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Mannings Pit exhibition to open in Pilton

PUBLISHED: 11:23 19 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:23 19 January 2016

Two Trees in a Frosty Field by Christine Lovelock, captured at Mannings Pit, Pilton

Two Trees in a Frosty Field by Christine Lovelock, captured at Mannings Pit, Pilton


If you love Mannings Pit, don’t miss the exhibition this Saturday and Sunday (January 23-24)

People of Pilton gather at Mannings Pit to show their supportPeople of Pilton gather at Mannings Pit to show their support

Discover more about Pilton’s beloved Mannings Pit with an exhibition at the Parish Hall this Saturday and Sunday.

The event from 10am-4pm each day will include images of the beauty spot by local artists and photographers, plus information about Manning’s Pit and its history.

Residents who grew up playing there fear the area could end up being concreted over by housing after it was sold at auction to an unnamed buyer.

There have already been two protest marches calling for it to be left unspoilt and a Friends of Mannings Pit Facebook campaign.

The weekend’s exhibition will include artwork by Christine Lovelock and Tim Saunders, plus a display on the history of Mannings Pit and Pilton butcher and baker Benjamin Manning, whose name it commemorates.

Mannings Pit was bought at auction for £250,000, together with an adjacent field for £310,000.

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