Thursday, 4 August 2011

Smuggler's Gold at Fairlynch

Budleigh Salterton's Fairlynch is one of six East Devon Museums taking part in a Treasure Trail linked to 'Smuggler's Gold' a play for people of all ages being performed at the Museum on Saturday 27 August 2011. The performance times are 11.00 am and 2.30 pm on the lawn at Fairlynch; if wet indoors.

Admission is free, and there's the chance of winning an i-Pod for young people who attend the performance.

The show with live music, and performed by the Common Players, is a Jurassic Coast Heritage Touring Project. It's centred around the character of Bill Widger who is refusing to leave his East Devon cliff-top cottage, which is falling into the sea because of erosion.

In a style similar to Dickens’ 'A Christmas Carol', night-time visitors take Bill on a farewell trip through time to explore the ancient Jurassic Coast landscape, stories of historic fishing fleets, and the Great Landslip of 1839.

But, the cliff could collapse at any minute.

Will Bill find the smuggler's gold hidden in his garden before it is too late.......?

Apart from enjoying a show, which promises a lively mixture of music and drama, each member of the audience will be given a Smuggler’s Gold passport! This will contain details of a competition with prizes and will outline a treasure trail to the museums of East Devon where answers to the questions in the passport will be found.

Accompanied children visit the museums free and their adult companions benefit from a special rate of only £1 per adult.

Visit all six museums, complete your passport and receive your free Treasure.

For details of the competition being run by the Common Players see

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