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By flintstonescottage, Oct 21 2014 08:18PM

Next week from Monday 27th October visitors who are staying in Flintstones Cottage in Seaton can enjoy a "Shock o'Horror Zombie Fest" on Seaton Trams!

To coincide with half term holidays, Seaton Electric Tramway are running 3 trams per night at 6pm, 7pm. & 8pm. to Colyton and are warning everyone to prepare to be "fightened witless" by the "zombies both on the trams and at Colyton Station!

Ticket prices have been slashed from £20 to £15 per person and the last tram returns to Seaton from Colyton at 10.30 pm.

To book your tickets ring the tram office on 01297 20375

By flintstonescottage, Oct 1 2014 12:17PM

There is great excitement in and around Seaton at the moment after it has been announced by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter that it hopes to exhibit the remarkable find!

Apparently, a local man, Mr. Laurence Egerton was out using his metal detector in a field near Honey Ditches Road , which leads on to a field where there are the remains of a Roman Villa, when the device gave a "high-pitched bleep". He found two Roman gold coins and began to dig into the ground using a shovel. Within a few minutes "thousands of coins spilled up onto the field"!

He telephoned his wife to bring a camera and he remained in his car alongside the find for the next three days to guard the hoard from anyone else "making off " with them before archaeologists arrived to record the find and continue with the excavation!

The coins weigh 68 kg in total and were minted between AD 330 and AD 341. They are in remarkably good condition and the face of the Roman Emperor, Constantine, can clearly be seen.

Who knows, there may still more coins buried around the site!

By flintstonescottage, Mar 31 2014 06:52PM

Flintstones Cottage in Seaton is only a short drive away from Lyme Regis and Charmouth, and both of these locations are famous for the spectacular fossils that have been found there.

During the Easter holidays there are organized "Fossil Hunts" that are led by experienced fossil experts who will guide groups of children along the beach to help them find fossils for themselves.

There are still places available on some of these activities so .....parents hurry and book your children/child on one of these hunts! Look on line for spaces available.

By flintstonescottage, Mar 31 2014 06:52PM

Well worth the short drive from Flintstones Cottage into Sidmouth at the moment to see the marvellous display of spring bulbs in flower!

Apparently a former resident of the town left money and instructions to "plant a million bulbs" in and around Sidmoputh. So in autumn last year volunteers took on the task and the results are truly beautiful! Also, there are many different types of bulb so that the colourful display will continue into May as tulips will be flowering until then long after the daffodils have finished.

By flintstonescottage, Mar 31 2014 06:51PM

Great news! The Seaton Tram is open again running from Seaton to Colyton after repairing the tracks that were washed away in the Valentine's day storm in record breaking time! It was hoped that the tram would be back in business for Easter but it has now re-opened fully on March 29th!

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