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Happy New Year!

by | Jan 21, 2022 | News

From all of us at BH we hope you enjoyed the festive season and have had a good rest to prepare you for another year of exploring the story of Bishopsteignton!

Bishopsteignton Heritage in partnership with 1st Bishopsteignton Scouts – The Nuttery

Part of the legacy left by Molly Coombe was a small parcel of land on Forder Lane known as The Nuttery. 

Bishopsteignton Heritage Trust has tried over the years to find a local community group that could use the land in a sustainable and productive way, but without much success.

However, under the leadership of Sally Livett, 1st Bishopsteignton Scouts have agreed to use the area for their outdoor activities and a rent-free agreement has now been signed! The trustees and the team at Bishopsteignton Heritage wish the Scouts well in their venture and look forward to hearing all about their activities.

What to expect in 2022

2022 holds the potential to be our best year yet! We will be continuing our exciting digitisation project to get you closer to the archives, wherever you are. The Heritage Hub in the village Community Centre is being decorated in anticipation of re-opening (when its safe and we have enough volunteers to open at regular times). We will also re-styling our website this year so keep your eye on us!

We will also be taking 2022 to prepare events, collaborations and exhibitions for the 50th anniversary of Bishopsteignton Primary School in November 2023. We will be working with the school to tell the story of education in the village from humble 18th century beginnings right up to the present day.

Other exiting opportunities for collecting material and sharing it with you through exhibitions, talks and online are many; from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to the exciting new Bishopsteignton Pantomime group! We will also benefit from the new availability of the 1921 census online.

Here’s to another year exploring the story of Bishopsteignton!

Bishopsteignton Community Centre 2021

Congratulate our New Hub Manager

Congratulations to Dawn Rogers for becoming our new Hub Manager! Dawn is in charge of welcoming new volunteers, organising special events and communicating with you our lovely audience! If you want to know about volunteering, helping with events or visiting the Hub, you can email Dawn at [email protected]

Dawn says: “I’m really looking forward to working with everyone on the team, helping to tell the story of Bishopsteignton and bringing the past to life!”

Dawn Rogers our new Hub Manager

Join the Team!

We are recruiting for enthusiastic people who want to help with the project! We would love to hear from anybody who wants to get closer to their heritage, learn new skills and help the community. There is something for everyone to get involved with from historical research and history writing to digitisation and cataloguing and even community engagement and web development!

We Need You

Do you already enjoy scrapbooking or keeping a diary or journal?

Want some work experience or looking to improve your CV?

Enjoy photography and looking for a new project?

We are recruiting for Village Diarist volunteers to record local events (in words and photos) from fetes, lectures, meetings and celebrations to the wonderful things that happen in Bishopsteignton every day from how village walks look in winter to an evening at the pub!

To join the team, email our new Hub Manager, Dawn Rogers at [email protected]

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