Taxidermy alligator

The sale of an American alligator that is “older than America itself”!

Most people driving from Honiton towards Sidmouth on the A3072 will have spotted the brown sign for historic house Sand – some may have even visited on one of the house’s open days.

The house, which has been in the Huyshe family since 1560 and has a wealth of history dating back to the Elizabethan era, is now being sold.

Chilcotts Auctioneers is selling a variety of fascinating...

Jurassic Fibre unveils ambitious growth plans for fibre network as Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP visits Honiton headquarters

Jurassic Fibre, a broadband internet network developer, has announced ambitious plans to increase the rollout of its ultrafast fibre network to cover 500,000 homes and businesses across 30 towns and villages in the South West by 2026. The announcement coincided with a visit from The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP to Jurassic Fibre’s Devon headquarters in Honiton.


The caring face of politics?

The Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey MP, and the party’s by-election candidate for Tiverton & Honiton, Richard Foord, have met with unpaid carers in the constituency at an event organised by Devon Carers to mark Carers Week. Devon Carers is a service provided by the charity Westbank Community Health and Care, based at Exminster, near Exeter.

Sir Ed Davey, who’s been a...

New solo exhibition by Turner Prize nominee explores secret histories of Devon

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) and talking on corners present Ingrid Pollard: Three Drops of Blood , a new solo exhibition by 2022 Turner Prize nominee Ingrid Pollard.

Commissioned by talking on corners , THG's new exhibition illustrates the intimacy, care, nuance and technical skill of Pollard’s extensive practice as one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists. This is a very rare...

Interior of auction sale room

Launch for new Honiton sale room – one year late!

Chilcotts Auctioneers hosted a special private auction preview to celebrate the opening of the new Dolphin Salerooms.

The company moved into the premises during early 2021, but the original launch event was cancelled due to continuing restrictions of the pandemic. In the meantime the refurbishment of the historical building, which dates back to the 1300s, was completed and the three...

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) offers new collection point for locally sourced food.

THG has teamed up with In My Back Yard to provide a new food collection hub in Honiton.

In My Back Yard (IMBY) is East Devon’s local, ethical online farmer's market. They are a network of over 30 independent producers and suppliers specialising in high welfare, organic, biodynamic, and agro-ecological produce.

THG has long supported local makers through their craft...

New exhibition explores the impermanence of our landscapes

An exhibition of new work by artist Nick Goss opens at Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) this March.

Imagined floods and submerged landscapes form the catalyst for a new series of paintings and works on paper which encapsulates the impermanence of our surroundings.

In these works, Nick Goss collapses time and space by filtering images of contemporary London and personal memories...

Sign to auction

New sale room raises bar for Honiton family-run auctioneers

A move to new premises during the pandemic has proven extremely positive for Chilcotts Auctioneers.

The business relocated to the Dolphin Saleroom during 2021, undertaking significant refurbishment of this historic building to create a vibrant, accessible location for valuations, viewings and monthly sales.

Originally the manor house of the Courtenay family, during the Civil...

Honiton cat volunteers celebrate farm free of feral kittens

A group of cat volunteers are celebrating the successful homing of the final group of kittens from a farm near Honiton.

Cats Protection’s Honiton Branch had a busy year, rehoming more than 40 cats during 2021 and neutering 163 cats by October. However, it has been the most recent humane trapping of a pregnant female cat at a farm outside Monkton that has been cause for most...

New film installations to launch in Honiton and Exmouth

This January, Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) presents two immersive film installations by international artist Mikhail Karikis.

Children of Unquiet, 2014 and SeaWomen, 2012 share the experience of two very different communities: fisherwomen from the 'haenyeo' community on Jeju island, Korea, and children brought up by the geothermal powerplant in Devil’s Valley, Tuscany.