Friend of hooelake.org Kate Humble has had a fairly frantic start to the year with two – almost back-to-back filming trips in Australia and lots of tearing up and down to Scotland for Lambing Live in between. Kate, who is familiar with the area, kindly took the time out to offer a few words and comments …
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Fond memories of Hooe Lake and Radford by Alison Hanson… My great grandad, Caleb Samuel Carder (1875 – 1971) had an allotment on the hillside above Radford Quarry in Lower Saltram, on the left as you began downhill on the pot-holed gravel path just before what is now Kingfisher Quay. On the opposite side of […]
The remains of hulks, or abandoned watercraft, located along the river edge and the intertidal zone are an important component of our maritime past. Often they represent the only remains of types of boats that are no longer afloat or very rare. In this article we look at those at the eastern end of the Lake
My great, great grandfather Frederick John Moore established a quarrying firm in Plymouth during the early part of the last century (F J Moore). During the late 1950’s my grandfather also Frederick Moore sold the family firm to English China Clays (ECC). One of the many quarries that they operated in the Plymouth area was […]
Notice for PLANNING IN HOOE QUARRY 222 houses has now been proposed. Re-development of Hooe Quarry site by erection of 222 new dwellings, provision of new public open space, ancillary access roads, improvements to Barton Road and associated works
Following the sale of the former Turnchapel boatyard in August 2010, a planning proposal to develop the site with 6 houses has been applied for. The site is located to the north west of Turnchapel Village. Full details on the planning application can be found here http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/planningdoc-2?appno=11-00656-CAC
Radford Duck Ponds welcomed 6 new cygnets that hatched sometime between Friday night and Saturday the 7th of May 2011. They are pictured here newly hatched and then at approximately 6 weeks old. The name ‘mute’ derives from it being less vocal than other swan species. It is recognisable by its pronounced knob […]
The Kingfisher Quay Members AGM Meeting will be held on Saturday 23rd July @12 noon, at Plymouth Yacht club
I have been watching this nuthatch site at the Radford Dip Reserve for around three years this is the closest I have come so far in trying to record a good image or two of their habits. After going inside to feed the chicks the parents will bring the food waste out and dispose of […]
Swans sleep both on land and on the water, usually they tuck their head back under one wing. It’s unusual to see them with their eyes closed (as pictured here). Swans sleep whenever they can, and for how long they are able to without being disturbed… in this instance by a photographer!
These are the memoirs of Colin Stephenson and his sister Sheila Coaker who were brought up living in Radford Castle. Colin was seventy seven when he wrote these words, he has now sadly passed on.
My earliest memories of Radford Castle are taken from the time when my parents moved in as Tenants and Gatekeeper in 1931 when I was about eighteen months ‘ old, along with my ten year old half- sister Edna and half-brother Roy aged twelve. Their mother had died at the age of thirty two and my father was a widower when he married my mother.