FROM: DARTMOOR PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION
> Old Duchy Hotel ~ Princetown ~ Devon PL20 6QF ~
> Phone 01822 890646 ~ Email [log in to unmask]
> Website: www.dartmoor-preservation-assoc.org.uk
> PICNIC IN THE PAST
> Come and join the Defenders of Dartmoor for a short walk with an
> archaeological theme followed by an afternoon picnic on Shaugh Moor on
> South Western Dartmoor on Sunday 22nd July 2001.
> Shaugh Moor, with its fascinating and irreplaceable Bronze Age
> archaeology, is under threat from waste dumping by multinational Clay
> Company Watts Blake and Bearne. WBB want to bury Shaugh Moor under
> millions of tons of clay waste and mica - the by-products of the
> superquarry that WBB and Clay Company Imerys intend to open in the lovely
> Blackabrook Valley. Both sites are within the Dartmoor National Park, but
> threatened by ancient mineral permissions.
> The walk will leave Cadover Bridge, near Shaugh Prior, at 11 am and will
> last 1-2 hours. You will have a chance to see the boundary reaves, hut
> circles, pounds, fields and stone rows that make this area internationally
> famous for its archaeology. After the walk we will invite you to picnic
> amid the antiquities of Shaugh Moor and think not only of the thousands of
> years that these antiquities have survived but the fact that Watts, Blake
> and Bearne intends to rob future generations of seeing them at all. Please
> join our walk and picnic...
> The Walk leaves Cadover Bridge at 11.00 AM. Boots or stouts shoes are
> advisable and waterproof clothing should be worn. After the walk, stay as
> long as you like, and enjoy your picnic. Dartmoor Preservation Association
> representatives will be around through the afternoon to answer your
> questions and explain the archaeology.
> If the weather is exceptionally bad the walk will still go ahead, but the
> picnic will be re-arranged for a better day. If foot and mouth
> restrictions still apply, this event will be postponed. We look forward to
> seeing you on the day.
> "Dumping on Shaugh Moor would be an archaeological disaster of national
> magnitude." Professor Andrew Fleming, Dartmoor's leading archaeological