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Weekly Virtual “Drop In” Sessions

In a bid to be on hand for our researchers and anyone who would like to know more about us, our projects or our village we are running open ‘drop in’ sessions via Zoom between 10 and 11am on Friday mornings.

One of us will be attending from the Hub so we can help with access  to our archive during that time. Groups can split into ‘break out’ rooms so multiple conversations can take place at once – just like our pre lockdown Fridays!

Please join us by clicking below:

Drop in


Current And Upcoming Projects

Bishopsteignton Heritage always has ongoing and planned research projects. Some of these are topics generated by the core creative team at BH, some are suggested by other researchers and volunteers.We rely upon help from volunteers for our projects while in turn seek to provide resources to help further the research of others.

During 2020 we have had little opportunity to bring our volunteers and researchers together to work on new projects due to the pandemic, so we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back on board with some exciting ideas for articles and research projects during 2021. Even if we still have to socially distance for a while, we can hopefully interest you in working remotely. We can organise team meetings on Zoom until we can all meet again and put research groups together coordinated by our creative team.

See Our 2021 Projects

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.


Alice Major wedding to James French 1908

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

Recent posts

Grace Coombe née Loud

Posted Sunday January 3, 2021

Memories : The Dawe Family Film Archive

Posted Wednesday December 23, 2020


Events and happenings past and present in and around Bishopsteignton

Recent posts

Commemorating the WWI Centenary

World War One  
Posted Friday February 5, 2021

The VE-75 Knitted Spitfire

Posted Friday November 27, 2020


Steam train on riverside line

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

Recent posts

Rails Through Bishopsteignton

Air   Rail   Transport  
Posted Tuesday May 21, 2019


Posted Tuesday November 27, 2018


Posted Monday November 19, 2018


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

Recent posts

Twinning – La Roche Maurice

Events   Organisations  
Posted Thursday May 21, 2020


New Projects for a New Year

Posted Friday January 8, 2021
Bishopsteignton Football Team Circa 1921

So here we are in a New Year and a new lockdown! But fear not, boredom will not be a problem! Here at BH we have devised a whole raft of new projects for you to get involved in and keep your mind active. Check out our 2021 projects here; Or maybe you have …


Posted Wednesday December 9, 2020

The great news this month is that we are holding a virtual Xmas social, hosted from the HUB, on Tuesday December 15th at 7pm, on the Zoom platform. We will be telling you about all the exciting new projects we are about to launch for 2021 and how you can get involved. Details of these …


The Spitfire Flies Home

Posted Friday November 27, 2020
Flying high

The great news this month is that the Bishopsteignton Village VE-75 Knitted Spitfire has finally found its forever home, flying high from the ceiling of the HUB at the Community Centre. Along with that we are pleased to publish an article about its creation and background. Read it here; Also keep a lookout for …