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With stories from medieval Bishops to Nelson’s Admirals, Bishopsteignton’s rich heritage will always inspire ardour in its villagers. To share these stories, we manage and maintain a heritage facility in Bishopsteignton…see more

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Whether you are researching the story of your home in Bishopsteignton, want to learn about local industries or just want to share your memories, we can help you… see more

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Featured articles

 

Huntly Hydro and Health Spa

Part Two 1878-1949 Huntly Hydro and Health Resort. For much of the period 1878 to 1949, Huntly operated as a hotel and health resort. Successive Kelly’s directories list Charles Carpenter as the proprietor of a hydropathic establishment.  Charles Frederick...

Sheila Maureen Robbins, 1932-2021: A Tribute

Sheila Robbins, née Skinner was born in County Cork in Ireland in January 1932, to Sydney Parnell Skinner, a Sergeant in the Royal Engineers and Margery Mary Davey. When Sheila was very young, the family moved back to Bishopsteignton where her father had been born....

Bishopsteignton Football Club – The First 75 Years

It all started in 1920. It is noted in the Bishopsteignton United Programme 1998-99 that Bishopsteignton Football Club was founded prior to the 1920/21 season.  Thus making the club, if not the oldest club in the South Devon League at least one of its senior members....

Bryan Dunford MBE

Bryan Dunford received an MBE, Member of the British Empire, in 1989, as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for his service in the RAF as a helicopter Engineering Authority. Bryan began his career as an RAF Apprentice at Halton in 1957. After initial training...

Molly Coombe

Molly Coombe was born on 18th October 1929 to parents Grace Coombe neé Loud and Philip Coombe. She may have been born at a local hospital but the family lived, and Molly grew up, in a house called 'Locarno' on Berry Hill, Bishopsteignton. As a girl, Molly's favourite...

Scouting during Covid

In 2020 during the first national lockdown (March through to June) the Scouts couldn't meet in person but as a group we decided to meet every fortnight on Fridays for a zoom call. We got up to lots of things like costume evenings, quizzes, cooking and online escape...

Latest articles

 

Bishopsteignton Primary School 50th anniversary

I was pleased to be asked to give a presentation to the schoolchildren during their morning assembly on the 50th anniversary of the official opening, 30th November 2023, and also to a gathering of pupils from the old school, governors and staff later the same morning....

Remembrance 2023

Spotlight featureSocial media trailerSaturday 11th NovemberSunday 12th NovemberAnimals in Conflict - They Also Served Today, whilst we all take time to honour and remember those who gave their lives in two world wars and later conflicts, it’s fitting that we also...

Dave Robbins Part 2: Farms, Pubs and Starsky and Hutch

Secondary education was completed at both Teignmouth Secondary School and Teignmouth Grammar School in 1975, with a place secured at Seale-Hayne Agricultural College. The 'practical' year was spent at 'Shute Farm', Bishopsteignton, although school holidays had allowed...

Edna Atkinson’s Memories of the Bishopsteignton Modern Wives

Edna was born in July 1933. She has lived in Bishopsteignton for over 50 years and has three daughters. Before retiring, Edna was a teacher. Throughout most of her life Edna has been an active member of her local community, as a church goer, and a founding member of...

Dave Robbins Part 1: The Early Years

I was born in Newton Abbot hospital on February 22nd 1958, and whisked back to ‘Bishop’ quick enough to earn the privilege of being called a Bishop boy! Mum was Sheila Robbins, (a consequence being that later in life I was press-ganged into the village pantomimes...

Colin Back: Part 8 – Lasting memories

The village had a very active scout troop and cub pack, 1st Bishopsteignton. Scouty (Fred Pawlett) was a dedicated scout leader and gave all his spare time to ensure the scouting movement succeeded in the village. It had a good following from both the scouts and the...

Our story

 

The story of Bishopsteignton Heritage is rooted in an obsession with local history stretching over 100 years into the past…