Paignton Heritage Society
Paignton Heritage Society
We care for Paignton's past, present, and future.
Our aims are :
To preserve and open to the public all the heritage buildings in Paignton.
To encourage tourist and trade initiatives that will benefit Paignton.
To support local concern over critical planning applications.
To monitor the policies and plans of government, council, and developers.
Latest - Change of lecture date. The January 24 lecture has been moved to Friday January 25. Same place, same time.
Current programme of events -
December 2018 - February 2019
Dates for your diary
The following events will be at the Gerston Christian Centre, Gerston
Place, Paignton (almost opposite the Post Office). Entrance Members £3
FRIDAY January 25 2019 7.30 pm Note that this is one day later than originally scheduled. The real story of Kirkham House? A presentation by our Chairman David Watts using newly found information.
Thursday February 21st 2019 7.30pm
Rachel Trethewey 'The Pearl of Torquay' (TBC)
Newsletter - January 2019
Change of next meeting date
We have been informed that the Consultants from Birmingham
advising on the future of Oldway will be making a presentation to the Friends
of Oldway AGM on the same night as our next meeting.
Several Society Members have expressed the wish to be able to attend both meetings. As it has not been possible to change the date when the Consultants are available, the sensible answer is for our next meeting to be on the following evening.
The dates now are:
7pm. Thursday 24th January 2019 - Friends of Oldway AGM, Paignton Library
7:30pm Friday 25th January 2019 - our next Society meeting at Gerston Chapel Hall
Following discussion with Torbay Council, our proposal to hold a Heritage Event / Open Day type event at Oldway on the weekend of 6th and 7th April 2019 has been warmly received. We are currently working on the detail for discussion at our next meeting on Friday 25th January. Hence why Society Members have expressed the wish above to be at both meetings.
Christmas at Kirkham - another success
Wow !!! Thank you to everyone who attended the three day event and a special thank you to all the helpers who dedicated time to make the event such a success.
Some of the folk who made it possible
And our congratulations to Mrs C Leach and Pam Milne who were the Competition winners for the best Christmas Table Centre display.
Special thanks also to Kevin Foster MP for donating the House of Commons Speaker bear and to Councillor Barbara Lewis for helping with the Judging.
Are you ready for the Paignton Flatpole Cabbage growing competition ?
If you have green fingers or not, why not have a go at our
forthcoming competition to grow the tallest cabbage know these days as the
Walking Stick cabbage or Palmifolia to give its posh name. Seeds have been obtained and will be started
off in pots for distribution at the end of February 2019.
How tall will yours be ?
To obtain your starter cabbage, give your name and address to our Chairman David Watts as soon as possible on 01803 523434.. The growing season is from Spring until August when the person who achieves the tallest cabbage will win. The usual height achieved is understood to be in the region of 4 to 10 feet . So if you live in a flat, you will need a big window box. It will be up to each competitor to decide how they can encourage their entry to grow !!!!
Do you pay your Society membership subscription by Direct debit ?
Every penny counts and to keep costs down it really does matter how you pay your annual subscription. Sending out reminders is expensive to the Society in paper and postage. So it is helpful if as many Society members as possible can set up a standing order to renew your annual subscription each year. It is very simple to do. All you need to do is inform your bank or building society to pay the renewal each year until you give them further notice. A standing order form can be obtained very easily from our Treasurer Eileen Donovan on 01803 555214. [email protected]
Call for helpers for the Oldway Event and Kirkham House
For the Oldway weekend on 6th and 7th April 2019, we will need as many volunteers as possible to help set-up, marshal, and guide visitors.
Please contact the Chairman David Watts on 01803 523434 to find out more and how you could help.
for your diary
Thursday January 24th 2019 Friends of Oldway AGM at 7pm Paignton Library.
The following events will be at the Gerston Christian Centre, Gerston Place, Paignton (almost opposite the Post Office). Entrance Members £3 non-members £4. Refreshments included.
Friday January 25th 2019 7.30 pm The real story of Kirkham House ?? a presentation by our Chairman David Watts using newly found information.
Thursday February 21st
Rachel Trethewey The Pearl of Torquay? (TBC)
David Watts, Chairman