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The Story of Bishopsteignton

Our aim is to tell the “Story of Bishopsteignton”, its history, geology and geography, its people, businesses, homes and gardens through a mixture of digital and physical artefacts, events and information. To this end we will consider the village itself as the “museum” with the Heritage Centre at its heart.

Bishopsteignton Heritage provides a unique facility which interprets the story of the Bishopsteignton area through its heritage and enables the local community and others to become involved in enjoyable learning opportunities by sharing experiences, including digital and physical artefacts, events and information.

You are most welcome to visit and view the archive at the Community Centre between 10am and 2pm Tuesdays and Fridays or by appointment.

Become a researcher

The content on this website is entirely produced by volunteer researchers who have investigated the aspects of Bishopsteignton life, past and present, that most interests them.

We are always keen to hear from anyone who would like to join our happy band of researchers. Through collaboration many people have discovered information about their homes, families and environment which constantly engenders more exciting knowledge and new avenues of enquiry.

If you would like to be part of this fascinating project, please do get in touch. Come to one of our regular meetings or click here.

People

Alice Major wedding to James French 1908

People living in, who have lived in or are connected to Bishopsteignton

Recent posts
Harold Biffen
Posted Thursday November 21, 2019
Richard George Patrick Bernard Dyer
Posted Thursday November 21, 2019
George Valentine
Posted Thursday November 21, 2019

Events

Events and happenings past and present in and around Bishopsteignton

Recent posts
Harold Biffen
Posted Thursday November 21, 2019
Richard George Patrick Bernard Dyer
Posted Thursday November 21, 2019
George Valentine
Posted Thursday November 21, 2019

Environment

Steam train on riverside line
Steam train on riverside line

Flora, fauna, geology, geography and archeology of Bishopsteignton.

Recent posts
Rails Through Bishopsteignton
Posted Tuesday May 21, 2019
Butterflies
Posted Tuesday November 27, 2018
Orchards
Posted Monday November 19, 2018

Places

Facts, figures and history of places found in and around Bishopsteignton Parish.

Recent posts
Coombe Cottage, Colway Cross
Posted Monday October 14, 2019
St. John’s House
Posted Monday July 29, 2019

News

The Story So Far November 2019

Posted Tuesday November 5, 2019

On October 9th we hosted the Molly Coombe Memorial Lecture at St. Johns. It was well attended and there was an enthusiastic response from the audience. We had a few sound problems, which we shall have to address before the next talk, but on the whole it was well received. Most of the month has …

 

The Story so Far October2019

Posted Monday October 14, 2019

Attendance at our Molly Coombe Memorial Lecture on October 9th was very good, thanks to all who came and we hope you were entertained and enlightened. We are now gearing up for our Open Day here at BH, on October 26th at the Community Centre, from 2pm until 4pm. We would like as many people …

 

V.E. DAY PREPARATIONS

Posted Friday September 27, 2019
VE Day programme 1995

In order to start preparing for our village VE Day Celebrations next year BH would like to invite you to an Open Day at the Community Centre on Saturday October 26th, from 2pm to 4pm. Join us for a cup of tea, look at our new HUB and chat about what we are doing there. …