Today, Colyton Parish History Society (CPHS), in cooperation with Colyton Chamber of Feoffees, has been awarded £59,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Chamber, formed in 1546 provided an early form of local government responsible for social improvement. The grant is to fund an important project, digitising and conserving nearly 500 years of archives.. read more →

Mr Michael Gurton, Chairman of the Colyton Branch of the Royal British Legion, today presented Mrs Marian Sydenham, Chairman and Mr John Cochrane a member, of Colyton Parish History Society, with a copy of the Branch’s contribution to the RBL’s ‘Devon Remembers’ project. The book will be on display at Colyton Heritage Centre. Mr Gurton.. read more →

An historic re-enactment of Colyton’s role in the events surrounding the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685 was staged in the town on Saturday, 13th June 2015. Colyton became known as the ‘most rebellious town in Devon” as more citizens from Colyton joined the Protestant rebellion against a Catholic King in 1685 than from any other town… read more →

Volunteer members of Colyton Parish History Society today attended a refresher training session at the Heritage Centre in preparation for its reopening on Saturday, 28 March 2015, after the winter break.   Members were briefed about some of the new displays in the Heritage Centre – including one detailing some exciting recent local finds such as a rare medieval.. read more →

Members of the former Axe Valley Tangent Club were welcomed to Colyton Heritage Centre this evening, 11 March 2015. The Club received a briefing from volunteer members of Colyton Parish History Society who run the Heritage Centre. Roger Hutton spoke about the long history of the town of Colyton and Jacquie McCullogh talked about the.. read more →