Organised by the Devon Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Wheels, trams and churches in Colyton

  • Mike Rowland Wheelwright |
  • Visit and Talk |
  • Monday, 3 July 2017 - 10:30 until 17:00

The day begins with a visit to the wheelwright Mike Rowland and his father Greg whose work includes repairs to the Queen's carriages. Their family has been making wheels and coaches since the 14th century. Their apprentice is a ninth generation carpenter from Colyton.

This is followed by a visit to St Andrew's Church.  A Norman stone building, it has an unusual and distinctive 12th century octagonal lantern tower and is noted for its monuments. John Addie, who has written about the church, gives a brief history.

After lunch in Colyton, there is a return ride on the vintage tram to Seaton and an opportunity to visit the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Centre. 

Please apply by 15 May 2017

This event has been organised by the Devon Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Mike Rowland Wheelwright
1 Wheelers Yard, Colyton Devon EX24 6DT