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
love to borrow them, just to copy, note down or photograph, and
we’ll return everything to you very quickly. Or if you wish to
donate anything we’ll 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
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.
16 & 17 April
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.
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.