Instead of looking back on the past year, let’s go even further back and take a look at Seaton’s incredible history, particularly as a base for the Romans during their occupation of Britain. If you know your history, you’ll know that Seaton has been occupied since before the Iron Age, as evidenced…Read More
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Tag: History and Heritage
We all know Budleigh Salterton is a charming place to spend some time, and while some of us love visiting as part of our holidays to Devon, others are lucky enough to actually live there and enjoy the sights and sounds every day. Here are some of the notable residents that have had the joy of…Read More
Honiton is famous for its lace, so much so that it was used to create Queen Victoria’s wedding gown. Were you aware of just how special Honiton lace is? Here’s everything you need to know. Honiton lace is a type of lace known as bobbin lace, which is made by braiding and twisting lengths of thread…Read More
Honiton boasts a rich and fascinating history that spans centuries. Situated in the picturesque Otter Valley, this town has played a significant role in the cultural, economic, and social tapestry of Devon. The origins of Honiton can be traced back to prehistoric times, evidenced by the presence of…Read More
Coming to Sidmouth this Summer? Wow your friends and locals alike with these fun facts! Did you know that Sidmouth predates recorded history? Yep, the Sid Valley, which includes Sidmouth has been occupied as far back as the Iron Age and part of the valley was gifted by Saxon king, King Athelstan to…Read More
With an upcoming coronation, there’s certainly reason for celebration in Ottery St Mary this May! After the Jubilee last year, we’ve become well practiced at a Royal Celebration, and this year’s Coronation of King Charles III is set to be another Bank Holiday Weekend full of fun and festivities…Read More
East Devon is steeped in history, and no more so than Honiton. Once described as the most beautiful landscape in the world, by Daniel Defoe in 1724, little has changed our town’s stunning scenery in the years since. We’re diving into the past and learning all about Honiton’s historic moments and…Read More
With March bringing World Book Day, there’s no better time to discuss Ottery St Mary’s famed poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Coleridge, a co-founder of the Romantic Movement, penned many famous works throughout his lifetime, such as The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan and Biographia…Read More
Ancient History Did you know that Seaton has been inhabited for over 6000 years? Remains have been found from the Neolithic, Beaker, Bronze and Iron Ages! You can even find evidence of Iron Age Forts in Blackbury Camp. For any keen explorers, Seaton’s coast is the place to be. As part of the…Read More
Nestled within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ottery St Mary is a delightful town full of unique traditions. How much do you know about our fantastic town? We’ve got five facts that you may not know… Did you know that Ottery St Mary is the birthplace of Samuel Taylor Coleridge…Read More