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The History of Bucks Mills (History Sec. & Bideford Br.)
8 September 2017 - 9 September 2017
A Study Event arranged by the History Section and Bideford Branch.
Bucks Mills is known as the village of a single surname and its history is inextricably linked with that of the Braund family. Very little of the settlement existed before the year 1800 and a full community reconstruction has been carried out.
There will also be an input from the DA Geology Section and Burton Art Gallery.
To book, contact either of the organisers.
Venue: Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
12.45 pm Doors open
1.00 pm Introduction
1.05 pm The History of Bucks Mills – Dr. Janet Few
1.45 pm The Ackland and Edwards Collection – Warren Callum
2.25 pm Break
2.40 pm The geology of Bucks Mills – Dr. Chris Cornford (DA Geology Section)
3.20 pm Close
Venue: the village of Bucks Mills
Refreshments and toilet facilities are available at: Merry Harriers, Woolsery, Bideford EX39 5QH
There is quite a steep ascent on the return journey from the beach. There are no toilets in the village.
12.30 pm Walk and commentary, including a visit to the Ackland and Edwards cabin – Chris Few, Braund Society Chairman
2.30 pm The beach and an explanation of the geology – Dr. Chris Cornford, (DA Geology Section)