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2018: January to June

It is with great sadness that we must report the death of our Chairman and founding member of HLHG, Maurice Thomas, who passed away on the 30th December 2017.

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Charles invited the Group to hold a minute’s silence out of respect for the passing of our Chairman, Maurice Thomas.

For the first meeting of the New Year, Charles introduced Simon Dell who gave another of his highly informative and entertaining illustrated talks, this time on the Archaeology of Dartmoor National Park.

One of Simon's many roles is as part of a team of guides who take adult groups and school groups on walks across the Moor, searching out various points of interest.  Dartmoor is visited by thousands of people each year who come to enjoy its wilderness, beauty and unique landscape. Few probably realise that the landscape they are admiring has been influenced by man over many, many years – from farming, mining and quarrying to name just a few, all have left their mark on the landscape.

We look forward to Simon's next talk, booked for 2019!!

The evening closed with the usual refreshments.