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Ghosts and Myths of Radford House & Hooe Lake

October 31, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Ghosts and Myths of Radford House & Hooe Lake

GHOSTS AND MYTHS OF RADFORD HOUSE There are several ghosts associated with Radford which considering its age and history is not so surprising. Take the ghost of a monk in full habit who was seen on many occasions to be at the Radford lodge gates but no one ever saw his face! Servants at the […]

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Radford Walk and Talk – Part1

April 27, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Radford Walk and Talk – Part1

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. Part 1. In 1973 Plymouth City Council applied for listed building consent to […]

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Gas leak at Breakwater Quarry

April 22, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More
Gas leak at Breakwater Quarry

Does anyone remember when the Breakwater Quarry (where the Royal Mail is now) was a liquid petrol/gas conversion plant?  There was a pipe link to where the oil tanks were at Turnchapel, and there was an accident circa 1970/80 involving a leak of gas somewhere. Any info would be welcome to aid research about this […]

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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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