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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 Winter Rail and social trips.



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


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


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


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


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


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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Devon Group Spring Rail Trips


Wed 19 March:
Rail and bus trip to Christow (Exeter & Teign Valley Railway)

Several L&B regulars travelled by train to Exeter thence by bus to Christow (a former station and goods yard on the old Exeter-Newton Abbot inland route). The site is privately owned but hosts quite a collection of standard and narrow gauge rolling stock.

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Devon Group trip to South Devon Railway


Devon Group Rail (& rail replacement bus!) trip to South Devon Railway
Wed 19 February

Eight L&B people made the February trip this week; from Barnstaple to Buckfastleigh. No problems on the Tarka line as we made it to Exeter St. Davids ready to find our rail replacement bus past the Dawlish sea wall breach and repairs. First Great Western were even providing complimentary tea and coffee at both Exeter and Newton Abbot stations for us travellers.

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Devon Group Rail Trip, 22nd January


Six Devon-based L&BR Trust members took a break from volunteering at the work parties at Woody Bay and Chelfham to have a day out on the trains around Devon.

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Devon Group Christmas Rail Trip


Fifteen L&B Trust members enjoyed a superb Christmas meal at the Union Rooms, Wetherspoons pub at Plymouth.

Starting from Barnstaple and using the Devon Day Ranger ticket (only £6.60) the group also picked up members at Umberleigh, Eggesford, and Exeter.

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