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Hooe Quarry – F.J. Moore, Lime & Stone Merchant

Hooe Quarry – F.J. Moore, Lime & Stone Merchant

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 […]

November 4, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
NEW Planning Application Submitted for 222 Homes in Hooe Quarry, 11-01250-FUL

NEW Planning Application Submitted for 222 Homes in Hooe Quarry, 11-01250-FUL

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

August 18, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Turnchapel Boatyard Site Application for 6 houses 11-00656-CAC

Turnchapel Boatyard Site Application for 6 houses 11-00656-CAC

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    

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Mute Swans and their six Cygnets on Hooe Lake

Mute Swans and their six Cygnets on Hooe Lake

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 […]

July 22, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Kingfisher Quay Members AGM

Kingfisher Quay Members AGM

The Kingfisher Quay Members AGM Meeting will be held on Saturday 23rd July @12 noon, at Plymouth Yacht club

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Nuthatch clearing nest & feeding it’s chicks

Nuthatch clearing nest & feeding it’s chicks

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 […]

May 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Sleepy Swans on Hooe Lake

Sleepy Swans on Hooe Lake

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!

April 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
The Radford Story – My Childhood Days at Radford by Colin Stephenson

The Radford Story – My Childhood Days at Radford by Colin Stephenson

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.

March 28, 2011 | By | 8 Replies More
Proposal to build 225 houses in Hooe Quarry

Proposal to build 225 houses in Hooe Quarry

Barratt Homes will shortly be applying for planning permission to build approximately 225 houses (original 300) in Hooe Quarry off Barton Road. This development will be situated in Hooe Quarry just across the water from The Old Wharf estate. Each affordable home will have two allocated car parking spaces within each property, plus 10 percent extra parking for visitors. There will be no parking on Barton Road. The land is currently owned by Hooelake Developments.

March 19, 2011 | By | 13 Replies More
Turnchapel, Hooe & Oreston neighbourhood development plan – Deadline 30th March!

Turnchapel, Hooe & Oreston neighbourhood development plan – Deadline 30th March!

It’s time to get involved and have your say regarding a document on the Sustainable Neighbourhood Development Plan for Turnchapel, Hooe and Oreston. This document outlines Plymouth County Councils assesment of the area and plans for development. There is a deadline of the 30th March 2011 to have your say and comments on the proposals for the area. An important part of PCC Local Development Framework (LDF) is making sure that everyone has an opportunity to get involved. Part of the document relates to…

March 16, 2011 | By | 10 Replies More