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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.
We shall be meeting as below in Stiddicombe Wood. I suggest that people meet either at the Aveton Gifford (Timbers) car park at 1400, cross over the bridge and take the footpath through South Efford and across Stiddecombe Creek OR meet at 1430 in the Evans Estate car park and walk up river from Bantham. The bluebells and wild garlic flowers should be spectacular!
Wednesday 7th May 1500 – meet at John Crawford’s memorial bench near the downstream edge of Stiddicombe Wood for a picnic tea when we hope to also enjoy the floral beauty of this idyllic spot – bring your own picnic! N.B. You can find guides about the wood and its ecology under the ECOLOGY/STIDDICOMBE WOOD tabs and the AONB team have done a brilliant job in putting together a guide for the Avon Estuary Walk which includes Stiddicombe Wood .
The ACA Committee hopes that as many members as possible will be able to attend the following events, listed in chronological order:-
RIVER CLEAN UP - Saturday 18th June at 2.00pm: meet at farm gate leading to South Efford Marsh (nr S E House) to clear up the rubbish around ‘Albert’s camp’. Open to all.
AVON ESTUARY FORUM – Tuesday 21st June, Thurlestone Parish Hall. Open to all.
‘BALSAM PULLING’ – Wednesday 22nd June at 2.00pm: meet on AG side of Duke’s Mill Creek with stout footwear, gloves, etc. Open to all.
‘MOOR TO SEA’ EXHIBITION – Friday 15th July, 9.00 – 12.00am in AG Village Hall, prize-giving and display of work by the four primary schools participating in our competitive project (part-funded by the South Devon AONB) encouraging the children’s engagement with the Avon and its wildlife. Open to all.
BEACH CLEAN – Saturday 23rd July, 3.00-4.00pm on Cockleridge, Bigbury on Sea. Open to all.
RAM ROAST Friday 29th July at 6.00pm: ‘Bring & Share’ BBQ at Folly Hill Farm. More details imminent. Members only.
‘Beachwatch’ - Saturday 17th September: 10.00am on Cockleridge, Bigbury on Sea - beach clean-up in association with Marine Conservation Society. Open to all.
WOODLAND PICNIC & WALK – Wednesday 28th September. Meet near old Loddiswell Station at 1130 for a riverside stroll through the woods and picnic lunch. Return to Avon Mill restaurant for tea. Members only.
See this website for further details nearer the time