Axe Valley NT fair raises more than £500
PUBLISHED: 07:01 31 October 2019 | UPDATED: 09:22 31 October 2019
The National Trust's Axe Valley Centre raised £437 at its autumn fair, despite some dreadful weather.
At the event, at Colyford Memorial Hall, on Saturday, October 26, the National Trust shop took an additional £100.
The amounts raised through the fairs, along with membership fees, are given out in grants to local National Trust sites.
The £3,000 raised so far this year will be divided between A la Ronde, Branscombe for Mill Access, Castle Drogo towards the cost of Lutyens-style garden furniture and Killerton for drawing restoration work.
The group now has a new talks organiser who has booked a varied selection of speakers for 2020.
The season begins on January 8 with a talk by Dr Patrick Hoyte entitled "Life below stairs".
Following talks will include 'Smuggling in Devon: the truth behind the fiction' by Robert Hesketh and later in the year a talk 'Life behind the side shows"'.
Non-members are welcome to these talks at Colyford Memorial Hall, admission being £2 including tea/coffee and biscuit.