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 →

The Devon History Service Point in Colyton is 25 years old. To celebrate this important milestone, the Colyton Heritage Centre will be holding a special open day on Thursday, 19th June, beginning at 10.30 am. Brian Carpenter, Education and Community Officer for Devon Heritage Services, will ‎open proceedings by speaking about the importance of this.. read more →

Article from Pulman’s View from Colyton , Tuesday April 8th 2014 By Francesca Evans Colyton Parish History Society opened their new heritage centre on Thursday which members described as a long-awaited ‘dream come true’. The official opening of the new centre in the historic Merchant’s House in Market Place was watched by a large crowd.. read more →

The Colyton Heritage Centre was formally opened today, 3rd April 2014

The Colyton Heritage Centre was formally opened today, 3rd April 2014 by Mr Kevin Budden, Chairman of the Colyton Chamber of Feoffees. Mr Budden, speaking outside the new Heritage Centre in the Market Place, before he cut the ribbon said: “Colyton can be tremendously proud of its new Heritage Centre. It will help bring to.. read more →

10 Mar 2014
March 10, 2014

The Truth behind the Mural

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The History Society is endeavouring to establish the significance, provenance and age of the Mural

The History Society is endeavouring to establish the significance, provenance and age of the Mural. Enquiries have been made with various institutions. Professor D Park, who co-ordinates The National Survey of Medieval Wall Paintings archive kept at the Courtauld Institute, has expressed great interest and will provide information on the iconography of the painting. Likewise,.. read more →