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Turnchapel and Mountbatten Residents Association Minutes – 22nd September 2011

Turnchapel and Mountbatten Residents Association Minutes – 22nd September 2011

Chairman: Mr J.E. Wheeler Attendance: 21 people. Apologies on behalf of the following:   Mr Brian Cooper, Mrs Yvonne Featherstone, Cllr Wendy Foster. Matters Arising Clovelly Boatyard – Chairman confirmed that the application has been withdrawn. Credit given to the efforts of the residents and Cllr leaves, both of whom played a significant part in maintaining […]

November 20, 2011 | By | Reply More
Radford Cottages and The Oldest Man in Oreston!

Radford Cottages and The Oldest Man in Oreston!

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 […]

November 9, 2011 | By | 7 Replies More
The Eastern Hulks of Hooe Lake, Plymouth

The Eastern Hulks of Hooe Lake, Plymouth

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

November 8, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
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    

July 24, 2011 | By | Reply More
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

June 24, 2011 | By | Reply More
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