Retail Corner

Retail CornerAn attractive range of gifts is available for purchase within the Heritage Centre: a handsome Heritage Teddy Bear, books on Colyton’s History by local authors and a range of items reflecting Colyton’s places of interest.

The sale of gift items will contribute greatly to help meet the running costs of the centre and fund future exhibitions.

Books for Sale within Heritage Centre


Did I Really Do All That?
By James D Board
Published 2013
James Board, one of a family of 14, born in Colyton in 1928. His story begins in 1942 as an errand boy, and takes the Reader along with him through a kaleidoscope of events which he could never have imagined lay before him.
Did I Really Do All That
Exploring the Coly Valley
Published by Colyton parish Paths’ Partnership
A complete guide to Colyton’s public rights of way. Six recommended ciruclar walks, full of local history Anecdotes, maps, illustrations. A companion for walkers.
Coly Valley
Colyton History Revealed
by Colin Haynes
Published 2014
An illustrated guide to Colyton’s rich past including Haunted Houses, Civil War, the oldest Fire Service, Rebellion, Punishment, The French Connection and much more.
Colyton History Revealed
The Most Rebellious Town in Devon
by Colin Haynes
Published 2003
The Monmouth Rebellion of 1685 by the Citizens of Colyton. A tale of dissent, rebellion, hanging, slavery and piracy.
The Most Rebellious Town in Devon
Colyton Parish Through The Centuries
By Colyton Parish History Society
History all around us – from the Roman Occupation of 50BC. Through the ages to the end of the millennium 1999.
Colyton Parish Through The Centuries
Colyton At War
by Geoff Elliott
Published 2007
The story of war time in East Devon as told from the memories of local people. At different times Colyton was home to an evacuated school, billeted soldiers, prisoners of war labouring on the land. Frights a plenty, as well as much fun and adventures in wartime England.DVD – Colyton At War
A 3 disc set Produced by CPHS
A filmed recording of the original interviews on which the book was based. A valuable archive about Colyton during the second world war.
Colyton at War
Memories of a Wheelwright
by Mike Rowland (with additional section by Greg Rowland)
“Sharpen your chisel so it will shave a dead mouse without waking it”
A long anticipated book celebrating Mike Rowland’s 65 years as a highly skilled wheelwright, together with his son Greg’s story of learning his craft and continuing the family tradition.
This lavishly illustrated book, with a foreword by the Venerable David Gunn-Johnson, is available for £10 plus p&p.
A Colyton Rebel
by Henry Pitman
A tale of Armed Rebellion, Capture, Slavery in Barbados, Escape, Quackery and Life in the Turbulent 17th Century!
A Good Read only £3.99