Discover more about Piltons 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 Mannings 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 weekends 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.