Meet in the Town Hall for coffee followed by talks on the life of Sir George Newnes and the history of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway and current plans to extend it. George Newnes was a publisher who made his fortune from the magazine Titbits, founded Country Life and developed colour printing. Although MP for East Cambridgeshire he had a great love for Lynton and Lynmouth and paid for the Town Hall, the Funicular Cliff Railway and the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. After free time for lunch there will be a ride on the railway.

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

The Jubilee Room, Lynton Town Hall

Lee Road, Lynton, Devon, Lynton, EX35 6BT

Entry details

£28 (includes coffee and the train ticket)

To book, please contact Richard Pocock on

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