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Sidmouth Town Website welcomes Orchard Autos to Sidmouth.

Orchard Autos

The new garage located at Manstone Workshops is now open for business and we would like to wish them all the success for the future. The family run business was established in 1975 and has been going from strength to strength.

The garage offers the following services -

  • MOT Testing
  • Servicing
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Repairs
  • Diagnostics

You can see more details on how to get in touch with Orchard Autos on their advert here.

Orchard Autos
Orchard Autos
Orchard Autos

Orchard Autos family run garage in Sidmouth.

Why not give Orchard Autos garage a call and see if they can help you out on 01395 514712

Sidmouth's fully refurbished Library

Sidmouth library has been here for around 30 years and has been in steady use since by a whole range of age groups in the town. Not only does it supply books but also gives much needed access to the internet, music, film, photocopying and other projects and information in and around the town.

The library has long since been due a refurbishment and after 5 weeks of alterations and improvements the library re-opened its doors on October 23rd to the public again.

The library has a flexible layout to allow the spaces to be used in a variety of different ways and purposes even at different times. These include a dedicated quiet reading and study areas. Also the children's area previously on the mezzanine has been moved to the ground floor to create easier access for children and parents. Practising scenes for plays to pastel workshops can be held under the new ambient and brighter lighting.

An increase in stock levels of books and a greatly improved layout of shelving to make it even easier to find the book you're looking for. If you can't find it yourself then the staff will be more than happy to help you in your quest!

The library is open between the following hours.

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday 09:00 13:00

The library offers the following services.

  • Adult and children's books for loan
  • Reference and information books and leaflets
  • Local Studies materials
  • PCs with Internet, email, and word processing/Office
  • Audio Books (Spoken word) CDs
  • DVDs
  • Language courses
  • Requests service - books, music and film
  • Photocopier
  • Community Noticeboard
  • Display/exhibition space
  • Activities and events for children
  • Reading Group
  • Wi-Fi
  • Self-service Technology
  • New - Free Fridays (Free Fridays is a new service offering free computer and Internet access for up to 2 hours, plus extra help from trained library staff).

You can find the Library here

Blackmore Drive, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8LA.

Telephone 01395 512192

The new refurbished Sidmouth Library
An excellent kids zone
Teen Zone

Spacious and light ideal for taking a break and having a read

The revamped Sidmouth Library has so much to offer!

Come and enjoy Sidmouth Library in a variety of different ways.

1st - 8th August 2014.

Sidmouth Folk Festival is celebrating it's 60th year.

This year will see a special Diamond Anniversary Folk Festival celebration from Friday the 1st of August for one week to the following Friday the 8th.

As the sunshine returns, it's set to look good for the summer and give us a nice dry and pleasant week to enjoy the celebrations around the town! As usual the esplanade will be lined with stalls and dancing and throughout the town there will be performers and music in and around the pubs and shops.

There will also be the major concert tents with a wealth of headliners including Ralph McTell, Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham, Oysterband, Cara Dillon, Steve Knightley, Martin Carthy & Eliza Carthy, Kathryn Tickell & The Side, Chris Wood & Andy Cutting, Yves Lambert Trio, Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy and so many more.

a special 'The Way We Were dance' with first festival survivor Les Barclay will be held in Connaught Gardens along with stalls and crafts.

Other events during the week include -

  • An Anniversary Concert in the Ham Marquee with The Copper Family and special guests.

  • Ralph McTell headliner at the 50th festival returns with a Pre Festival Concert.

  • A special Bulverton Ceilidh with festival favourites Oysterband with former members, an appropriate dress theme and some very special guest spots.

  • A Grand Anniversary Ceilidh with The Old Swan Band in Blackmore Gardens on Tuesday 5th, with plenty of surprises in store.

  • Festival Patron and local hero Steve Knightley and Friends in Concert.

  • Festival Patron (and Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Winner) Martin Carthy hosts a night of Traditional Music and song.

  • The Children’s Festival hosts its own Family Ceilidh Party as well as special events in Blackmore Gardens.

  • EFDSS Presents Folk Rising Plus: the founders of the festival celebrate the future with some great young acts.

  • An eye on the future….looking forward to the next generation of festival guests, we welcome Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo winners), The Young Coppers, Salt House, The Furrow Collective Barrule, Josienne Clark and Ben Walker, The Carrivick Sisters, Will Pound, Lisa Knapp, The Willows, Gren Bartley, The Long Hill Ramblers.

We are certainly looking forward to this amazing line up and can't wait to get out and follow the festival through the week!

Sidmouth Folk Festival 2014 celebrates 60 years.

Sidmouth Folk Festival Diamond Anniversary - 60 years and still going from strength to strength!