Saturday, 9 June 2012

Delderfield Day in Sidmouth

Enthusiasts of East Devon author R.F. Delderfield have plenty to entertain them this year, the centenary of his birth.

Along with the commemorative exhibition in Fairlynch Museum and the production of Delderfield's play Worm's Eye View from 11-16 June, the author is also being remembered in Sidmouth.

Many of his books such as A Horseman Riding By, Diana and To Serve them all my Days are still widely read.

Pictured above is The Gazebo, Peak Hill, which Delderfield had built

A Delderfield Day in the town has been planned for Sunday 24 June.

The Delderfield Memorial Stone on Peak Hill, Sidmouth

Between 2.00 and 6.00 pm Kennaway House will be the setting for Delderfield's play Sailors Beware! Cream teas will be served and there will also be guided tours with a special emphasis on properties associated with the author, with the help of a local charabanc.

Sidmouth Museum will be open from 2.00 - 5.00 pm. The Museum has a pemanent display devoted to Delderfield, who spent the last part of his life in the town.

Tickets from the Paragon Bookshop, 38 High Street, Sidmouth are available at £5 per person for all the Delderfield Day events. (Tel: 01395 514516)

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