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Forestry Ventures

Saturday 16th September - Saturday 28th October

10-4pm

Green Hill’s Autumn Exhibition is entitled ‘Forestry ventures – a century of change in Fingle Woods’.

In 2016 the Woodland Trust and National Trust received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help restore the ancient woodland at Fingle.

As the work proceeds we are learning more and more about the historical significance of this important landscape.

This multi-media exhibition reflects some of the pioneering changes in woodland management enacted here over the last century. It tells the story of the people who worked and lived here and the way they won a living on the dramatic steep slopes of the Teign Valley on the northern edge of Dartmoor. Many of them were Moretonians who worked for Dartington Woodlands in Fingle Woods, the Court St. Saw-Mill and Steward Wood Nursery. It will also feature the revived war-time charcoal industry and the role of the local Women’s Timber Corps aka Lumber Jills.

It will also showcase the achievements and challenges of the current restoration and how this too is literally unearthing history on our doorsteps.

It will be open from September 16th to October 28th every week from Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.

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