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Radford Arboretum a Short Guide

January 5, 2010 | By | Reply More
Radford Arboretum a Short Guide

Situated in what was the North Park of Radford House, Plymstock, home to the Harris family from Tudor times and later to their Bulleel successors, is one of Plymouth’s most beautiful parks where a fine Arboretum has been established. Due to the collapse of  the Harris Bank the house was sold in 1917 and sadly […]

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Oreston Fire Station?

January 4, 2010 | By | Reply More
Oreston Fire Station?

Would anybody have any information on Oreston Fire Station?  Kevin Wharley has come across some historical items about the area which lead to further research being needed.  One item that he has found out is that in 1924 a fire engine station was established in Oreston.  We would like to know where it was and […]

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Historic Multimedia tour of Radford & Hooe Lake

December 8, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Historic Multimedia tour of Radford & Hooe Lake

On a fairly wet December day, Kevin Warley local historian and arboretum co-ordinator held an historic tour and walk of the Radford & Hooe Lake area.  We recorded some of the talk and discussions to give those that missed it a flavour of what we all discovered during this highly informative and truly historic walk. […]

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Vanished glories of Radford House

December 1, 2009 | By | 7 Replies More
Vanished glories of Radford House

The following is the text from 55 year old news article from the Western Morning News December 3rd 1954… A tablet to mark the site of Radford House, one-time home of the great Devon family of Harris was unveiled at Plymstock yesterday afternoon. Radford, or Redford, so called, it is said, from the colour of […]

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Radford Historical Walk

December 1, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More
Radford Historical Walk

Radford Historical Walk Saturday, 5th December at 13.00 Meet at the Beckly centre.  Unfortunately refreshments will not be available at the Beckley Centre on this occasion as they have a prior function. Kevin Warley – local historian and arboretum co-ordinator has kindly offered to hold a historic tour and walk of Radford Park   I […]

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Frosty Radford Park & Hooe Lake in Spring

November 23, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Frosty Radford Park & Hooe Lake in Spring

We think these photos was taken around end Mar / April 2005.  As you can see it is before Kingfisher Quay was built.

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Heron fishing on Hooe Lake

November 16, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Heron fishing on Hooe Lake

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Planning Officers Report & Conclusions for Bostons Development

November 13, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Planning Officers Report & Conclusions for Bostons Development

The following is PCC officers report regarding the planning application 09/01060/OUT it discusses & raises reasons for and against the proposal but ultimately recommends refusal. It gives a good insight in to the proposal and covers some interesting points. AGENDA & OFFICERS REPORT Site Description The application site is a`C’ shaped piece of land approximately […]

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Radford and Hooe Lake Preservation Association Dissolves

November 13, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Radford and Hooe Lake Preservation Association Dissolves

Due to the problems in administration and the lack of a fully functioning committee, the Radford and Hooe Lake Preservation Association was regrettably dissolved by majority vote at the EGM on the 12th Nov 2009. More details will be published shortly. This website will aim to continue the good work carried out by RAHLPA and serve […]

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EGM Agenda 12th November 2009

November 10, 2009 | By | Reply More
EGM Agenda 12th November 2009

The Radford and Hooe Preservation Association Extraordinary General Meeting 12th November 2009 7pm St Johns Church Hall Hooe A copy of the previous EGM minutes to be available. Apologies: A word from the Chairman Recognition of contribution by the Committee Recent communications received by the Chairman. Review since last EGM Review of past 18 months Potential for the future Treasurers report Assets Disposal of assets (including cash) Election of Offices OR Dissolution

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