Thu, 10 Mar|
"Pop in Tavistock - The town's mineral water makers" by Roderick Martin
Time & Location
10 Mar 2022, 19:00
Tavistock, Tavistock PL19 0AE, UK
About the Event
"My talk about mineral water making in Tavistock during the late 19th and early 20th century is very much a story about people. Real people who lived in hard times and worked long hours. Nevertheless, many were able to combine success in business with public duty to contribute significantly to the life of the town and its organisations. Others did not fare so well, either becoming bankrupt or leaving Tavistock for better opportunities overseas. Among the people I talk about are the Mackey family who went to Australia, the Armes family who went to Canada, and the Williams family who stayed back in Tavistock."