Having established contact with Bishopsteignton Heritage in early 2021, Paddy O’Gorman from Dublin, completed his research on the life of his grandfather, Robert Collier. This is his story.
A transcription and sound recording of an interview with Sheila Robbins, one of the originators of the Bishopsteignton Players, where she talks about how the Players started in the 1960s
During the early 1960s the Bishopsteignton Players began performimg plays and pantomimes in the Village Hall. With only a few players to begin with, the group grew in size and popularity over the years and is still thriving in the 21st century. This is the first part of a series of articles that will tell the story of the group’s evolution.
Around the time of the fiftieth anniversary of the Bishopsteignton Children’s Theatre, the founder, Sheila Robbins, nee Skinner, was interviewed by Luke Whitlock, an ex member of the company. This is a recording of that interview with the transcript.
Bishopsteignton Children’s Theatre recently celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary. This article combines the memories of people who participated in the shows and is linked to an interview with Sheila Robbins, a major character in the running of those shows.
So the National Census is upon us again. It only happens every ten years, and March 21st is the date for this year’s forms to be filled in. It occuured to us at BH that there could be a whole generation of young people out there who will never have encountered this before, so we have published an article; https://www.bishopsteigntonheritage.co.uk/events/2021-census/ that helps to explain the purpose and the form of the census. It incorpoates a quiz, and some videos and a fun chance for kids to build their own census. We hope that parents and grandparents will show them the article and get them involved. Take a look and have fun with it this weekend.
Reflections on the first Lockdown in 2020, from pupils at Bishopsteignton Primary School.
2021 is the year that the latest British census will be completed. This article will explain just what the census is and it’s importance to the country, and encourage the younger generation to get involved and understand it.
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; https://www.bishopsteigntonheritage.co.uk/category/research/current-and-planned-research-projects/
Or maybe you have some ideas of your own about subjects you would like to investigate. Please do let us know. We are hoping to announce a regular Zoom slot for you all to come together virtually and talk to us about what you would like to research. To kick everything off we are researching the history of Bishopsteignton Football Club. The Club had its centenary in 2020, so we would love to hear from anyone who played for the club or any photos or stories you know of. Let’s make the most of this lockdown and get investigating! Looking forward to seeing you on Zoom.