Colyton Heritage Centre will be closing on Saturday, 20 December 2014 until the Spring.  We will reopen for visitors on Saturday, 28 March 2015. Group visits can be arranged at any time, even during the winter months.  Please contact Jasmine List on 01297 552313. read more →

13 Dec 2014
December 13, 2014

Colyton Town Walks in 2015

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The regular programme of weekly town walks around Colyton will begin again on Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 2pm and continue until 24 September 2015.  The walks begin from the town car park . – See more at: http://colytonheritagecentre.org/walking-tours/ Dates are given below: April 2,9,16,30 May 7,21,28 June 4,11,18,25 July 2,9,16,23,30 August  6,13,20,27 September 3,10,17,24 There.. read more →

The winner of the 2014 Heritage Centre Christmas hamper comes from Yeovil.  Mrs Christine Wellman, accompanied by her husband Eddy, returned to Colyton this morning to collect the prize hamper she won in the raffle at the Colyton Christmas Fayre last week. She was presented with her prize by Jacqueline McCullogh, a member of the.. read more →

Colyton Heritage Centre will now be open on Tuesdays 10.30am – 3 pm and Saturdays 10.30 am – 1 pm throughout November and till Christmas. Volunteer members of the Colyton Parish History Society and town walk guides celebrated a successful first season for the Heritage Centre at a tea party yesterday, Monday 13 October 2014.. read more →

Mrs Joan White today launched her book “Footsteps in the Sands of Time” at Colyton Heritage Centre. The book recounts the history of the Georges Meeting House in Colyton. Proceeds from the book sales will go to Colyton Parish History Society. read more →

  Tony Robinson with Billy Bragg enjoying a break outside the Olde Corner Shoppe, Colyton TV historian Tony Robinson visited Colyton on Monday, 1 September 2014 to film an episode of his history documentary series “Walking Through History”. The programme, to be screened in the New Year on Channel 4, features the West Country rebels.. read more →

Kaz and David Randall, proprietors of the Gerrard Arms public house in Colyton, presented Jasmine List with a cheque for £100 for Colyton Parish History Society – outside the Colyton Heritage Centre on 14 August 2014.  The donation represented the proceeds of the successful annual cider tasting festival held at the pub on Saturday 9.. read more →

The Devon History Service Point in Colyton is 25 years old today. To celebrate this important milestone, the CPHS held an open day at the Service Point’s new permanent home in Colyton Heritage Centre. Brian Carpenter, Community and Education Development Officer for Devon Heritage Centre, opened proceedings. He said: “The Service Point scheme was originally.. read more →

South African, Alan Gillett and his wife dropped into the Heritage Centre this morning seeking information about his ancestor George Gillett who was a doctor and apothecary in Colyton in the mid C19th.  Local historian John Forrester Addie was delighted to be able to show them some of the information we have available. read more →

16 Jun 2014
June 16, 2014

Canadian Writer Visits Colyton

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Canadian biologist and writer, Mark Polet from Edmonton, Alberta visited Colyton on Thursday, 12 June 2014.  He met with two members of the History Society – John Cochrane and John Forrester Addie – in the new Heritage Centre in the Market Place, for a briefing on Colyton’s Saxon past.  Mr Polet was undertaking background research.. read more →