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Devon Group

Welcome to the L&BR Trust Devon Group

The Devon Area Group has the primary purpose of:

  • Actively encouraging local members to volunteer on the railway to support the day-to-day operations and the many development projects that are needed
  • Organise local social events so members can meet each other
  • Follow up publicity by building a wider membership base in Devon

By talking to our local members we intend to establish a register of who can do what, how often and when to enable the management team at Woody Bay to plan their projects and make best use of volunteer time.

If you want to be involved with or require information about the Devon Group please email Dave Tooke or Ian Cowling.
 

Devon Group's Christmas rail trip to Teignmouth

Dec
18
2016

On Wednesday 14 December the Devon Group undertook their Christmas rail trip to Teignmouth for a seasonal meal at The Jolie Brise a Wetherspoons Pub. Ten started out from Barnstaple - a few more joined us at Exeter. The outing was a great success with a record 20 Members of the Devon Group attending and enjoying the Christmas meal.


Firstly a short ride to Tiverton Parkway

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Devon Group Rail Trip to South Devon Railway Wed 26th October

Nov
02
2016

Fifteen Devon Group Members and friends enjoyed a successful trip from Barnstaple and Exeter to Totnes for a ride on the South Devon Railway.

Using Devon Day Ranger tickets and Heritage Railway Association passes where possible, from Totnes the group rode up to Buckfastleigh behind GWR 0-6-0 3205.

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Devon Group Rail Trip to Calstock Wednesday 28th September

Oct
02
2016

A group of seven L&B members travelled from Barnstaple to Plymouth and Calstock  on this months ‘social’ rail trip.


1. After arrival at Plymouth on the Cross Country HST.

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Forthcoming Event Wednesday 30th March

Feb
09
2016

Wednesday 30th March Rising Sun Hotel, Umberleigh

'End of the Line'

To mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of the fondly remembered and much missed Somerset & Dorset Railway on 6 March 1966, L&BR Trust Member Tony Hill has organised an illustrated presentation at the Rising Sun Hotel, Umberleigh presentation commences at 18:45, . 

There will be a £3:00 entrance fee to cover costs - with any proceeds left over shared between the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway and the Tarka Rail Association.

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Devon Group Winter Rail and social trips.

Jan
30
2016

 

Wednesday 16 December 2015

For the run up to the Christmas period lunch about 15 locally based L&B Trust members and volunteers travelled to Plymouth for a Wetherspoons meal at The Union Rooms.


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Wednesday 11th November: Devon Group Day out to Torquay and Teignmouth

Nov
18
2015

This months rail trip saw six of the Devon Group members joined by four L&B Members from Leicester - Sandra and Jim Dandy and Heather and Robert Cross. All regular volunteers at L&B Galas, this week they were having a short break in Devon staying at Rowley Moor Farm.


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Devon Group Autumn Rail trips

Oct
11
2015

It's time again for another round of local SW Rail and bus trips for the Devon Group this autumn.


Wednesday 9th September - by rail from Barnstaple to Exeter to Liskeard to Looe.

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Devon Group Trip, November

Jan
30
2015

The L&BR Devon Group took a rail and ferry trip to Shaldon on Wednesday 19th November:

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Devon Group visit Bovey Tracey, Paignton and Dawlish

Sep
19
2014

Five L&BR regulars journeyed by rail from Barnstaple to Exeter, then to Newton Abbot for a bus to Bovey Tracey.


1. The gang pose outside Bovey Tracey old railway station - now a museum and Heritage Centre.

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Devon Group Summer Rail Trips

Aug
06
2014

Several L&BR Trust Devon Group members have enjoyed their monthly days out to contrasting locations in the West Country. Here's a brief report of two recent trips this summer:

Wed 25 June:
Rail-River cruise on the River Dart

Eleven members journeyed to Paignton for the Rail-River cruise on the River Dart. FGW trains from Barnstaple to Exeter then to Paignton. Round Robin tickets on the Dartmouth Steam and Riverboat company were purchased.

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