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Many thanks to all of you that sent messages with your kind comments regarding the newsletter and web site (below). Richard Boyles,

Please send your comments/suggestions to paul@galmptontorbay.org.uk

or use the form on the contact page

24th-Jan-2009 Email:

Dear Sir,

 

 I was hunting my family history on-line and spotted an comment from a John Hall "living in Australia".

 

My family of HALL's indeed came from the surrounding area, most of them turning up their collective toes in Galmpton.  I was REALLY close to their the two weeks ago (in Brixham) and have only now learnt of the family connections which were in walking distance all the time. Is there a churchyard with gravestones?

 

Is there any one researching the HALL's of this area that you can point me to?   I know that William & Elizabeth HALL where in the area in the 1870's - a small flock of them!  He was a farmer and stone merchant. Yes, a good deal appear to have scattered across the world in the late 1890's from Galmpton.

Children of this marriage include the following:

 

Grace

John Arthur (my GG-grandfather)

Emmanuel

Mary

William

 

With hope that you might be able to help point me in the direction

 

Australia resident: Quentin Hall

Email contact: quentin@highway1.com.au

Phone Mon-Fri  0900—1730 Hours (excluding Public Holidays)  on   0400 00 9787

6th-Jan-2009 Email:

Hi,i have recently discovered that i had ancestors who lived at 4 Langdon Lane,Galmpton,surname,Beullens. Is there any way i can discover anything about them,or could you point me in some direction or to a person who may be able to help me,many many thanks Karen

Email contact: Emailukkaren07@aol.com

25th-Feb-2007 Email:

Hi Paul, i would still love to hear what is going on in Galmpton< did you
know there is another Galmpton just not far from Dartmouth down in that area
I was looking on the Geograph British Isles Site and saw it it is amazing
what you find out about place that where so near to where you lived and yet
never heard of. thanks for all the news Paul i love hearing about what is
going on over there. I have been in touch with Mr Ruffe a tone time and he
sent me some little bits of news But I would love to get hold of some old
pictures of our days at the School around 1946 to 1949 Approx;when we moved
to Australia we lost most of our pictures of School days maybe some one
might just have some of the old photo's  Albert Davies Brisbane.
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8th-May-2006 Email:

Hello webmaster,

 With my Ordnance Survey Landranger map in hand, I was able to tour your village.  Thank you for taking the time to post the pictures.  We will be traveling to England next spring and are beginning to decide our itinerary.  We would like to stay near Greenway as we are Agatha Christie fans.  Again, thank you for the picture view.  As they say, they are worth a thousand words.

Janet

Oregon, USA

Email to GRA regarding NEW HILLRISE PLANNING APPLICATION from resident in Dart View Road: we would just like to comment on the lack of support from the residence  association regarding this development in Galmpton, it seems that all everyone is interested in is this 20mph speed zone, great idea but I feel that the re-development should also play a major role in getting support from the association of this village, for 9 years now that we have lived here it seems to me that when something like this is not as important as the 20mph zone, which to be fair even if it was put in force whos going to police the speed zone, the youngsters round here don't even adear to the 30mph at present, the news letter that went out should have included the fact that a new application has been submitted with new plans for the site and that the plans are wrong in relation to the schedual that is also submitted with the plans but not a mention of this new application was made, if it was not for us owning our home which is causing problems, in that RHT can not detach the property from us without consent from us, then this development would be a major issue for this village, we brought this property to stop the development in the 1st place, and in the last 2years that this has been in the pipeline not one mention about these properties has been mentioned or any complaints from the association regarding the state of the properties, at present the gardens of nearly all these houses is overgrown or has large amounts of rubbish piling up, why can't the association get onto rht about this mess, as this is a eyesore for the village, come into dartview rd and the fronts of garden hedges and gardens look a mess, this is not what it looked like 9years ago when we moved in, its a shame as this is one of the things that appealed to us (coming from London) the association needs to stop moaning about the trival issues and take a look at the bigger issues that are being presented in front of them, after all we are in a conservation area, but it doesn't seem like it to me, I've seen better conservation areas than our village. Galmpton Resident

Reply from Galmpton Residents' Association

Dear owners.

 

In response to your e-mail concerning the Dartview/Hillrise development, I am sorry that you are unhappy with the support of The Residents Association committee.

 

As I explained at the meeting held for concerned residents at The Manor Inn as a Residents Association we must adhere to the constitution and be careful not take sides in planning disputes. Hence we wrote to Torbay Council pointing out that the proposals at the time created some buildings which were not in keeping with the area, and an increase in residencies which would have an implication on traffic in the Village. We also pointed out that a more sympathetic development would be welcomed because of the current state of the empty houses and gardens.

 

Regarding your point about the newsletter not mentioning a change to the application. Please understand that the committee is a small group of volunteers. It takes time to write the newsletter, get it photocopied and then distribute it. It  is not possible to update news after the printing deadline.

 

Finally I am dismayed that you feel that we are “moaning about trivial issues”. The 20mph petition received amazing support and came about particularly because local residents and their children are unable to safely walk to the schools.

GRA Committee

Dear Paul,

We had a skatepark committee meeting last night and were joined by two young men who had gained information about the skatepark from your website, and were impressed by ease of access and informative content. So many thanks for your efforts; they are noticed and appreciated!

Many thanks for maintaining the web page for us. Most helpful,

All the best,

Helen! 

Feedback form:       9.4.2005

Following receipt of last newsletter I wrote to Mr C Widdicombe @ Roebuck House requesting a complaints form as suggested. He replied (without sending a form) that Torbay council were in no way involved @ complaints should be directed to the CIA. How do I support the objection to further Helicopter flights? We have enough disturbance anyway from MOD aircraft - probably thanks to BRNC.

Resident

Email:

Thanks for all your efforts. The web site is great

My wife used to be heavily involved in the GRA so it is great to see it continuing even though you probably lack support at times.

Thanks again

David Edey

Email:
It is great receiving your newsletters all the time. My Dad really appreciates them as he attended Galmpton Primary school all those years ago.
We look forward to your newsletters and keeping up with the village news - even though we live in Australia now....Ruth Davies

Contact form: I think this newsletter is fantastic and it is great to be able to keep up with all the news -even from the other side of the world.
I would love to be the correspondence secretary but it is a little hard from Australia.
If there is anything I can do from here to help please let me know. I would love to be involved. I love village life and so does my Dad.
I only lived in the UK for sixteen months but would love to have stayed longer. One day I may get back.
Until then please keep the news coming.
Ruth Davies  11/1/05

to whom it may concern
 
Just like to thank you for your website with the pictures of Galmpton area and surrounds as this is where I grew up and it means alot to me. I often look up sites connected to or to do with Galmpton, as I went to School at Galmpton Primary School Mid to late forty's I'm 66 now and live in Queensland Australia, I took my eldest daughter with me to see the village this year, I love the area around the dart I lived at the Waddeton boat house and used to walk to school along the beach when the tide was low enough and we swam in the river near the boathouse one day we got caught by the tide and the sand dredge sent a row boat to pick us up off the rock where we were stuck we got to school late by five minutes and my eldest sister got the cane from Mrs Griffiths the head mistress.

Albert george davies c/o Ruth Davies 

Hello there
 
My name is Warwick Turpin.
 
I have been living in Sydney, Australia for the past 20 years.
 
We used to live at x Langdon Lane (Hunters Hill). Do you know if the xxxxxx xxxxxx still live there?
 
I just had a look through the photo gallery that you have put on the web;i really enjoyed it and particularly liked the shot of the old post office at the bottom of the Langdon Lane.
 
What the gallery did make me realise is that i discovered so little about the local area. It really is beautiful. I may have visited Galmpton creek once??? We lived in the area for 12 years and in Hunters Hill for 8 or so years i think.
 
We had a wonderful life there and i hold so many fond memories. I can't imagine that my childhood could have been any better, in fact.
 
My sister Jane and brother Max, mother Margaret and father Don lived there and the kids attended Churston GC. I went to White Rock and Jane and Max went to Galmpton primary (Mr Haywood?).
 
We were all keen golfers and members of Churston GC for many years.
 

Anyhow i wanted to thank you for putting the gallery on the web

   

Regards, Warwick Turpin

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brilliant website dad!           Claire

Paul,

 

A very good site!

 

If you want a contact for the Gooseberry Pie Fair, then please feel free to use my name - I'm the Chairman.  Next year it'll be on July 4th and will be the 10th anniversary of this version of it.

 

Martin Ridge

01803 844927

martin.ridge@virgin.net

Dear Paul

 

Your note re the bus shelter reminded me that I hadn't commented on the website. I did talk to Garry about it, I think it's great. Well done, and thank you from a Galmpton resident.

 

Peter Royale

Thanks for changing descriptions under photos Nos 48 and 49. They however are still incorrect in the picture index. (NOW CORRECTED)

 

This is a very useful site, I hope it expands well in time

 

Geoffrey Worden

Hi Paul,

 

For the time being I have put a link to your Galmpton site into useful links on the Dittisham site. I'm sure I can add it elsewhere when I have more time to develop the site further.

 

 It might be worth you also trying to get a reciprocal link onto the Dart Harbour Navigation Authority site.

 

Your site looks very good, with lots of pictures, something I need to get more of onto the Dittisham site. I don't live in the area anymore so finding the time is not always easy. I did grow up in Dittisham and still call it home.

 

Regards,

Trevor. 

www.dittisham.org.uk

Thank you Paul.  I have just gone into the web site. Very attractive.  I do not have much time this morning to delve in but did read a little. The place name is quite interesting, isn't it?

 

Past Chairwoman

Joan Mazumdar

Dear Paul,

 

Congratulations on the excellent, attractive design and informative content of the Galmpton village website, as well as special thanks for your coverage of the Galmpton Youth Project. Funds raised have now reached well over £ 700, thanks, in particular to people like yourself who have generously contributed. Your kind gift from the car boot sale was much appreciated by all. We have now measured out the area for the skatepark and have made various application for grants to help raise the funds needed.
I like the wildlife section of the Galmpton village website. Birdlife in Galmpton is rich and varied. We have had broods of Great tits, wrens and whitethroats reared in our garden this summer amongst others, and last week, a sparrowhawk came and perched in our apple tree for quite a while!
I will certainly pass on any further ideas and suggestions that occur to me.

All the best for now,

Helen

Hi Paul

Looks very good, please do put a direct link to the school and we will return
the favour...just bear with us as you can probably detect we are in a
transitional stage with our site.

Great to read all about Galmpton, we lived in Stoke Gabriel Road for 2 years
and loved it (had to move to Preston to afford a bigger house). Both our boys
were born in the house in Galmpton and we hope to return to live one day


John.Maloney

Brilliant community website.  I want to live there!

Hilary

Marlow
Bucks

 NOTICED ON YOUR WEB SITE THAT YOU STATED THE HALL WAS USED AS A SCHOOL ROOM IN THE WAR I STARTED SCHOOL IN 1957 AND I WENT TO THE INSTITUTE AS IT WAS THEN FOR QUITE A FEW MONTHS BEFORE THE FIRST EXTENSION WAS BUILT. TO THE OLD SCHOOL. I LIVED IN OLD ROAD IN ONE OF THE COTTAGES KNOW AS ORCHARD COTTAGES IN THOSE DAYS THE BUNGALOW OPPOSITE WAS NOT THERE IT WAS MY GARDEN AND ALL BEHIND AND TO THE SIDE WAS APPLE TREES. THE BIG BARN WAS JUST THAT A BIG BARN. MANOR FARM WAS A WORKING FARM MILKING ABOUT 30 COWS AND I AS A LAD USED TO HELP BRING THEM IN FROM THE FIELDS. ALSO IN MY CHILDHOOD I HAVE HELPED WITH THE BUTCHERS SHOP WHEN IT HAD A SLAUGHTER HOUSE ATTACHED TO IT AND ABOVE THE BUTCHERS WAS A WOODEN SHED COME SHOP WHICH BURNT DOWN ONE NIGHT. THE BARN CHAPEL WAS A BARN WITH A STORE ROOM FOR THE LOCAL MILK FLOAT TO CHARGE ITS BATTERIES OVERNIGHT I REMEMBER THE MILKO WELL MR. LISAMORE (REG) THE LOCAL GPO WAS AT THE BOTTOM OF LANGDON LANE LAST HOUSE ON LEFT BEFORE JUNCTION GOING TOWARDS THE ROUNDINGS JUST BELOW JOHN BONDS CARPENTRY SHOP AND YARD WHICH I DONT THINK IS THERE ANYMORE. GALMPTON GLADE DID NOT HAPPEN FOR A FEW YEARS. THE HEADMASTER WAS MR. FELLINGHAM AND MY TEACHER WAS MRS. HOPWOOD FOR THE FIRST YEARS OF SCHOOL

ENJOYED WEB SITE A LOT

BRIAN CROCKER    in village from 1952 to 1969

Congratulations on a wonderful initiative. I grew up in Galmpton before settling in Australia. In the 1940's the Hall family were everywhere in the village but only a few left now. Every picture you show prompts a memory or two. But surely the chapel is as interesting as the lime kiln!!!

Am absolutely horrified by proposals to develop the windmill. Anything i can do? John Hall

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