Sunday 13th September at the Coronation Hall. Calling all budding Actresses and Actors, it’s time to put on the Mary Tavy Panto! The auditions will be taking place this Sunday at the Hall, for young and the not so young….. (Oh no it’s not….oh yes it is!!!!) All enquires to Michelle Buncle on 01822 810112. […]
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Mary Tavy is located on the western side of the Dartmoor National Park and is in the West Devon Local Authority area. It is an old mining village named after the 13th Century church of St. Mary’s and the River Tavy. Mary Tavy lies approximately 4 miles north east from Tavistock, 18 miles to Plymouth; two miles away is Brentor’s landmark church on a peak.
Mary Tavy nestles on the eastern side of the Cholwell valley leading to the River Tavy. The Parish of Mary Tavy is predominately made up of Blackdown and the old village of Mary Tavy but now includes the hamlets of Horndon, Zoar and Grendon. It is a scattered village that contains open moorland within its boundaries, and approaching south along the A386 you pass Gibbet Hill and the remains of Wheal Betsy in the moorland valley.
The A386 continues through the middle of Mary Tavy and adjacent to the road is the village recreation field and the village hall, The Coronation Hall. To the west of the A386 lies the area called Blackdown. This area is now mainly residential, but has evidence of the old railway line which runs adjacent to the River Burn.
To the east of the A386, turning left at the War Memorial down Bal Lane lie the remains of Wheal Friendship. Continuing down Bal Lane just past the Horndon turning is the Village School. This area is known as old Mary Tavy – rather than Blackdown and it contains one of the village’s thatched cottages. Further west adjacent to Cholwell Brook is the village’s 13th century Parish Church, Mary St. Tavy.
Past the Church at the end of the lane is the Hydro Electric Power Station, which is powered by water taken from the River Tavy and the old mine leat. This lane used to be the thoroughfare between Mary Tavy and its neighbouring village Peter Tavy but is now a bridle path which runs adjacent to the River Tavy
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Would you like to become a volunteer for your own local Compassionate Neighbours Scheme? Do you have experience in Health/Social Care or similar? If so, can you spare up to 2-3 hours a week? We are now actively recruiting members of our community who feel able to help support individuals suffering from a long-term […]
Parts of the A386 will be closed over this period. For more information open the attachment. Try to plan ahead to avoid the A386 road to Okehampton over these days.
Wednesday 3rd August 2016 from 11am to 3pm. Artful Toddlers, supported by the Mary Tavy Jubilee Group and the Recreation Ground. In the kids Play Area and elsewhere in the Recreation Ground in Mary Tavy. ‘Part of National Play Day’. A day full of fun activities and games for kids. All the activities are FREE! […]
6pm Tuesday 12th July Two Shows Wednesday 13th July 2pm & 6pm The whole school will be performing in The Button Box, a lighthearted journey around the world in song. Every child in the school has a part to play in this exciting musical based on the stories behind the special buttons found in Grandma’s […]
Saturday 20th June, 10am The Jubilee Group has been helpingthe Trustees of the Recreation Ground to get the Kid’s Play Area repaired, painted and ready to be open again. Last Sunday we got a lot done at the Kids’ Play Area – many thanks to those of you who came to help – and […]
The Coronation Hall Friday 14th August 2015 Starting at 7.30pm The Walk – A Dance Drama The Walk Dance Drama is a dance, music and drama performance describing a dream journey acrossDartmoorthrough storms, blizzards, fires, raging torrents, over tors and along cleaves, taking in quarry pools, orchards and ruined houses. It interpretsDartmoor’s landscape through expressing […]
West Devon Brough Council are having a public consultation regarding recycling and refuse collection from parishioners. The final date for the survey is 29th March 2016. Click the link and have your say. http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WDwasteconsultation
Friday 17th July at 6pm until 8pm The pride of our village will be having their Summer Fayre at the Coronation Hall. Make sure you bring loads of change!…..pound coins would be good! Event is brought to you by the Mary Tavy & Brentor Primary School PTA