26 Nov 2016
November 26, 2016

Colyton Lace

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Next summer the Parish History Society is planning to organise a “Cloth and Lace Day” event here in Colyton with demonstrations, entertainment and a specially themed town walk.  More information about this event will be available in the New Year.  As part of the preparations for ‘Cloth and Lace Day’, we are looking for examples.. read more →

A social evening was held in the Heritage Centre onTuesday, 22 November to thank both our town walking tour guides for another successful season and the history research volunteers who spent the summer researching aspects of the town’s history as part of the Parish History Project.  During the evening participants were given a preview of.. read more →

Chairman, Tony Underdown and members of the Colyton Chamber of Feoffees were welcomed to the Heritage Centre on Wednesday evening, 16 November by Mrs Marian Sydenham, Chairman of CPHS and members of the Project Steering Committee for an update on progress with the Parish History Project. The Feoffees were shown the new digitizing equipment and.. read more →

  We have had a really good start to the season with some very interesting visitors to the Heritage Centre, a training session for volunteers and some new displays including our medieval merchant mannequin Ken – kindly supplied by John Forrester Addie. We were visited by ‘Charlie’ who was a pupil of St Jude’s School,.. read more →

Dr Todd Gray will be guest speaker at the Annual Parish Council meeting at the Feoffees Town Hall at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 20 April 2016 and will be speaking about some of the forgotten history of Colyton. read more →

Editor’s Note Something that has puzzled me since I became Bailiff to the Chamber of Feoffees just over 3 years ago is why the good citizens of Colyton paid King Henry VIII 1000 marks and not in pounds for the seized Courtenay estates in Colyton?  And what was a mark worth? I mentioned this to.. read more →

23 Mar 2016
March 23, 2016

Walking Tours of Colyton – 2016

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2.      Weekly Walking Tours of Colyton   Weekly walking tours of Colyton with experienced local guides begin again on Thursday 7 April and run through to 29 September 2016.  The tours take place every week regardless of weather.  This year there will be a special heraldic banner display in the town centre. Walks begin.. read more →

Heritage Centre – 2016 Opening Times                         The Heritage Centre  will re-open for our third season on Monday 11 April, and will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 till 4, and 10 to 1 on Saturdays. We are opening a little.. read more →

23 Mar 2016
March 23, 2016

King Charles Visits Colyton

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          An exciting discovery was made recently at a meeting of the Parish History Project Steering Group,  held in the  Feoffees’ Town Hall boardroom.  Professor Todd Gray was taking the opportunity to examine some of the Feoffees’ historic records.  Randomly opening a book of records and accounts dating from the 17th.. read more →

John Forrester Addie dressed in a costume typical of a wealthy merchant from the late medieval period – which he made himself. Such an outfit may well have been worn by the owner of the Merchant’s House in Market Place, Colyton now home to the Heritage Centre. John’s handiwork will be on display in the.. read more →