Exbourne Heritage Open Day in Pictures
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Page updated: September 23, 2010

Exbourne Heritage Open Day
Sept 11th, 2010

Approximately 140 visitors took advantage of a fine day to vist Exbourne's second local history exhibition. This time, in addition to displays of photos of the Carnival (now sadly extinct), the school, the WI and various other aspects of the village there were boards dedicated to the results of original research projects carried out on trades and buildings, including Guy's Bakery, the Bible Christian Chapel, Willhays and assorted Post Offices. Memorabilia on show included stuff from the Red Lion. Below are the best images of the day, which was held in conjunction with English Heritage as part of a Devon-wide event. Around 50 people took the village tour.

In the Village Hall

West Devon Borough Council Mayor Cllr John Hockridge performed the opening ceremony.


The exhibition and main displays

A busy hall

Bible Christian Chapel

The Changing Face of Exbourne, with the Tithe Map (left) the 1880 map (centre) and a modern day equivalent filling the back wall.

Exbourne Trades 1

Old Carnival photos

School display

The WI's winning entry at the recent Okehampton Show

People, Places, Fancy Dress and Street Furniture

St Mary's Church overview

Red Lion bits and pieces from the old days

The village tour

Last but not least ...

... the ladies who supplied Devon Cream Teas to hungry visitors (and the unseen army behind them who made the scones!)


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