Heritage Group
The Jubilee Heritage Group holds quite a lot of items about the history of the area, our mining heritage, buildings, environment and people.  We have photographs, maps, documents and artefacts, and we are working on adding to our collections.

We aim to gather together as much knowledge and information as we can find and preserve it as a resource for current and future generations, freely available to any person or organisation.  If you have things you think might add to our collection wed love to borrow them, just to copy, note down or photograph, and well return everything to you very quickly. Or if you wish to donate anything well ensure it is safely stored.

Much of the history resource will be available on this website in the future.



  Daily uploading of photographs during the Coronavirus pandemic

At at time when all local events and activities were being cancelled, the Jubilee Group decided to upload photographs from our Heritage Collection on the Brentor, Lydford and Mary Tavy Hub facebook group.  Every day there have been pictures, sometimes just a couple, sometimes more than twenty, taken from the collection we hold of photographs by Jim Thorington, taken for the Tavistock Times.  These have proved extremely interesting and enjoyable for the community during difficult times.

Cataloguing Day
Sat 25 June 2016

We made a start listing some of our hundreds of items, working towards the creation of an online database.  We still have a long way to go.

Heritage Days
16 & 17 April 2016

The weekend was a great success, with about 150 people engrossed in the collection of photographs and items, and many people brought in new images and artefacts, either given or loaned to us.

We had some offers of help with cataloguing the collection and doing new research, and we'd like a few more people to get involved.

The Gerry Sargent Collection

Former resident of Mary Tavy, Gerry Sargent has very kindly donated his amazing collection of photographs, stories, maps to The Jubilee Group.  Before moving away Gerry was well known as a local historian and he had accumulated a wealth of information about the social history and mining.

All this information and the rest of our collection will, in time, be worked into a Virtual Museum, which will be accessible by all.