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Burrator News 24 – November Monthly Newsletter

1. New signs made with Burrator’s wood Two of our new entrance signs have now been installed by a brilliant team of volunteers at Roadford Lakeside and Roadford Activity Centre! The signs have been constructed from fallen trees at Burrator, and not only tell a great story of sustainability, but also reflect the beauty of…

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7th November 2018

Burrator News 23 – October Monthly Newsletter

Photo credit: Ken Chubb 1. Remains of Torpedo Net Discovered  On the 3rd and 4th September, Professor Bob Stone and the Human Interface Team from Birmingham University, who created the Virtual Burrator Project, were granted permission to dive two ROVs, a BlueROV2 and a Trident ‘underwater drone’ (a smaller but highly agile submersible), into the…

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5th October 2018

Entrance Sign Project at Burrator

Back in late 2016, Dave Curno and Mike Glinn, two volunteers, came across a large fallen oak tree. Somebody correctly anticipated that ‘this will come in handy one day’. Thus, the tops were cut for logs, and the trunk was planked up on site using a chainsaw, under Dave’s knowledgeable instruction. The planks were transported…

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28th September 2018

Burrator News 22 – September Monthly Newsletter

Burrator – Photo by Gavin Crowther 1. Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September – ‘A Double Anniversary’ at Burrator  This year we recognise 120 years since the construction of Burrator Reservoir and 90 years since the raising of Burrator Dam. To celebrate this we will be hosting a weekend exhibition in the centre, and a…

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6th September 2018

Burrator News 21 – August Monthly Newsletter

1.Summer Holiday Fun Well the school holidays are finally here and we have 4 exciting Family Activity Days planned for August, giving you the chance to try out some themed trails, woodwork, art creations, and of course some outdoor cooking, plus much more. See the diary section below for dates, timings and costs. 2. A…

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1st August 2018