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Links to other sites of local interest.Seaton Museum Seaton Visitor Centre Trust Seaton Tourist Information Centre Colyton Town Devon Holiday Directory Seaton-Colyton Tramway East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Colyford is a village on the A3052 Lyme Regis to Exeter road, situated mid-way between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. Seaton is 2km. away on the coast and Colyton 1km. further inland. Colyford was formerly an Ancient Borough of long-standing and still elects a Mayor. Colyford is a linear village, and on the current Ordnance Survey maps it is still possible to make out the original narrow burgage plots running back from the main road.
There is a strong sense of community within the village and the social scene is centred on the Memorial Hall. Much village effort is put into the annual Michaelmas Goose Fayre, held on Springfields on the south side of the village. Villagers and friends dress in medieval costume, with mummers and medieval music, as they follow the Mayor and his Lady, under a balderchin, as they process along the main road to the fayre ground.
Colyford has a chapel-of-ease, dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels, also a village Post Office, a Butchers, and two Pubs, the Wheelwright and the White Hart. Unfortunately we recently lost the service of our village Filling Station.
Another of the attractions of the village is the Tramway that runs along the discontinued railway branch line from Seaton to Colyton.
More information can be found on the Tramway website.http://www.tram.co.uk
It is generally agreed that Colyford is a very friendly and agreeable place to live and visit.
If you require further information about Colyford or any of the events staged by the village then please e-mail:-
The Old Manor 1976.
COLYFORD VILLAGE NEWSLETTER: MAY 2013
MAYOR'S REPORT: I know that it was back in March, but I hope that those that came to the Mayor’s Dinner, enjoyed themselves, and those residents that came, have now made some new friends and acquaintances, and will have a table with them next year.
I would like to say thank you to those villagers that have replanted and tidied up the two village gateways, and also the group led by Geoff Marshall that have cleared Common Lane. Colyford has again been entered into the Best Kept Village competition. The judging can take place any time in May, June and July.
URGENT URGENT URGENT:
MEMORIAL HALL: The Colyford Memorial Hall is a charity and is looking for people that would like to become Trustees of the Hall. This is the Committee that runs the Hall. We especially need someone to take over the role of Hall Manager, this is overseeing the daily running of the Hall and supervising the Caretaker. If you are interested in this then please call Paula Collingwood on 553211.
GOOSE FAYRE - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH: For those villagers that have moved to Colyford recently and have not seen the Colyford Goose Fayre, you will find photos of last years event on the Colyford website. www.colyfordvillage.co.uk As many people as possible are asked to dress up in medieval costume, I am telling you now so that you have plenty of time to sew up your costume whilst sitting in the sun in the garden! At the recent Goose Fayre AGM, Dave Horrill agreed to be the new Chairman. A total of £5,000 was given to local groups and societies with the aim of helping them to continue their work in the community. We would like to thank Henry and Wendy Pountney for the continuing use of Springfield for the Goose Fayre.
ST. MICHAEL’S and FRIENDS OF (FOSM) A big thank you to Simon & Mary Card, for the coffee morning at Harepath Farm, it was a successful morning and raised £175 for FOSM.
STOP LINE WAY: There is a meeting of the Committee shortly, and they are hoping to hear some good news as to where they can apply for funding, as this is currently the main stumbling block. At the moment, the Colyford part of the Stop Line way does not join to Seaton, so there is still no off-road route to Seaton.
AXE VALLEY AND WEST DORSET – RING AND RIDE from your own front door.
It is provided for people with a special need for transport facilities because they are elderly, disabled, parents with young children or people living in isolated areas.
12/1185/MOUT: Over 60 residents attended a Public Meeting at the Memorial Hall regarding a revised Outline Planning Application for the Green Wedge between Seaton and Colyford. The Colyford Burgesses have submitted a further objection to this. If you would like to hear about any problems and Planning Applications that affect Colyford then join my “Round Robin” email list for Colyford residents. Please email me on email@example.com and I can keep you up-to-date on these matters.
Jazz Evening:Saturday 29th June 7.30pm £10.00 Coly River Jazz Band at The Paddocks Orchard, Thomas Bassett Drive, Colyford. Please bring chairs, tables and drinks. In the Hall if wet. Contact Jo Burns 551343
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