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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 2015
MAYOR: After a reasonably dry and warm winter, let us hope that the Spring and Summer follow along the same theme. I will continue as Mayor until the Burgesses AGM on 4th November, when I will stand down after three years as Mayor. I believe that three years is the maximum term that any mayor should serve. Where are all the new potential Colyford Mayors who are waiting in the sidelines? Please make yourselves known to me, by calling 01297 551375. Or email: email@example.com
GOOSE FAYRE: following our AGM in February the Goose Fayre team have swung into action and we now look forward to other members of our community coming forward to join in and help us. Our ladies in the Tea tent would love some more help on the day; we have some costumes that need some TLC and there is always more help needed with marshalling the crowds that flock to the village for our annual family village event. ALL help is very gratefully received. So put the date in your diaries – Saturday 26 September and if you want to see more of what goes on visit our village website www.colyfordvillage.co.uk and for offers of support please contact Gilly Girling on 551589 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARISH COUNCIL: There were only 10 applications for the Colyton Parish Council, this leaves a shortage of 3. The Parish Council are looking for volunteers to join them. Please contact Liz (Parish clerk) 552460 if you are interested. At present Peter Gibbins is the only one living in Colyford. His phone: 553245
Devon Best Kept Village: There is no competition in 2015. The CPRE hope to continue to run it again in 2016.
Colyton & District Garden Society
Monmouth Rebellion Re-Enactment Saturday 13th June in the middle of Colyton. There is a country market 10.30am followed by the arrival of the King’s Militia and History re-enactment on Church Green. Entry is free. Parking is £3.00. If you would like to attend in suitable Goose Fayre costumes please contact: Jacquie McCullough (552626)
Seaton & Colyford Wetlands: some pay for events, some are free.
Colyford Open Gardens will take place on Sat/Sun 27th/28th June from 10.30am – 5.00pm. Gardens will be open in most areas of the village, Free parking will be available at the Memorial Hall, and refreshments will be served at St Michael’s all day on both days. For info. Vicky Mills 553666 Songs of Praise service in the chapel at 6.30pm on 28th June
SPEEDWATCH UPDATE: Colyford now has its own Community Speed Watch (CSW) Team that can go out independently to monitor traffic speeds in Colyford. It is not only the CSW Team that can help reduce speed limits in our village, but every resident in Colyford who drives can play a significant part by keeping their speed within the limit that will deter any following vehicles from speeding. Together we can bring the speed limit in our village to that which it should be, in order to make the village a safer place for both pedestrians and motorists.
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