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The Eastern Hulks of Hooe Lake, Plymouth

November 8, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More
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

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

November 4, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
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 […]

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

August 18, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
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

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Hooe Lake Hulks, Paintings by Richard Allman

July 25, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Hooe Lake Hulks, Paintings by Richard Allman

Another fine example of how the area of Hooe Lake captivates & inspires! Local artist Richard Allman has been painting the Hooe Lake wrecks for a number of years, and as they  are such a prominent feature we couldn’t help but highlight them here. Richard writes – Over the last 15 years or so I’ve […]

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

July 24, 2011 | By | Reply More
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

July 22, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
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 […]

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Kingfisher Quay Members AGM

June 24, 2011 | By | Reply More
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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Kingfisher Quay Minutes – Friday 3 June 2011

June 24, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Kingfisher Quay Minutes – Friday 3 June 2011

Kingfisher Quay Residents Association Meeting – Friday 3 June 2011

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Nuthatch clearing nest & feeding it’s chicks

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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 […]

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Radford Park Arboretum Walk and Talk

May 2, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Radford Park Arboretum Walk and Talk

Kevin Warley The Radford Park Arboretum Co-ordinator is holding a Walk and Coffee Evening on Tuesday, 10th May, 2011, starting at 6.30pm at the Beckly Centre. Everybody is welcome. Tickets available on the door at £2. Membership subscriptions for the Friends of the Arboretum are now due at £2 per member.

The evening starts with a guided walk around Radford Park Arboretum to show what is currently flowering, new planting, and other points of interest, etc., followed by light refreshments in the Beckly Centre. Mayers Way, Radford Dip, Hooe Road, Plymstock, Plymouth.

The Arboretum was awarded ‘ Winner’ of the Royal Horticultural Society ‘Britain in Bloom’ Community Award for 2008 and 2009.

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