Lynmouth Pavilion has been running fortnightly evening talks since January 2014 covering fascinating topics all about Exmoor’s heritage, including smuggling, lime kilns, angling, archaeology, shipping, climbing, paddle steamers, silver mines and, most recently, Exmoor’s amazing woodlands. These evening events are informal, entertaining, very informative and free! They start at 7pm every other Thursday.
Louise Reynolds from the Lynmouth Pavilion Project says: “Speakers have travelled from near and far to entertain and inform the audience and the talks programme is continuing throughout the winter with a varied line-up of excellent speakers.
“We look forward to continuing to welcome everyone throughout the winter and, as the Lynmouth Pavilion is a dog-friendly venue do please do bring along the furry members of your family too.”
The next Evening@ThePavilion talk is on Thursday 13 November at 7pm when the National Park’s conservation manager Rob Wilson-North will be discussing Exmoor’s wonderful Woodland Heritage.
Local author Victoria Eveleigh is the guest speaker on Thursday 27 November (7pm) with stories from an Exmoor Hill Farm.
The talks are free, but please book on 01598 752509 to secure a place.
Tales of the Exmoor Coast
As a grand finale to their ‘coastal’ themed year 1, Lynmouth Pavilion Project are teaming up with National Park ranger, Tim Parish, to explore all local myths. stories, facts and legends about Exmoor’s coast.
Do you know anything about Exmoor’s coast? Then come along and share your tales, photos and stories over mulled wine and a mince pie. The evening runs from 4pm til 7pm upstairs at Lynmouth Pavilion on 22nd November.
Louise says: “Volunteers will be on hand to record your stories using dictaphones (if you want them to) and help scan in your photos. We will even have a place to record you on film if you like!
“We’ll be bringing large maps of the coast which we can write on and we’re really hoping it will be an evening to bring together, share and record as many coastal stories as possible. If you don’t have anything to share please feel free to just come along and enjoy the stories. For more information and to book, please phone 01598 752509.”
The National Park Centre in Dulverton is open daily except Thursdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm and in Dunster the Centre is open on weekends only during November – 10am to 2pm.