Plymouth Archaeology Society

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 MONDAY 7th August 2017

Monday 7th August at 7:00 pm

A River Runs Through It: Ivybridge on the Erme with Lesley Thatcher and Sheila Hancox

Founder members of the Ivybridge Heritage and Archives Group will guide us through the town along the west bank of the River Erme from the New Bridge to Longtimber Woods and back. On the way to The Old Reservoir in the woods, the guides will share the history of sites they have been researching including various public houses, prison cells, churches, former and current schools, Brunel’s Viaduct, the railway station, boundary stones and Stowford Paper Mill. They will also consider the impact of the American Military Camp of WW2 on the town. The route is approximately 2 miles over roads and woodland paths with a gentle uphill climb. Please wear stout shoes as the woods may be muddy. Meet at SX 636 562 in Harford Road Pay & Display Car Park, Ivybridge, PL21 0AS.

Plymouth Archaeology Society (PAS) consists mainly of amateur members with an enthusiastic interest in a wide range of archaeological disciplines. We wish to share our enthusiasm for archaeology in general and provide better knowledge and support for the abundant local sites in our area.

Visitors are invited to attend any of our regular meetings (coach trips require pre-booking) and we hope you will be tempted to become a full member. PAS is open to all to apply for membership (membership information).

P.A.S. organise monthly winter lectures by invited guest speakers (winter programme). The summer programme consists of visits to local sites of interest. These are usually guided by experts with local knowledge of the site concerned (summer programme). The summer programme is augmented by coach trips to sites a little further afield. These are usually day trips but can occasionally involve a weekend away.

We also organise workshops to benefit those with a practical interest in archaeology. In the past these have included - surveying for archaeologists, geophysics and pollen analysis (archaeology workshops).

Any damage or threats to archaeological sites should be reported urgently to either The City Archaeologist based in the Planning Dept (01752 305433) or the City Museum (01752 304774). Archaeological finds should be reported to the City Museum.

Our meetings are held on the first Monday of each month and start sharp at 7pm unless otherwise indicated. They are open to non-members (except where indicated below) but a £4 donation is requested to cover our expenses. Appropriate footwear & clothing must be worn.

Our walks are not suitable for dogs.