SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS

We use our funds to enable members and local residents to publish works of interest on the history of the area. We sell other publications deemed to be of value to those with an interest in local history. Any returns are ploughed into further publications by the society.  Here are some of the books available at the moment.

TAVISTOCK'S YESTERDAYS         GERRY WOODCOCK
There are 19 of these wonderfully entertaining and informative  books to collect; a rich mosaic of Tavistock's past over more than a thousand years.  £5 each.

ABOUT TAVISTOCK
An excellent resource for local people and visitors; there is a brief history of the town included, followed by descriptions of seven walks through the town. £5.

WALKING AROUND TAVISTOCK
The historically rich topography of the area around Tavistock is explored in this book of walks beyond the town centre. £5.

WHITCHURCH PARISH  KEN COOK
Now a thriving community adjacent to and part of  an expanding Tavistock,  Whitchurch parish, stretching high onto Dartmoor, has its own very individual  history, well chronicled in this lively and highly readable account.

WHITCHURCH DOWN  edited  by  HELEN HARRIS
A well known stretch of moorland, accessible by foot from the centre of Tavistock,  Whitchurch Down has a a rich and varied past, stretching from its uses in modern wartime back into prehistory. This  book, by a team of local hostorians, helps you find the clues. £5

TAVISTOCK'S METHODISTS CHAPELS          BRIAN GILES
You would be hard put to make sense of the history of Devon and Cornwall over the last couple of hundred years without an understanding of the role of Methodism. The significance of Methodism for Tavistock is discussed here with great clarity by someone with unique insights and sources of information.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM           GERRY WOODCOCK AND ALEX METTLER  (HARDBACK)
The stories are told here of the 119 men whose names are on the Tavistock memorial to the dead of the First World War. This is a poignant and fascinating microcosm of Englsh social history. £15.

LEST WE FORGET         GERRY WOODCOCK AND ALEX METTLER  (HARDBACK)
This book incorporates a brief history of Tavistock during the Second World War and an account of the forty people who lost their lives between 1939 and 1945;  an excellent sequel to authors' book on the First War.

 If you don't live close to Tavistock, contact our secretary at  cole922@btinternet.com to arrange purchase and delivery by post.

Our secretary has also made a full list of the subjects covered in Gerry Woodcock's books so far. Please contact us for a free  copy of the list.











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