Margaret Kelly, Suffragist
Margaret Kelly (1877 – 1974), born in Salcombe, was the eldest daughter of Rev. Maitland Kelly and his wife Agnes Clare. She had three full brothers and sisters. Her mother died in 1885 and Maitland married again, two years later, Elfreda Carey, with whom he had a further four children. The Kelly family moved to Ottery St Mary, where Maitland became vicar. Elfreda, whose stepchildren were very fond of her, died in 1891, shortly after the birth of her son Reginald. Although her father’s sister-in-law Ella came to help look after the family, Margaret gradually took on responsibility for the running of the household. Margaret and her sisters were educated at home by a governess.
In 1899 Maitland Kelly inherited Kelly House at Kelly in West Devon from his brother Reginald. He came to live at Kelly as squire and rector, although the church was also served by a vicar. The family had six indoor servants in 1901, in addition to the governess.
The Launceston branch of the NUWSS was established in 1913, after an abortive attempt to launch one in 1911, and covered parishes and communities in West Devon as well as in Cornwall. Alice Wevill of St Mary’s Vicarage Launceston became the secretary and Miss Kelly of Kelly House the treasurer. There is little recorded about the activity of the branch: Frances Balfour was due to speak at a public meeting there in November 1913, and Common Cause advertised a branch garden-party to be held on June 11 1914.
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Transition Tavistock seeks to bring our community together by sharing knowledge and practical ideas to use less energy and resources, grow more of our own food, and supply and buy more locally.
Our goal is to help build a strong and self-supporting community for Tavistock and the surrounding areas, seizing the opportunity to bring about a more sustainable and better future.
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As the date of the 2021 census approaches, lets look at how Tavistock appeared in previous censuses. The FreeCEN website gives free access to 1841, 1861 and 1891 censuses of Tavistock. Commerical Directories from 1850 and 1870 can fill in some gaps. How would your live look to future historians, if they could only read a few lines every 10 years?
Four traces of past lives,
- Misses Myra and Ellen Kelly, Schoolmistresses.
- Jonathan Blanchard, Bootmaker.
- Henry Rendle Perkin, Farmer.
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Devon Wildlife Trust The yellow trumpets of daffodils brighten up the dullest spring day as they cluster together in gardens, on roadsides and in parks during March and April. But these are often the planted or escaped garden varieties. A real treat is spotting a Wild daffodil among the dappled shade of an ancient woodland, or pushing up through the grasses of a damp meadow. Once abundant and hand-picked for markets, this wildflower is now much rarer, having declined during the 19th century as a result of habitat loss. It can be seen in parts of south Devon, the Black Mountains in Wales, the Lake District in Cumbria, and along the Gloucestershire-Herefordshire border.
How to identify
The Wild daffodil has narrow, grey-green leaves and a familiar daffodil flower, but with pale yellow petals surrounding a darker yellow trumpet; this two-tone look is one way to tell them apart from their garden relatives. The Wild daffodil is also relatively short and forms clumps, carpeting the ground.
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Tamar Energy Community is a not for profit, community owned social enterprise run by our members.
We localise energy.
We’re all spending a lot of money on heating and powering our homes (around £16m per year, or £44,000 a day across the Tavistock area). With much of this spend going to the big power companies the majority of the benefit leaves our local economy like a leaking bucket.
We provide independent energy advice and support, develop community owned renewable energy projects, and are working to understand how local people can gain greater benefit from the changing energy market.
Addressing the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency and how we can Build Back Better is at the core of our work.
We welcome your support in helping us achieve this together.
Tamar Energy Community is a community energy cooperative for Tavistock, Callington and the Tamar valley.
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Saint David (Welsh: Dewi Sant; Latin: Davidus; c. 500 – c. 589) was a Welsh bishop of Mynyw (now St Davids) during the 6th century. He is the patron saint of Wales. David was a native of Wales, and a relatively large amount of information is known about his life. His birth date, however, is uncertain: suggestions range from 462 to 512. He is traditionally believed to be the son of Saint Non and the grandson of Ceredig ap Cunedda, king of Ceredigion. The Welsh annals placed his death 569 years after the birth of Christ, but Phillimore's dating revised this to 601.
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Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
Around a third of the food we produce worldwide is lost or wasted and it’s having a significant impact on climate change. In fact, it contributes a staggering 8–10% of total man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
That's food that goes unsold or otherwise unused in supermarkets and restaurants, and all the stuff we buy and which goes uneaten. It is all fuelling the climate crisis, exacerbating the greatest and most urgent challenge facing humanity.
It's why, in March 2021 WRAP are dedicating an entire week to raising awareness of the environmental consequences of wasting food, and promoting activities that will help make wasting food a thing of the past.
The UK’s first ever Food Waste Action Week will run from Monday 1 to Sunday 7 March 2021, and will bring together citizens and organisations from retail, manufacturing, local government, hospitality and across industry to demonstrate the impact of wasted food on people, on business, and on the planet.
Together we’ll confront the challenge, share knowledge and inspire changes in the way people think about the food we waste. We’ll explore the practical ways in which we can drive down the amount of food we waste and look at why in every sense – whether you’re a citizen, a business, or other organisation – wasting food makes no sense.
WRAP is proud to be partnering with some of the UK's leading businesses and organisations to deliver Food Waste Action Week.
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Important notice - The parkland and woodland are open for local visits. You will need to pre-book your car parking space, please visit the "what's on" section to book. (Last checked 25th Feb 2021)
Discover Knightshayes - a great post-war garden, 19th-century parkland and grand Gothic Revival architecture by Victorian visionary William Burges.
A rich and varied history
The house was built by Sir John Heathcoat Amory, the grandson of John Heathcoat, creator of the mechanised bobbin lace making machine and owner of a lace factory in Tiverton.
The foundation stone was laid in 1869, but it was not until 1873 that the elaborate interior designs were completed. William Burges, designer of Knightshayes, had a rocky relationship with the family and was fired half way through the project, leaving his imaginative vision incomplete.
Burges was replaced by another reputable designer, John Dibblee Crace, who turned out to be another ill-fated choice. Much of Crace's work was covered up by the family, but later restored by the Trust.
Knightshayes Bolham, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7RG
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This is the Earl Of Portsmouth Preservation Society's 'Save The Earl' Community Project, a small local community group passionate about saving our traditional pub in the heart of our village in Chawleigh. We are looking to raise enough money to purchase the pub and run it as a viable, flourishing business geared towards catering for the needs of our local community and visitors coming to this beautiful area.
The Earl of Portsmouth Preservation Society Chawleigh Community Trust, Ridgeway House, Chawleigh, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7EZ
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