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This year we have chosen to support projects at Devon properties, allowing Castle Drogo to undertake restoration work on three 1930s sofas and Finch Foundry to conserve and digitise their collection of photographs of the Finch family and the local village. We are also making donations to the East Devon Rangers to enable them to buy a chain saw and to replace a picnic bench at Salcombe Hill. Thanks to all our members for your support this year for making these donations possible.

Who we are

What we do

The Sidmouth Centre was formed in 1981 and covers Sidmouth and surrounding areas such as Newton Poppleford and West Hill.
We are a voluntary association which aims to promote the National Trust and to arrange social activities that make membership of the National Trust more enjoyable.
Our members enjoy a varied programme of events including:
Talks during the winter months at All Saints Church Hall in Sidmouth
Outings from Spring to Autumn visiting National Trust and other places of interest
Occasionally we have organised concerts and an Autumn Fair
As a result of these activities we are able to give donations to local National Trust Activities
In 2018 we are supporting requests from Finch Foundry, Castle Drogo and East Devon Rangers.
If this interests you then why not join us? We look forward to meeting you.  

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A Glorious Day at Stourhead

In October we visited the magnificent house and gardens at Stourhead. It would have been impossible to have chosen a better autumn day for this trip with clear blue skies, warm sunshine
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Castle Drogo Re-emerging

West Hill resident Alan Cook, who volunteers at Castle Drogo updates us on the rebuilding works. Castle Drogo was built for Julius Drewe. He was an entrepreneur who started Home & Colonial,
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Mrs Greville’s House Parties

Our October meeting featured a talk by Ann Stoker, a volunteer at the National Trust’s Polesden Lacey. She gave an excellent introduction to the estate, the house and its most famous owner,
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Montacute & Lytes Carey

MONTACUTE & LYTES CARY: THE GIFTS OF TWO BENEFACTORS September saw us make the short trip into Somerset to visit two National Trust properties near Yeovil. Montacute House was built around 1600
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Sid Vale Association

Members will know that we join with the Sid Vale Association once a year to present a lecture in memory of Bob Symes who was a leading light in both our organisations.
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Outing to Coombe Trenchard

In contrast to some of our earlier visits this year, the cloudy skies and lack of sunshine was welcomed by many of the members as they climbed onto the coach. The skills
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Our Outing to Rosemoor

Rosemoor is the Royal Horticultural Society’s principal garden in the South West of England. It was gifted to the RHS by Lady Anne Palmer in 1988 and now extends over 65 acres
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Finch Foundry-Cynthia’s Visit

Our Secretary Cynthia recently visited Finch Foundry and has shared her experience here. A little gem not to be missed. Like most NT members I get used to expecting my visits to
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