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The History of Bucks Mills (History Sec. & Bideford Br.)

Fri. 8 September 2017 - Sat. 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.

Provisional programme

8 September
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

9 September
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)


Fri. 8 September 2017
Sat. 9 September 2017
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Bideford Branch (Michael Wright)
Derek Smithers


Burton Art Gallery & Museum
Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
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