Since 2012 Telling Our Stories has engaged with five towns and one city across Mid and North Devon.

In 2012 – 13 we focused on Exeter.

In 2019 – 20, we have been working in BidefordOkehampton and Tiverton.

In 2023 and 2024 we are working in Ilfracombe and Honiton.

Our focus towns are each very different. They include: Exeter, the county’s capital; Tiverton, a centre of industry / manufacturing; Bideford, a port town; and Okehampton, an agricultural market town on the edge of Dartmoor.

These choices are deliberate – we have chosen to work in places which represent the full spread of Devon’s history: rural and urban, large and small. In Bideford, Okehampton and Tiverton, we have also involved participants from the villages and hamlets surrounding the towns.

With Honiton and Ilfracombe we have expanded to two further towns each offering rich multicultural history and heritage. Our aim is that new educational resources, exhibitions and digital outputs will lead to a more inclusive, tolerant future for all.

You can learn more about each of our focus towns by clicking on the boxes below.