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The Area Heritage Volunteer Representative is responsible for co-ordinating Area projects. If you would like further information please email Mrs Dylis Farrant whose address is dilysfarrant@greenbee.net

Take a look at our Gallery Page to see examples of Volunteers at work.

Honiton DFAS volunteers support the work of the All Hallows Museum, Honiton, where two groups of volunteers regularly work in the store rooms sorting, listing and methodically packing and storing the costume collection.

West Somerset DFAS and North Somerset DFAS support the work of Somerset Heritage Centre, Preparing information for public internet access of plans, photographs and archival collections. They also provide Volunteer room stewards at the National Trust’s Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey.

Sidmouth DFAS Volunteers: Sidbury Manor Library Volunteers started this project with a training day led by Caroline Bendix. Volunteers and Lady Cave work recording and cataloguing of the books on Excel spreadsheets. Sidbury Museum Doll Restoration Project : A small group of volunteers have had several meetings with Beryl McIndoe, the textiles conservator at the museum in order to work effectively on the costumes, starting with doll’s clothes. Research has been carried out on costume etc. The doll pictured is having a trousseau of clothes made.

Taunton DFAS Volunteers have been recording and conserving books for the past ten years at Orchard Wyndham library.

Liskeard DFAS volunteers are cataloguing a huge collection of historic photographs at Port Eliot

Exe DFAS volunteers are restoring church textiles at St Margaret’s Church, Topsham, they are working under the watchful eye of textile conservator Nicola Gentle.

Teignbridge DFAS volunteers, also working with Nicola Gentle, are conserving a huge collection of ecclesiastical textiles at Ugbrooke House.

Falmouth DFAS have recently completed projects at Helston Museum and at the now unused Falmouth Jewish Cemetery. They continue to work in the Bartlett Library at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.