Media Library Upload Guide

This guide sets out instructions for uploading digitised/digital archive material as images or PDFs to the BH website’s Media Library. By uploading our digital collections to the website, we can make them accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world!

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Transcription Guide

These are the conventions which must be used to ensure that a transcription is as useful as possible in digital form while remaining true and accurate to the original manuscript. You can also use the conventions and tips in this guide when cataloguing archive material in the Item Catalogue form. However, the rules which need not apply in Item Catalogue fields will be indicated thus: [not for catalogue]; further explanation is indicated by an asterisk: [not for catalogue*].

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Cataloguing Guide

This guide describes the importance of the cataloguing process as a vital step in our Digitisation project which aims to make as much archive material accessible online as possible. Below is detailed guidance on how best to fill in the Item Catalogue form including tips on making sure we record all the information we need and conventions for standardising the way we communicate that information. This all goes towards making our online catalogue search tool as user-friendly as possible!

If you want to know more about our Digitisation project or the ODIN Database project, have a look at the Current and Planned Research Projects page.

This guide also provides some introductory guidance for the physical storage of archive material as part of cataloguing. This guide does not cover any other aspect of collections management, digitisation or website content management.

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Grace Coombe née Loud

Born 14th April 1898, Grace Winiefred Coombe née Loud was wife to Philip Coombe and mother to Molly Coombe. Grace married Philip in 1925 and lived at ‘Locarno’ for many years, probably until her death in 1983.

Photograph of Philip Coombe and Grace Coombe née Loud, 1969, inscribed in ink on reverse.
Photograph of Philip Coombe and Grace Coombe née Loud, 1969, inscribed in ink on reverse.

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Digitisation Project

Digitisation at the Hub

The Bishopsteignton Heritage Team have begun the exciting digitisation phase of the ongoing database project. While the Heritage Hub has been closed, our Archivist has been preparing our newly acquired specialist equipment to be ready for use. We will be creating quality digital versions of archive material held at the Hub and as supplied by the Bishopsteignton community that can be put to many good uses such as enhancing the incredible stories being revealed and recorded on our website. Over the winter, we will be creating some ‘How To’ digitisation guides as well as instruction videos to help train our volunteers to be a part of this worthwhile and fascinating activity.

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Philip Coombe

Born 25th September 1891 in Bishopsteignton, Philip Coombe is remembered for his brave service during the First World War as well as his local accomplishments as a builder. Though some thought him a ‘hard man’, the Coombe family archives shows Philip to have been a lover of poetry, animals and his family.

Photograph of Philip Coombe and Grace Coombe née Loud, 1969, inscribed in ink on reverse.
Photograph of Philip Coombe and Grace Coombe née Loud, June 1969.

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The Coombe Family

Molly Coombe (1929-2007) was the only child of Philip (1891-1970) and Grace Coombe née Loud (1898-1983). The Coombe family have left an incredible mark on the village of Bishopsteignton. From memories of Molly as a home-owner and landlady to streets of houses built by Philip, the Coombes remain a part of many households in the village.

Here, the compilation and presentation of information about this family is dedicated to the memory of Molly Coombe who’s legacy has been put to fine use in developing the Bishopsteignton Heritage Project for the benefit of the whole community. In these articles I hope that the long-silent voices of Molly, her parents and relations, can again be heard telling stories of life in Bishopsteignton and sharing the humble and steadfast love for this village which emanates from every record in the family archive.

A wedding favour note from the marriage of Philip and Grace Coombe on March 10th, 1925.
A wedding favour note from the marriage of Philip and Grace Coombe on March 10th, 1925.

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Day Seventy-Two

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

At the start of week eleven: last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the seventy-second day of lockdown. Logged in visitors can post their comments below.

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Day Seventy-One

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

At the beginning of week eleven: last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the seventy-first day of lockdown. Logged in visitors can post their comments below.

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