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‘Water mills on the Devon Avon – an exploration of historical sites’

Thursday 24th November 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Once upon a time there was a surprising number of water mills along the length of the Devon Avon, supporting a way of life that has now largely disappeared.  However, many fascinating remnants still exist and this talk, ‘Water mills on the Devon Avon – an exploration of historical sites’,  by Joddy Chapman will set the scene.   The talk is jointly presented by the Aune Conservation Association and Bigbury History Society in Bigbury Memorial Hall (StAnn’s Chapel, Bigbury, TQ7 4HQ).  All will be welcome to attend.  Tea and biscuits will be available.  There will be a small entry charge to cover our costs.


As part of the Great British Beach Clean, we are organising a clean up of rubbish on Cockleridge on Sunday 20th September between 3pm & 4pm (low water will be around 4.30pm) – weather permitting   You can sign up via this link -

Please see our safety guidelines and further details here –

If in doubt call Stuart Watts on 01548 810373.

We shall be recording details of what we find to complement our previous surveys and to add to the national database maintained by the Marine Conservation Society.   Some interesting information about last year’s (2014) MCS results is available here –

ACA BBQ and picnic – July 10th 2015

Details of this event at 6.00pm, Friday 10th July 2015 at Folly Farm, Bigbury-on-Sea are available by clicking on this link -  Ram roast 2015

BANTHAM ‘SWOOSH’ – an Outdoor Swimming Society event on 5th July

”There will be an Outdoor Swimming Society swim (the Bantham ‘Swoosh’) from Aveton Gifford to Bantham at 0930 on 5th July 2015.

Full Bantham Swoosh information is available at: and you can ask questions at:

Tidal Road clean-up: Sunday 10th May , 1500-1600: 2015

Tha ACA will be leading a clean up of the Tidal Road between Aveton Gifford and Bigbury on Sunday 10th May 2015 1500-1600.   Low water will be around 1630.  This operation will be a contribution towards the Marine Conservation Society’s Big Beach Clean.  It’s always a fun social occasion and you never know what interesting and potentially useful junk you might find!

We shall be working from the Timbers and Milburn Orchard car parks at both ends of the road, so please gather there.  Wear suitable clothing and bring gloves and any available collecting bags, please.

All volunteers must adhere to the safety guidelines described in the following link –