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From: "Terry Leaman" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 23:49:30 -0000

Further to my message the other day about the closure of the WCSL in Exeter
from Monday 9 January - Saturday 11 February- this also means that the
Record Office service point in the old record office will be closed as well.

Now to add to this problem is another one:-
The new Devon Record Office at Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton,
Exeter will be closed from Monday 6 Feb to Friday 17 Feb

From Mon 6 Feb to Fri 10 Feb, North Devon Record Office at Barnstaple is
still making microfiche of filmed parish registers, censuses for North
Devon etc., available even though they will not be producing any
original documents held there, as they are also closed for stocktaking

So folks as you will see there is a week, Monday 6th Feb until Friday 10 th
Feb, when none of the Exeter offices and the North Devon office will be
closed ,if any of you are planning a trip to Exeter for either the WCSL or
the DRO- please note the above dates so that you do not have a wasted trip

The Plymouth and West Devon Record Office at Plymouth, which will be open
during its normal hours and they have the same microfiche of filmed parish
registers as Exeter. The service points around the county which hold
microfiche of their own area
(like the one at Torquay Library) will be operating as they normally do
at this time of year.

HOWEVER one good piece of news:-
The Record Office at Great Moor House in Exeter have organised a Family
History Day for the first Wednesday of the closure period - 8 Feb - which
will operate like a record office open day. It is planned to coincide with
Archives Awareness activities
around the country and also the end of the BBC Who Do You Think You Are?
Series. Our website has a bit of information about the day - at webpage

A Happy new year
Terry Leaman
OPC for Torquay and DFHS representative on Devon-L
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information and photos about Torquay
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