A project by Natalia Urry-Mackay for International Women’s Day 2022 on 8th March.
The following tribute is taken from a series of interviews with Sheila Robbins over the past two years.
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.
During the Coronavirus outbreak, 1st Bishopsteignton Scout Group leaders worked incredibly hard to keep the group up and running despite the ever changing rules and guidelines. This article will tell you about the kinds of things our Scout Group got up to during Covid.
An easy way to recognise a scout is by their uniform. Nowadays, the scout uniform is a dark green shirt with a neckerchief and woggle; the current Bishopsteignton neckerchief colour is purple. However, Scout uniforms previously were very different.
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.
Continuation of the story of Bishopsteignton Football Club from the 1990s up to 2020 when they celebrated their 100th anniversary. Our story will include the Club’s ‘highs and lows’, those that helped to make this club successful, a gallery of photos of players and managers, some artefacts.
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.