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Celebrating the history of town and parish.
February 2016 - September 2016
This special exhibition has been designed to celebrate the unique heritage of Modbury, town and parish, using research carried out by local residents as well as photographs from our collection. We hope it will appeal to those living and working in the parish as well as those from further afield.
The parish of Modbury consisting of 5977 acres lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The market town of the same name was founded on a site identified as a Saxon meeting place, and was the location of two important civil war battles in 1642 and 1643. The town centre has a designated conservation area, with listed buildings including St George’s Church, a Grade I listed building, which was dedicated in 1320. The church is a dominant feature of the town, and the spire is visible for many miles around providing a focal point for travellers and visitors. The town is also fortunate in having a number of important historic figures that have been resident.
If you have any information or images of Modbury you would like to add to our collection please do bring it along on any of our open days and our team of volunteers will happily scan items while you wait.
Our grateful thanks to Modbury History Society for allowing us to re-hang their heritage panels and to all those who have contributed photographs and postcards to the DRA Image Bank since its inception; our volunteers who are cataloguing and digitising the vast collection and of course, our visitors.
Available to view every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 11am - 3pm
On Tuesday 24th May 2016 between 11am and 3pm we will be holding our 7th annual Picture Day - bring in your pictures of Devon's buildings and landscape to be scanned and added to our Image Bank. Help preserve the county's history for future generations.