The Bishopsteignton Players; How it all Began

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.

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Scouting during Covid

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.

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1st Bishopsteignton Scout uniforms

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.

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Bishopsteignton Football Club – The First 75 Years

Bishopsteignton Football Club celebrated its 100th anniversary on the 15th October 2020.  This is the club’s story highlighting the ‘highs and lows’ throughout the years, those that were involved to make the club successful including managers, players and helpers, players’ successes, a gallery of photos identifying the members, events and artefacts.

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1st Bishopsteignton Scout Jamborees

Many current and past members of 1st Bishopsteignton Scout Group have participated in local, national, and international Jamborees; this article will tell you about the differences between the Scout Jamborees in the past and present and give you an idea about what it’s like to attend one.

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Bishopsteignton Football Club Project

Bishopsteignton Football Team Circa 1921

2020 marked the centenary of the Bishopsteignton Football Club. In order to celebrate this we would like to collect material associated with each decade of their existence. We have material in the archive that is being digitised and identified, but there must be people in the village who have their own collection of memorabilia that we could tap into.

Were you once in the team? Or your father or grandfather? Do you have photos or memories to share? if you are interested in exploring this topic or contributing to the project in some way, please let us know. We are looking for people with enthusiasm for research, storytelling, or photography and digitisation. A variety of skills are needed to put the story together, and make a really interesting article.

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The History of Bishopsteignton Scouting

We are very excited to be helping with this project, which is to be part of a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme undertaken by one of the Explorer Scouts. Many of the artefacts and photographs of scouting memorabilia that had once been in the Bishopsteignton Museum are now in the possession of the Scout group, and we shall be assisting with the project in terms of training in researching, archiving, interviewing, scanning, and uploading onto the Bishopsteignton Heritage website.

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