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THE TOTNES HERITAGE FESTIVAL – A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY



On Saturday 28 September the first Totnes Heritage Festival will be taking

place, an event which will give residents and visitors a chance to wallow in our

town’s history, to revisit places they know and love and discover things anew.

  

Local heritage organisations have come together to lay on a host of events at

many of the historic venues in the town.  In addition, English Heritage will be

heading up its ‘Fun and Games’ open day at the castle which will be free to all

residents in the TQ9 district on production of evidence of your residency.

 

Amongst the events already confirmed, two will be held at the Town Mill, one

hosted by the Image Bank with a D-Day exhibition and showings of the classic

film ‘The Spirit of Totnes’.  Pick up a family friendly QR trail map here to

explore other historic buildings.

  

The trustees of the Totnes Trust will also welcome you at the Town Mill and

you’ll have the opportunity to explore the history and workings of the 16 th

century building.

 

At The Mansion you can see the superbly restored school room which will be

housing “DEVONIANS WHO HELPED BUILD AMERICA”, a fascinating

exhibition showcasing the history of Devonians who went to America. 

Meanwhile, up at the museum a special exhibition will reveal the wonderful

images of our famous plaster ceilings of Totnes which are held by the Totnes

Archives.

 

Call at the Guildhall and chat to the Mayor about the history of the Guildhall

and some of its artefacts.  Return later for presentations to young people who

will have entered the ‘Myths and Legends’ competition which will run

throughout September. 


At St Mary’s Church there will be a guided tour to discover hidden secrets

about the building inside and out and St John’s Church, Bridgetown is hosting

an open afternoon with family friendly activity sheets, a historic churchyard

trail and an exhibition of the history of the church. 


The festival is being co-ordinated by the Totnes Heritage Trust.  Visit Totnes

will be publicising the day throughout the summer and nearer the date a

detailed programme with times and a map of the town which will guide you to

the different venues will be available.

 

The festival will be a celebration of our town’s history and the heritage

organisation of Totnes look forward to welcoming you to their exciting events.


A ‘must’ for the diary!

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