Colyton Parish History Society

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Founded in 1986, the Colyton Parish History Society has 150 members whose aim is to encourage and promote the study of local history.

The society has a collection of deeds, documents, books, photographs, maps, and other records relating to Colyton's history.

Additions to this collection, especially old photographs are most welcome if appropriate we are happy to copy and return to the owner. An acknowledgement can be provided in our records. Please contact Colin Haynes on 01297 552922

Or email Colin Haynes at the address below:

Thanks to a generous local benefactor, the Society's Heritage Centre will located in the Merchant's House and will be open from Easter 2014 through the summer months. Meanwhile, space has been made available for a selection of the Society’s photographs and documentary records in the Colyton Library

THE LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE -- Family History: the society will always try to provide help for anyone wishing to research family history or any other aspect of Colyton's past. . Access to the library computers is available for examination of census records and parish registers. Further records or information from
John Cochrane 01297 552828
Or, to email, click the address below:


Guided tours. The society conducts One-Hour Guided History Walks around the town. For parties of 10 or more people the cost is £2 per head and the proceeds support our history society.
For the 2014 programme of walks,
please click the menu button labelled History Tours.
Vicarage Street, Colyton

Monthly meetings: The society holds monthly speaker evenings which are open to both members and non-members.

UK Membership of the Society:
Subscription is £5 for individuals or £8 for a couple.
Please click the Membership Form button on the top menu for a printable membership form.

Contact us -- we would love to hear from you whether you are a resident, past resident, or just interested in Colyton we would be delighted to receive your feedback.
Any information on Colyton's history  is most welcome.

John Cochrane 01297 552828
or to email, click the address below:

Or telephone John Forrester-Addie on:
 01297 552610

Or email Colin Haynes at the address below:

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