The 2014 East Devon AONB Historic Environment Conference builds on six years of similar annual conferences generated by the East Devon AONB: the Parishscapes Project and the recently completed Peter Orlando Hutchinson Project.
The theme of this year's conference, 'Capturing the Past in the Present' echoes the way in which English Heritage and other organisations tackle the past in our landscape, taking what is actually there today as their point of departure. The presentations at the conference do in fact showcase two strands of current AONB involvement in the the historic environment of East Devon: the HEAP project (Historic Environment Action Plan), featuring Woodbury and Branscombe (financed by English Heritage), and the work on historic orchards that the East Devon Local History Societies Group, meeting under the aegis of the AONB, have carried out in the last three years.
It will be held on Saturday 12 April 2014 at the Norman Lockyer Observatory - Sidmouth. For more information contact visit the East Devon AONB website, or download a booking form.