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Volunteer Experience at Burrator – By Stephen Barrow

    Following retirement and relocation to Tavistock from Bristol, where I had lived all my life, I needed to find something to do to keep active, both physically and mentally. In the Devon area there are numerous opportunities for volunteering as advertised on various websites, from Tidying Tavy to Dartmoor Preservation Association, both of…

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5th February 2016

Evening Talks Programme at Burrator

    Last November South West Lakes Trust devised a monthly evening talks programme at Burrator. These talks, which take place in the Discovery Centre, continue to be extremely popular and have so far covered the construction of the reservoir, history of the farms, tin working, the railway, woodland management, birds, butterflies and wild plants.…

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11th August 2015

Birthday Celebrations at Burrator

    On Sunday 19 July South West Lakes Trust hosted a celebration event to recognise the Discovery Centre’s first birthday. Over 150 people joined in the afternoon of activities at Burrator Reservoir, including first time visitors and families from South West Lakes Trust’s monthly ‘Wildlife Watch’ sessions. Families enjoyed toasting marshmallows over the fire,…

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19th July 2015

200 People Attend Burrator’s First Ever American Old Time Music Gathering

    American Old Time music gatherings are commonplace in the Appalachian regions (West Virginia and North Carolina) of the USA. They are an opportunity for musicians from all over the regions to meet, exchange knowledge of music, song and dance and pass the music on to younger generations. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to bring…

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10th July 2015

Budding Young Film Makers Being Sought at Burrator

    South West Lakes Trust and MED Theatre are looking for young people aged 11-25 to be involved in an exciting new media project, to create a film exploring the role Burrator played in the First World War. This project has been commissioned by DAISI and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Young…

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24th March 2015