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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 Nigel Thompson
 

Devon Group Rail and Ferry Trip to Shaldon

Oct
23

On Wednesday 19th October five Daves and four others enjoyed a local rail trip around South Devon. From Barnstaple to Exeter and then up to Tiverton Parkway. From there we went on to Newton Abbot for a trip to Paignton first.


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Devon Group trip to Seaton Tramway Sept 2017

Sep
26

Several L&BR Devon Group members enjoyed a rail/bus trip recently to Seaton for a visit to the Tramway and lunch at Colyford.

1. At Exeter waiting for our train. Time for doughnuts!

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Devon Group Rail trip to Okehampton

Aug
18

On Sunday 6th August 14 L&B Trust members (taking advantage of the current  summer Sunday only trains to Okehampton) travelled from Barnstaple and Exeter on the former LSWR main line to Okehampton.

1. The usual pose alongside the train after arrival at Okehampton.

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Devon Group Rail Trip to Torquay

May
08

On Wednesday 3rd May, eight of the regular L&B volunteers using a Devon Day Ranger Ticket sampled the ‘bigger’ trains with a trip from Barnstaple and Exeter to Paignton, Torquay and Lympstone. 


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Devon Group March Rail Trip to Totnes

Apr
01

On Wednesday 29th March several L&B members met up to travel to Totnes for ride on the South Devon Railway.

This line closed to all traffic on 7 September 1962 and was re-opened again as the Dart Valley Railway, a preserved steam line, on 5 April 1969. The South Devon Railway Trust took over the running of the line on 1 January 1991.

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Devon Group February Rail Trip to Plymouth

Apr
01

On Wednesday 22nd February, six of the group travelled to Plymouth for a Wetherspoons lunch at the Barbican.

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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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