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 →

Traditional Cider Tasting Festival from 3pm onwards with live music. Please come along and support this event on Saturday, 9th August at The Gerrard Arms, Colyton. CPHS would like to thank Dave and Kas of The Gerrard Arms, for their generosity in naming the newly opened Colyton Heritage Centre as their chosen local charity to benefit.. 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 →