Lie of the Land attracts 100

More than 100 people attended the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Parishscapes Project one-day conference, Lie of the land, at the Norman Lockyer Observatory, near Sidmouth, last Saturday.

More than 100 people attended the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Parishscapes Project one-day conference, Lie of the land, at the Norman Lockyer Observatory, near Sidmouth, last Saturday.The purpose of the conference was to showcase examples of local history projects and signpost interested individuals or groups to existing or new sources of information. It included a presentation by John Torrance, Branscombe Project, on lime burning, whilst John Allen, of Exeter Archaeology, covered the history of Beer and Salcombe Stone.Philippe Planel, Parishscapes Project Officer and conference organiser, explained: "All these people were hungry to find out more about their local history and historic landscapes.


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