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Exeter & District Model Boat Club
"The Exeter & District Model Boat Club was formed in 1980 to cater for the interest in model boating in and around Exeter. Members interests include radio controlled scale electric and steam model boats and classic yachts (no I.C. powered or fast electric boats are allowed on the water).
We used to sail at the flood relief channel in Exwick and then in 1989 we moved to Crealy Adventure Park and sailed on their Dragonfly lake. In 2013 we moved to our present location Canonteign Falls where we sail on Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
The Canonteign Falls management and staff are very friendly and helpful and we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves and sailing our boats on their lakes.
Our website address is www.exetermodelboats.webeden.co.uk so if you wish to know more about the Club or become a member, please go on our website and the contacts are on there."
'TS Canonteign' Teign Valley Sea Cadets
The Unit is named after the 1st Viscount Exmouth of Canonteign, Sir Edward Pellew, Vice-Admiral of the Mediterranean fleet during the last years of the Napoleonic wards and then Admiral of the Home fleet until 1822. Sir Edward Pellew purchased the Canonteign estate in 1812 and it remained the Pellew family home until the 1990s.
Canonteign remains proud of its association within the Teign Valley Sea Cadets. In the past we have hosted the Memorial Parade on the Battle of Algiers Memorial Day on 27th August. It is a tradition and association we are keen to continue.
Devon District Seamanship Champions Achieve 3rd Place Bronze Medallion Winners in South West Regional Finals.
On Sunday the 9th October 2016 the Sea Cadet Corps South West Regional finals for this years Cadet Seamanship Competition took place at Weston Super Mare in Somerset.
10 District teams from the Region, representing such diverse areas as West Mercia, Birmingham, Seven Borders, South and West Wales and counties stretching to Cornwall, all sent teams comprising of six cadets who had won their respective local District heats, representing Devon was a team from TS Canonteign with a reserve Cadet from TS Exmouth.
The team were managed by Civilian Instructor Mr Eric Gamble a veteran of 34 years service in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary who trained Merchant Navy Officer Cadets their seamanship skills; he joined the team on the day to support them in their efforts throughout nine practical tests lasting twenty minutes each, from darning sail cloth to building a lifting Derrick using shear-legs, the Cadets worked hard during a full day of examinations.
Instructores were rewarded by a great display of seamanship skill as the team came third overall against stiff competition and recorded a first for the Sea Cadet Unit based in Teignmouth Community School, by winning coveted South West Area medallions.
Nick Maylam the Units CO said, "This is another great achievement for TS Canonteign Sea Cadets; I have seen these Cadets join as children and over time taking part in what we call "the Cadet experience" develop into disciplined, confident young men and women. Today through their own efforts, they received well deserved recognition for their commitment, training, self discipline and team building stretching back many years and making everyone connected to the Unit very proud of them."
Teign Heritage Centre
Home to the exhibition charting the amazing story of naval hero Admiral Pellew, including his wonderful portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence. The monograph on Admiral Pellew produced by the Teign Heritage Centre is now available to buy in the Canonteign Falls Gift Shop, along with other related gifts including the memoirs of Paul Pellew, the current Viscount Exmouth: " A Prisoner of Fortune: My Strange World" (Matador, 2013).
Devon Wildlife Trust
We have long enjoyed an association with Devon Wildlife Trust, in particular in relation to our school visits.
The RSPB has provided Canonteign with colourful and informative identification boards which are displayed throughout our walks to help our visitors identify the wide variety of woodland birds and wildfowl at Canonteign. If you are very lucky, you might even see a kingfisher down at the lower lakes, in amongst our many dragonfly in summer.
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