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Emma MacKenzie Visited this week for the first time, in search of my ancestors from Torpoint, Antony, Sheviock and St Germans. They were Clements, Ellis and Bowden Ellis. The Ellis Memorial is to my Great Great Uncle. Trying to locate where Barbados Cottage was - seems to be on Ferry Street but no longer exists sadly. 18/8/20
David Carney-Haworth OBE David Carney-Haworth OBE and Elisabeth Carney-Haworth OBE are delighted that Torpoint Town Council have officially endorsed Operation Encompass, a charity supporting children experiencing domestic abuse. 23/8/19
Trevor Memory I was born in Torpoint 1954 and remember Reynolds tugs and the steam ferries.Fond memories of. Torpoint high school with Mr Hortop as head.Now living in Swindon 10/4/18
Alison.Hinder Does anyone know when the council houses in Hamoaze Road were pulled down and replaced? 7/4/18
Summer Lewis I just commented, but I made an error. They came out of Torpoint in the 1830s, not 1730s. 26/11/17
Summer Lewis Just researching my Bone family ancestors that came out of Torpoint in the 1830s. Seems like a lovely town. 26/11/17
Julia O'Dowd Looking forward to visiting Torpoint soon to retrace the steps of my recent ancestors - the Baulch, Bootyman, Lillicrap and Young families. My great Aunt used to get sick on the ferry each day crossing to school in Devonport. 12/5/17
Peter Leitchman I was born in 1949 at 3 Rowe Street, opposite the Congregational Church. Now living in Saltash. 13/3/17
Michael Gillard My name is Michael Gillard was born 23/01/1937 at Sydney Road. Went to Secondary School. Used to belong to the army cadets which I subsequently ran.Left Torpoint 1966 and now live at Downderry 30/1/17
Maurice Hender Born 1927 31 Fore street.Now the public library.My grandfather Richard Hender and his two sons William and Charles managed the butchers shop in Fore street until the two sons were lost at sea in WW1.My mother Esma and father Leslie lived in Alexandra Road(Now Marine drive)In WW2 we were evacuated to Liskeard for few months during the closing stages of the blitz 1941.I was baptised in St.James church in 1927 and married my wife there in 1951.We now reside in Plymouth and have fond memories of Torpoint with it's steam driven Regal cinema. 4/12/16
Ian Stone Fond memories of visiting my grandparents in Torpoint for my summer holidays.they lived on Marine Drive,just a walk across the road to the waters edge !My grandfather Ernest Stone was a retired Chief Engineer in the Royal Navy.mentioned in dispatches .they lived next to a lovely family called Gulley,I was friends with their son Trevor,who is now. Lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy.i loved Torpoint...going crabbing ,and visiting all the lovely beaches.My great uncle lived on his farm at wiggle farm near Torpoint.Happy Days ! 28/5/15
Andy Leggatt Born in Torpoint in 1948 attended the Infant school and Carbeile junior. Have very fond memories of the Lawn, the Tennis club and close friends Pete and Barry Holman, Paul West, Rob Northcott, Pete Hume,Alan Hunt, Ian Pidgeon, Stuart Eddy and Steve Madge plus several girlfriends all of whom I remember wistfully! 14/11/14
Daire Guiney John Langdon Down 8/11/14
Alison Jones I was born in 1955 into the Furze family from Hamoaze Road. I moved from Torpoint in 1969 and still miss it, still feels like home when I return on visits. My best friends at the time were Maria and Sammy, lost touch now sadly. 15/2/14
Sherry daykin My name is Sherry Daykin ( was Gowar ) Am looking for John or Freda Manning. They were teachers at Torpoint school and they did an amazing amount of work in the Torpoint archives. 11/11/13
michael scott Thank you all at the Torpoint Comrades Club for a great nights entertainment on Saturday 12th. October2013. The club did a wonderful job and I know that I and my wife,our children and families,really enjoyed the whole evening. It was my lifes dream to reach 70 and be with all my family in the town I was born in on 12oct1943. May I say a big thank you to all the lovely people who regularly visit the Comrades Club on the music nights and make my visits so memorable. michael scott. 21/10/13
Tony Hills Having moved to this lovely part of the country in 1988 with my partner, who was born and lived in Torpoint most of her life, I became a bus driver based in Torpoint and moved up to management, I'm a servicing Special Police office, with 16 years under my belt in Torpoint, I feel Torpoint has excepted me as part of their lovely community and hope I will spend the rest of my days here.... 9/10/13
amazing seo service dqMPFK Thanks-a-mundo for the blog article.Really thank you! 8/8/13
michael scott Well it's lovely of Torpoint to be on the web. I'm very proud to have been born at 4 Cambridge Terrace,on October 12th. in 1943. It's sad that the row of houses that I was born in was chosen to be renamed as I feel part of my birthright was taken away for some silly convenience! Well I hope to be in the Comrades Club on my birthday,God willing,on October 12th. 2013. My mums maiden family name was Pidgen and I am very proud to be a Scott and a Pidgen by both birth and nature. Life rushes by,for us all,and some of us are Cornish,a thing to cherish. Good luck to Torpoint,now and in the changing future. 7/4/13
Brian Hobbs The soft opening of Rendel Park was at 2-30 this afternoon. This is a wonderfull place to enjoy a peaceful time and a picnic. Torpoint has waited some years for this park to reopen. please enjoy. regards Brian Hobbs Cornwall Councillor Torpoint East 8/3/13
Ian Cook Still enjoy keeping in touch with news from my home town all the way from here in Texas. My parents and other family have been residents for years. Keep up the good work with the website and the information it provides. Thank you. 20/1/13
Judy Mackenzie, previously Judy Allsop I was the Deputy Mayor 1997 - 8 and I would love to be able to prove this to my children. I did contact the Town Clerk, but did not get a response, so if anyone else is able to find some old cuttings or photos, I would be extremely grateful. I am on Facebook, or at 19/7/12
Cllr Eddie Andrews, Town Mayor 2010-2012 The revised website is a brilliant facility for people to exchange opinions, relate memories etc; please encourage your friends and family to post their thoughts. 5/5/12
Stephen Richards Originally from NE UK I moved to the area 10 years ago. I am an author of true-life travel adventure books and my book 'Wild Summer' mentions Torpoint and (will be/has been) officially launched at Torpoint Library 23rd April 2012 for UNESCO World Book Day and World Book Night. 17/4/12
Fred verrando or fred joyce I am a cousin of derek daniel was born in st john near torpoint in 1943 the barrett family made up about 50%of the village and the church choir bernard benskin was the vicar very popular he was what a marvellous place it was and still is My dad worked at hms raleigh my grandad was a shoe maker and exregular soldier stationed at tregantle army camp until 1918. 1/4/12
Derek Daniel Formerly of St John I left Maker Rd, Torpoint in 1973 and now live in Auckland NZ for the past 38 Years. Last year had my first trip back to Torpoint staying at Roselare Ave and enjoyed it immensely meeting family and acquaintances. Found Torpoint has expanded a bit and enjoyed a few Cornish Pasties. Hopefully a return visit well before the next 38 years in the meantime will be keeping an eye on you. 17/12/11
Alex Litchfield Ref. letter from M.Deroo:While I was mayor of Torpoint 1991-92 I was contacted by a Mr Roeslare who was quite irritated by an assertion that an alternative crossing of the Tamar had never been seriously considered. He said that he had submitted plans for a crossing from Thankes area to North Corner in the 1920s. He was evidently responsible for the plans for HMS Raleigh which opened in 1939. Could it be that Roeselare Ave. was named in recognition of his efforts? 16/3/11
Dominic Rooke i was born in kansas city i moved to plymouth then torpoint i now haved back to the states ad i really do miss torpoint very much 3/3/11
Francois Deroo I live in Belgium West Flanders in a town called Roeselare. In your city there's avenue called Roeselare Avenue Very strange You have an explanation? 3/3/11
Sandra Pearn (nee Charman) I was born in Torpoint in 1947 and lived there until my marriage in 1971 when I moved to Plymouth. In 1974 we emigrated to Brisbane, Australia. I often check up on Torpoint via Google and hope to visit again one day. 10/1/11
John Gillard I have connections with Torpoint through my paternal grandmother. I remember visiting Torpoint manual telephone exchange in great aunt(?) Miss Chadwick's house in Wellington Street in the 1950's. 21/11/10
David Whitton I lived in Torpoint 46/47 when I was 7-8 years old, and jotted some memories on Google docs. Please email me if you would like to get the link. 27/12/09
Dave Clark coming home again to live after 50 years away and missed it quite a lot over the years. Born in Pentilly castle!!. 11/9/09

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