Colyton Chamber of Feoffees replaces worn Foundation Stone on Town Hall façade

29 / 11 / 2020

Colyton Chamber of Feoffees has today replaced the Foundation Stone on the front of Colyton Town Hall with a new bronze plaque which was installed by Feoffee Jonathan Sweetland this morning.

The Chamber of Feoffees commissioned the building of the Town Hall for the benefit of the community of Colyton nearly a century ago in 1927.

Feoffee Colin Pady who commissioned the new bronze plaque from Bridport Foundry said:

“The Foundation Stone mounted on the front of the Hall had become badly eroded over the years, with the writing on the lower half having worn away so much it had become impossible to read.  We felt it was important to replace it with a new plaque containing all the original details”

Feoffees Chairman, Colin Chesterton said that when the original stone had been laid by his predecessor the then Chairman, Mr E. H Cuming on 5 January 1927, a formal ceremony had been organised which was attended by the 1st Colyton Boy Scouts and Girl Guides and with a great number of townspeople in attendance to witness the ceremony.  The Chamber would have been delighted to organise a formal relaying ceremony and to invite members of the community to attend but with the covid pandemic this was not possible at the moment.  He hoped:

“the new plaque and the Town Hall will continue to be a source of pride and pleasure for the local community for the next hundred years.”