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 →

Colyton Parish History Project was officially launched on 30 November 2015, by local historian Todd Gray. Funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Project will tell the history of the Parish of Colyton and will digitize and preserve the nationally important archives of the Chamber of Feoffees. The event was organised to.. read more →

26 Nov 2015
November 26, 2015

Ceramtec’s Final Farewell to Colyton

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In a charming and heart warming gesture, Neil Bygrave, MD of Ceramtec today presented Mrs Marian Sydenham, Chairman of Colyton Parish History Society, with a number of items reflecting the contribution of Ceramtec to the social history and development of Colyton. Items included albums of photographs depicting the history of Ceramtec here in Colyton –.. read more →

12 Nov 2015
November 12, 2015

Heritage Centre Opening Hours

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After a successful second season with 2240 visitors, the Heritage Centre closed at the end of the half term week on Saturday, 31 October 2015. It will open for Colyton’s annual Christmas Fayre on Wednesday, 2 December 2015. During the winter months there are no firm plans to be open; however we will reopen in.. read more →

Public Launch of Parish History Project – Monday, 30 November 2015 at 2.30 pm in Colyton Town Hall Local historian, Todd Gray, who is based at Exeter University, will launch the event for us with an illustrated lecture on the national significance of the Chamber of Feoffees’ Archive and the history of the Parish of.. read more →

The first meeting of the Project steering group was held in the Feoffees’ Board Room in the Town Hall on Thursday, 29 October. Participants included representatives of the CPHS, the Chamber of Feoffees and our consultants on the Project – Freeline. Discussions included ideas for possible research topics, recruitment and training of volunteers, planning a.. read more →

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 →