Although the meeting is being held in east Devon and the focus of the talks is on that part of the county, we will be happy to see people from anywhere within the county and beyond.
10:00: Arrival and Coffee
10:20: Welcome and Introduction: Brian Carpenter, Community Learning Officer, South West Heritage Trust
10:30: Trevor Hitchcock: Honiton Yesterday and Today
Trevor Hitchcock is the author of Honiton Inns and Honiton Yesterday and Today (Allhallows Museum Society, Honiton). He will talk about Honiton, past and present.
11:15: Nigel Sadler, Sands of Time Consultancy and Ottery St.Mary Heritage Society: Ottregians and the Great War – the Research
Nigel Sadler is the author of First World War: The Postcard Collection (Amberley Publishing) and was involved in the research for the Ottery St.Mary Heritage Society exhibition Ottregians and the Great War. He will talk about the research and preparation which went into the exhibition and what was discovered about the contribution of Ottery St.Mary to the Great War.
12:00: John Addie, Colyton Parish History Society: The Colyton Heritage Centre
John Addie is a long-standing member of the Colyton Parish History Society. He will talk about the Colyton Heritage Centre project, which culminated in the opening of the centre in April 2014.
There is a range of places which serve lunch in Colyton, including the Merchant’s Tea Room, which is next door to the Heritage Centre, and the Kingfisher Inn in Dolphin Street.
2:00: Town Walks and Tours of the Heritage Centre
After lunch there will be the opportunity to go on a guided walk around Colyton and also to visit the Heritage Centre.
There is a public pay and display car park in Dolphin Street, which is within a few minutes’ walk of both the Town Hall and the Heritage Centre.
know by Friday 8th May. .
Community Learning Officer
Devon Archives and Local Studies Service
Devon Heritage Centre
Great Moor House