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 life the history of this ancient and important Devon town and make it more accessible both to visitors and to the youngsters here today, some of whose ancestors were among the original Feoffees. The Chamber of Feoffees is delighted to be associated with this important project and wishes the Parish History Society every success with this new venture.”
Mr Brian Carpenter, Community and Education Development Officer at the Devon Heritage Centre, said:
“The opening of the new Colyton Heritage Centre represents a massive leap forward in provision for historical research in the town and it has the potential to act as an example to similar communities in other parts of the County and beyond. As someone who has been associated with Colyton for nearly twenty years, it gives me huge pleasure to see the progress which has been made in bringing this project to fruition and I look forward to that continuing into the future.”
Mrs Marian Sydenham, Chairman of Colyton Parish History Society said it was:
“A long cherished dream come true for the Society”