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Newsletter June 2022

by | Jun 10, 2022 | News

Updates from work in the Heritage Hub, recent events and achievements including the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations!

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

While the whole village came together over the 4-day weekend to celebrate this once-in-a-generation anniversary, we had an open day at the Hub and received lots of lovely visitors! We had plenty for you to come and see from collection items from the old Museum to the wonderful Jubilee Timeline created by pupils at Bishopsteignton Primary School. The timeline looked so brilliant and was a very fitting tribute to the Queen for her special Jubilee. We were even able to share histories and collection items like school photos digitally on our website.

If you missed out and were not able to come to our Open Day on 3rd, the Hub will be open for visitors each Saturday in June from 10am to 12pm: 11th, 18th and 25th. So come along and enjoy the display!

Some of the amazing volunteers who helped create the iconic 4′ Union Flag fruit cake for the Old Commercial’s Jubilee Tea!

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

While the whole village came together over the 4-day weekend to celebrate this once-in-a-generation anniversary, we had an open day at the Hub and received lots of lovely visitors! We had plenty for you to come and see from collection items from the old Museum to the wonderful Jubilee Timeline created by pupils at Bishopsteignton Primary School. The timeline looked so brilliant and was a very fitting tribute to the Queen for her special Jubilee. We were even able to share histories and collection items like school photos digitally on our website.

If you missed out and were not able to come to our Open Day on 3rd, the Hub will be open for visitors each Saturday in June: 11th, 18th and 25th. So come along and enjoy the display!

Some of the amazing volunteers who helped create the iconic 4′ Union Flag fruit cake for the Old Commercial’s Jubilee Tea!

Vitally, we are recording the Jubilee celebrations in an article compiling photos, videos, stories and memories so take a look at the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee page. However, we need your help! We have lots of nice pictures of our own event, the Hub open day, but would love to see any photos, videos or even flyers and tickets you created or acquired during the Jubilee. These can be preserved as part of the Bishopsteignton Archive and shared with the whole community, and the world, via the Jubilee page and our online catalogue!

Sir Andrew Ridgway with HRM Princess Anne

We also recently published the first in a series of articles celebrating some of the decorated residents of Bishopsteignton. These articles record the memories and stories of such individuals as Sir Andrew Ridgway, Fran Edwards and John Wotton and their recollections of meeting members of the royal family! Take a look at the first article here: Sir Andrew Ridgway, and keep up to date with next additions to the series here: Decorated Villagers.

Sir Andrew Ridgway with HRM Princess Anne

We also recently published the first in a series of articles celebrating some of the decorated residents of Bishopsteignton. These articles record the memories and stories of such individuals as Sir Andrew Ridgway, Fran Edwards and John Wotton and their recollections of meeting members of the royal family! Take a look at the first article here: Sir Andrew Ridgway, and keep up to date with next additions to the series here: Decorated Villagers.

Celebrating Bishopsteignton Women

In March one of our amazing volunteers, Natalia, created her own research initiative to tell the stories of women in Bishopsteignton’s history. We started by researching this selection of notable ladies about whom we were able to find out some amazing things!

 

Sheila Robbins

Molly Coombe

Mary Overill

Lillian Green

Dot Perkins

Sybil Atkinson

Dr Rosaleen Cooper

Lilian Benson

Photograph of Sheila Robbins and Jim Quantick front

Celebrating Bishopsteignton Women

 In March one of our amazing volunteers, Natalia, created her own research initiative to tell the stories of women in Bishopsteignton’s history. We started by researching this selection of notable ladies about whom we were able to find out some amazing things!

 

Sheila Robbins

Molly Coombe

Mary Overill

Lillian Green

Dot Perkins

Sybil Atkinson

Dr Rosaleen Cooper

Lilian Benson

Photograph of Sheila Robbins and Jim Quantick front
Photograph of Sybil Atkinson as Lady Godiva for Bishopsteignton Carnival 1983

To continue this fascinating line of research and create some further material to share with you (posters, exhibitions, maybe even interviews!) we have been on the look out for some more stories to tell. Having asked you, our followers and subscribers for your nominations, we currently have 6 individuals we would love to know more about:

 

Fran Edwards

Betty Aplin

Joan Rooke

Jean Knapman

Marilyn Bannon

Janet Pepperell

 

We would love to be able to research 8 more women’s stories to tell through our website and other means so if you know of a Bishopsteignton women’s name who should be on the list, get in touch! Whether they have lived or worked in the village, are no longer with us or still achieving amazing things, we want to hear about them!

To continue this fascinating line of research and create some further material to share with you (posters, exhibitions, maybe even interviews!) we have been on the look out for some more stories to tell. Having asked you, our followers and subscribers for your nominations, we currently have 6 individuals we would love to know more about:

 

Fran Edwards

Betty Aplin

Joan Rooke

Jean Knapman

Marilyn Bannon

Janet Pepperell

 

We would love to be able to research 8 more women’s stories to tell through our website and other means so if you know of a Bishopsteignton women’s name who should be on the list, get in touch! Whether they have lived or worked in the village, are no longer with us or still achieving amazing things, we want to hear about them!

Photograph of Sybil Atkinson as Lady Godiva for Bishopsteignton Carnival 1983

You may have noticed some improvements on our website. We are very pleased to announce we have had a good spruce-up and hope you like the new look!

Join the team

We are very pleased to have brought on a few new volunteers this year. We are delighted to have welcomed a student from the University of Plymouth MA Archival Practice who is regularly helping us catalogue our amazing archive collections, currently working on some brilliant newspaper scrapbooks! You will also have read about Natalia, who has been working on telling the hidden stories of women in Bishopsteignton’s history. We also gained a new volunteer through our Hub open day last week who will be helping with cataloguing, digitisation and maybe more!

You can get involved and help us reach more Bishopsteignton people, digitise and catalogue more amazing material, run events and create great web content! Check out Join the Team for more details or email us at [email protected]

Photograph of Bishopsteignton Heritage Team

Join the team

We are very pleased to have brought on a few new volunteers this year. We are delighted to have welcomed a student from the University of Plymouth MA Archival Practice who is regularly helping us catalogue our amazing archive collections, currently working on some brilliant newspaper scrapbooks! You will also have read about Natalia, who has been working on telling the hidden stories of women in Bishopsteignton’s history. We also gained a new volunteer through our Hub open day last week who will be helping with cataloguing, digitisation and maybe more!

Photograph of Bishopsteignton Heritage Team

You can get involved and help us reach more Bishopsteignton people, digitise and catalogue more amazing material, run events and create great web content! Check out Join the Team for more details or email us at [email protected]

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