1. New Project – Mardon Down

      The DPA volunteers (and you can join us!) started a new project on Wednesday 26th August 2015 on Mardon Down.  This is an area that is rich with Bronze Age archaeology as well as more recent features, particularly from WWII. The meeting point was beside the Headless Cross, otherwise known as the Maximajor Stone after the…

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    2. Devonport Leat – end of season

      Thursday 5th March was the last day on Devonport Leat as the winter conservation season winds down, before the nesting season begins.  We met behind Roborough Rock and the small car park across the main road and then walked along the leat to the day’s starting point, while Derek and Keith took tools and some of…

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    3. Plymouth and Devonport Leats – two for the price of one!

      Friday 9th January was a grey day as the DPA Conservation Team congregated in the car park by the leat on the road down to Clearbrook.  The group was split into two parties with four people driving to the end section of Drake’s Plymouth Leat while the remainder walked to the west end of the tunnel…

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    4. De-stuffing Paxo

      Week One. Or is it Week Two ? Or has it really started yet ? I’m not sure and I’m confused. The position is that on 10th December I announced that growth at Paxman incorporated was getting a bit out of hand, and out of waistband, and that consequently I would be shedding a substantial…

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