East Devon Branch

Welcome to the East Devon Branch

The East Devon branch is centred on Honiton. It extends from Axminster in the east to Ottery St Mary in the west and the Blackdown Hills in the north down to Sidmouth on the south coast. The branch organises a wide range of events throughout the year offering something for all levels of ability.

If you are visiting the area or want to find out more then please make contact with any of the officers.


East Branch Centenary

In October 1919, at Ottery St Mary, the East Devon Branch of the Guild of Devonshire Ringers was founded. On Saturday 12th October 2019 the centenary meeting of the branch took place, once again at Ottery St Mary. The celebrations began with open ringing at the church when ringers of all ages from the youngest (11) to the oldest (85+) took the opportunity to ring the splendid sounding bells. Adding to the sense of occasion was a BBC TV cameraman for Spotlight recording the ringing. This was followed by a service and a delicious tea, including a magnificent cake shaped to show 100 and decorated with a bell rope and bells. Marion Baker from Sidmouth, who first became a member of the branch over 70 years ago, was invited to cut the cake. During the business meeting that followed the tea, 11-year-old Sophie, from Combe Raleigh, and 14-year-old Isobel, from Axminster, received their first quarter peal certificates. 

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