Branscombe Project © 2009-2022

The Branscombe Project

Autumn Exhibitions & Activities since 1997

2014 April - Grave Matters

WW1, St Winifred Church & Methodist Chapel


2012 October - Collections & Discoveries



2011 October - Branscombe's War


A look at the parish in wartime - Rations and rabbits, the Home Guard, evacuees, RAF Branscombe, local fascists, the munitions factory, farming, Searchlight Battery, Girl Guides’ salvage collections, WI bottling fruit, Whitcot - wartime household paraphernalia, wartime tea, evening of wartime themed entertainment, evening dance, local wartime film, memories and more.

2011 April - 3 Houses



Included an archaeological road show on the first day (with Tom Cadbury curator of Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter)


2010 April - Farming Then and Now


Farms, cliff-plats, allotments, orchards, water supplies and more...   


2009 November - Lace Exhibition, Lace Making &

Chudleys & Cream


To launch the reprint of:


Margaret Tomlinson

'Three Generations in the Honiton Lace Trade'


2009 September - Disappeared Houses Walk (2)


From Square to Church.

Led by Barbara Farquharson, John Torrance & Ike Dowell


2008 October - Village Medley


Stanley Squire: A great Branscombe Schoolmaster


2008 September - Disappeared Houses Walk (1)


Beach - Square - Lower Lane - Gays.

Led by Dave Rockey, Ralph Cox, Sid Sweetland, Sue Dymond, Phil Planel, Barbara Farquharson

2007 October - Branscombe and the Wreck of the Napoli

2006 October - Farming & More



2005 Farming & Plats (part 2)


2005  Make Poverty History Concert


The Stadler Ensemble, Chris Gradwell & organist Robin Davis

2004 Farming in Branscombe (part 1)


2003 Banana Blush


Chris Gradwell & 16 piece jazz band, with Oliver Bernard reading Betjeman

2003 Archaeological Excavation


Test pits in field north of Hooken

2004 Archaeological Excavation


Weston Burnt House, led by Mark Edmonds

2003 Mills

2003 Valentine’s Day Celebration


Auction to raise money for the communal cider press

2002 Field Walking  & Flint Washing


In Berry  Barton fields, led by  Martin Tingle

2001  Orchards


Shutes & outdoor loos

2002  Thirteen Branscombe Gardens


(With nine Branscombe gardens open to the public)

2000 Lace Making & Smuggling in Branscombe

1998 Cliff Plats & Cliff Farmers  

1997 Village Ghosts

1999 Shops, Trades & Getting By

2017 April - The Napoli Revisited & Book Launch Take Three Hundred Snails

2014 December  - Book Launch Cliff & Beach at Branscombe and Tales from the Plats

2015 April - War Years Poetry 1914-1918

2016 March  - Village Lives


2018 April - A Tale of Three Pubs

2014 August - Postman’s Walk - In the Footsteps of Harry Layzell

2014 August - A Churchyard Event - Rev Hilary Dawson & The Branscombe Project




2013 October - A Walk Through Time - HEAPs/The Branscombe Project


Kiln Lane, Berry Camp, Cliff Plats

2013 June - Tea & Book Launch Branscombe’s War 1939-1945

2013 May - Branscombe Through Time: Walk - HEAPs/The Branscombe Project


St Winifred’s to Manor Mill

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2022 April - Branscombe Farm Outbuildings