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The Tamar Protection Society

Registered Charity 1080453


The Aims of The Society

To improve, protect and preserve for the benefit of the public the countryside and the country towns and villages of the Tamar and its surrounding Area.

To raise awareness amongst the people of the Tamar Valley and visitors about the local history, heritage and ecology.

To maintain, preserve and make available for education and exhibitions, the historical properties in the Stewardship of the Society.

Further information and our current newsletter are available from the links to the left.  Illustrated talks about the work of the Society and the history of the Valley are available to meetings of local organisations.  If you would like to arrange such a talk, or require further information, please email.


The Society regretfully announces the death of Oliver Prattent President of the Tamar Protection Society (TPS) who along with his wife (deceased)led a team of Environmentalists and Conservation  Enthusiasts  in a determined  fight against the Central Electrical Generating Board (CEGB) intent on erecting a new Power Station at Insworke Point, Millbrook.  The subsequent Public Enquiry that followed the TPS challenge led the British Government of the day to analyse the CEGB's Electrical forecast for the UK which was found to be far in excess of actual need.

Following the defeat of the CEGB's  proposal to build thePower Station at Millbrook, Oliver and Ann Prattent and TPS then continued the fight to have the whole of the Tamar Valley designated as an area of outstanding beauty (AONB) which to this day has assisted in its long term protection.  In addition the renovation and preservation of Mary Newman's Cottafge, Saltash was undertaken by both Oliver and Ann with a team of like minded enthusiats. Oliver is survived by his three children Sarah, Frances, and John

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