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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 trip to Beer, and Pecorama


Wed 26th September

A group of 11 L&B Trust members enjoyed a trip to Beer and Seaton in East Devon by train from Barnstaple to Exeter and then on to Axminster and then bus via Seaton to Beer, Pecorama.

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Combe Rail Model Railway Exhibition


The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway and Exmoor Associates attended the Combe Rail Model Railway Exhibition at the Landmark Theatre Ilfracombe on Saturday 8th September.

1. From left to right - Keith Lamprey, Barry Marshall, Anne Belsey and Chris Lane.

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Devon Group Trip to Falmouth - 20th June


This belated report from Nigel Thompson - five intrepid Devon Group members headed out to Falmouth on Wednesday 20th June

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Devon Group rail trip to Okehampton: Sunday 12th August.


Great Western Railway only operates trains to Okehampton on summer Sundays so today's trip was a chance to sample more of the ex Southern Railways ' Withered Arm' network in Mid Devon. Ten Trust members came along using the Devon Day Ranger ticket.

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Devon Group trip to Teign Valley Railway - 11th May


The May rail trip was to Christow, base of the Teign Valley Railway, when as many as 15 L&B regulars enjoyed their visit .

1. Train to Exeter then assembling at the bus station to await the 3 times a day bus to Christow.

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Devon Group trip to Looe - 11th April


This month's rail trip was a return to the picturesque fishing village of Looe in South East Cornwall. 10 regulars enjoyed today's trip.

1. Ex First Great Western HST125's still dominate on the main line into Cornwall. We alighted at Liskeard....

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Devon Group trip to Sidmouth 14th March


Sidmouth lost its railway during the Beeching closures back in the 1960s. However the town remains a bustling tourist resort on the East Devon coast and today 11 Trust members of the Devon (and Bristol Group) decided to brave the elements for a trip to Sidmouth using public transport.

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Devon Group trip to South Devon Railway


A total of 11 Devon based L&B Trust members enjoyed a trip to Buckfastleigh via the South Devon Railway on a very wet Wed 14 February.

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Devon Group Rail trip to South Devon - Wednesday 24th January


Seven locally based volunteers enjoyed a rare January day out on the trains today.

From Exeter to Tiverton Parkway first for a coffee. Then to Newton Abbot and back to Teignmouth for a Wetherspoons lunch

1. At the Jolie Brise, a Wetherspoon pub in Teignmouth.

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Devon Group rail trip with Christmas lunch + pubs and beer!



On Wednesday 6th December, 17 of the Woody Bay regular volunteers went on a pub crawl by train combined with a Christmas lunch.


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