the centre of Plymouth were local shops and stores, founded by entrepreneurs who had been born and brought up in the West Country. This illustrated talk looks at the history of some of those shops, including Pophams, Dingles, Spooners and John Yeo, and the people behind them.
THE TALK WILL BE PRECEDED WITH A BRIEF EGM DETAILS OF WHICH ARE LOCATED ON THE HOME PAGE
Tavistock Town Hall and via Zoom