Club excursion captures “essence” of Teignmouth

The second of the summer programme of Club excursions took members to the historic seaside town of Teignmouth.
16/06/2021
From left to right: Brian Sherlow, Bill Nicholls, John Marchbank, Jane Baker, Bob Normand, Steve Jupp, Michael Ginsberg, Ian Hosker, Keith Machin, Mike Hawkridge. Photo Sue Marchbank
From left to right: Brian Sherlow, Bill Nicholls, John Marchbank, Jane Baker, Bob Normand, Steve Jupp, Michael Ginsberg, Ian Hosker, Keith Machin, Mike Hawkridge. Photo Sue Marchbank
 
The second of the summer programme of Club excursions took members to the historic seaside town of Teignmouth.

Event organiser Ian Hosker LRPS has a particular interest in the town having undertaken considerable research on the history of the place for his own personal project “Teignmouth a fashionable watering place” which resulted in an audio visual recording (AV) and, if you have not already done so, it is well worth watching. It can be found here LINK

Members of the group were set a challenge to submit 12 of their favourite images from the day which best reflected “the essence of Teignmouth through their eyes” and those images will be collated by Ian and shown to the Club as an AV.

Ian was able to relay to the group a great deal of interesting historical information, which always helps to bring places alive. For example, the description of how Teignmouth was heavily bombed in WWll because of its strategic importance for manufacturing motor torpedo boats and how it was consequently one of the more heavily defended river estuary towns, from the air, on the south coast.

The group was joined by a friend of Ian, Bob Normand, a resident of Teignmouth retired lecturer and long time member of the Dawlish and Teignmouth Camera Club (D&TCC) with a particular interest in wildlife photography. Bob added another font of fascinating local information and the group benefitted greatly from the warm and friendly welcome to the town he gave us. The Club is indebted to him and it is hoped that we will find more activities to share with D&TCC

For those who have not explored the town, it is to be highly recommend and much can be found by scratching the surface to discover more about this genuinely diverse and interesting place.

The next excursion for the Club is to Bristol on the 24th June 21.

Michael Ginsberg LRPS