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The project 'Farming in the Lim Valley' began in 2006. Museum volunteers Graham Davies and Ken Gollop were asked to research the farming scene in Lyme Regis and Uplyme before information was forgotten and documents lost. Over 60 farms past and present were identified and presented in an exhibition of 70 display boards shown in Uplyme and Lyme Regis in 2008.

The articles below are based on some of these researches.

cows grazing outside farmhouse in 1920s
Woolcombe Farm Uplyme in 1920s

View the Farming in the Lim Valley Exhibition Boards 

(The file takes time to load and although the boards are each 2' x 3' they can easily be read by expanding the photos.)

Following the success of this  exhibition, the museum team were asked to extend their researches to cover the whole of East Devon. New research was carried out over a 12 month period concentrating on Axminster market and the surrounding parishes in East Devon. This led to the Farming in East Devon exhibition in  Axminster in June 2009. 

View the Farming in East Devon Exhibition Boards

(which  include the Uplyme farm boards from the Lim Valley Exhibition)

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