Welcome to Visit Sidmouth
'A town caught still in a timeless charm’
That was the Sidmouth that captivated the Poet Laureate, John Betjeman, and it will captivate you, too. Beautiful gardens and leisurely walks, Regency history and fine hotels, clean beaches and friendly shops…. it’s all here in this lovely seaside town that nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley. Look through the Visit Sidmouth website to discover why so many ‘Select Sidmouth’ to relax and unwind through all the seasons of the year. You will discover, too, why so many return.
Special offers every Saturday
Independent businesses from Temple Street to the Seafront are promoting each other by swapping discount vouchers that will change every weekend. Vouchers are given out with purchases and will be valid for one day only. Discounts, offers and where the vouchers can be spent will change every Saturday.
Business owners have decided on their offers and how many vouchers they wish to give, all we need to do is shop in Sidmouth on Saturdays.
Royal British Legion Poppy Quilt
The Devon Quilt
'We Will Remember'
Tuesday 22nd - Friday 25th April 2014
The Project began with the Prime Minister suggesting we commemorate the centenary of the start of World War 1.
Adrienne Howells is an Embroidery designer and tutor, also tutoring Art classes alongside her son John Howells. All classes were given the challenge of creating a painting or stitching of a poppy, the symbol of the Royal British Legion and having originated from the Flanders Fields of the First World War.
With support and collaboration from the Royal British Legion the whole project took on a life of it's own and is now officially known as 'We Will Remember'
The main banner is 6' by 6' and has a painted image of a trench with a horse standing on a bridge. There are two side banners 2' by 6' decorated with metallic leather poppies.
The Royal British Legion have provided silk poppies for people to donate, writing the name of a family member who served in WW1, the name of a battalion or a village onto the poppy which will then be stitched around the main image of the trenches.
There will also be a visitors book for people who have donated a poppy to sign and write a personal message or thought. Money collected goes to the Royal British Legion to help support veterans, their families and serving military personnel.
The banner is supported by an ever growing exhibition of WW1 memorabilia, horse shoes from The Somme, tench art, recipes and much more.
Alongside the banner there is a raffle - the main prize being a Poppy Quilt donated by South West Quilters entitled 'Every Stitch A Memory' Raffle Tickets £1.
The Quilt will be on display at Sidmouth Museum from Tuesday 22nd April until Friday 25th April