Tag: History

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 | 12 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 | 6 Replies 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 | 10 Replies More

Radford Walk and Talk – Part II

With thanks to Kevin Warley for his Radford ‘Walk and Talk’ of the 5th December 2009. The following notes are provided for the purpose of interest only, as recalled by a member of the group attending the walk. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Radford House: The group walked over to the main site of where Radford […]

March 28, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More