Events in September–November 2021
Una storia breve di pasta (A short history of pasta) - Paul Ward - NOW ONLY BEING DELIVERED ON ZOOM
Una storia breve di pasta (A short history of pasta) - Paul Ward - NOW ONLY BEING DELIVERED ON ZOOMZoomA short text written in Italian by a member of the Tavy u3a Italian Improvers group about “strangozzi”, a particular pasta shape popular in Umbria, triggered an interest in this iconic foodstuff and sent the presenter down a rabbit hole of research to learn about the origins of pasta, the Arab occupation of Sicily, the difference between “hard” and “soft” wheat, the hatred of the clergy in the Papal States, the use of pasta as a murder weapon, the industrialisation of pasta production and the foundation of a new “religion”.
Paul Ward, a member and former chair of Tavy District u3a, leads the Italian Improvers Group. As a retired paediatrician, Paul’s only qualifications for speaking on this topic are an inquiring mind and a love of both food and Italy.
**DUE TO RISING COVID FIGURES IN WEST DEVON THIS TALK WILL NOW ONLY BE DELIVERED VIA ZOOM - UPDATED 31/08/2021**
Ride and Stride for Churches
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Ride and Stride for Churches
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Contact Jennie Youngs if you would like to do a morning only walk with a pub lunch after.
Lydford Car Park
Lydford Car ParkLydford Car Park OS Grid Reference SX510847
Walk from Lydford taking in the River Lyd and crossing Fernworthy Down
Treyarnon BayTreyarnon Bay or car share at Pixon Lane at 9.00am
A coast walk from Treyarnon Bay to Porthcothan Bay. Coffee and snack at Treyarnon before the walk.
Bring a packed lunch.
6-7 miles with one fairly steep climb
Leaders Jennie and Chris
CONTACT JENNIE OR CHRIS FOR PARKING INFORMATION
IF HAPPY TO CAR SHARE MEET AT PIXON LANE AT 9AM.
Mayflower 400 Guided Walk Plymouth led by Jane Dymock - CANCELLED TO A LATER DATE
Mayflower 400 Guided Walk Plymouth led by Jane Dymock - CANCELLED TO A LATER DATETourist Information Centre on the Barbican
Many of you will have been on Jane's excellent guided tours before and this one was a culmination of 4 years research on her part.
This will involve walking round the streets and harbour locations of the Barbican.
Cost is £7.00 per person. Maximum group size is 20.
The Bedford Estate and Workers' Housing in Tavistock in the 19th Century - Andrew Thompson
The Bedford Estate and Workers' Housing in Tavistock in the 19th Century - Andrew ThompsonTavistock Town Hall and via Zoom
When the Industrial Revolution transformed Tavistock from rural town to mining centre, a rapidly growing population was crammed into insanitary and overcrowded housing in the central streets. Ranging from the World Heritage Bedford cottages to the speaker's 'ordinary' terraced house, this illustrated talk explores the complex and conflicting cultural, economic, political, social factors which influenced how the Dukes of Bedford responded to the 19th century housing crisis.
Andrew Thompson is a historian and archaeologist based in West Devon who works as a self employed heritage consultant. His clients have included the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, Plymouth's Mayflower 2020, Dartmoor National Park, the Tamar Valley AONB and the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall. Andrew is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Plymouth and Vice Chair of the South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries.
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PrewleyPrewley just above the cattle grids OS Grid Reference SX545910
Start at Prewley just above the cattle grids. Walk to Sourton, Cleave and under the Lake Viaduct. Easy moorland, footpaths, lanes and old railway. Possible tea shop stop.
Visit to Totnes and Totnes Castle
Times to be confirmed
Visit to Totnes and Totnes CastleTotnes
More details nearer the time.
Contact John Noblet for information.
Walk by Tony
Walk by Tony
Details to be announced
How to Survive and Thrive in Business during a Global Pandemic - Martin Swarbrick
How to Survive and Thrive in Business during a Global Pandemic - Martin SwarbrickTavistock Town Hall and via Zoom
Martin Swarbrick owns the de la Torre’s delicatessen in Tavistock. He has over 40 years experience in the food sector moving from trained chef working in some of the best country house hotels in the UK to, following a degree and career change, 16 years at Riverford Organic Vegetables, where he was the driving force behind franchising Riverford. He has also worked as a freelance consultant helping to grow small organic food businesses.