We have a new home – Nellie PR has opened an office at The Pavilions in Teignmouth and it is very much the start of a love affair with our new seaside business home. Yes, we have a sea view :-)
So with this love affair well and truly underway, expect a regular We Love Teignmouth feature starting now – five things you might not know about Teignmouth.
- Let’s start with Muse. Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard all come from this quaint seaside town and all went to school at Teignmouth Community College. Their song Falling Down is even apparently based on their teenage years in Teignmouth. Keep an eye out for them popping back home every now and again.
- Donald Crowhurt, the British businessman and amateur sailor, set off on the Sunday Times Golden Globe yacht race from right here in Teignmouth in 1968. Crowhurt aimed to sail around the world single-handedly but infamously Crowhurt’s boat, the Teignmouth Electron, was found adrift and empty in 1969
- The Mercy, the biopic based on Donald Crowhurt was filmed in Teignmouth starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz. Can’t wait for this film to come out (expected 27th October 2017). Our only regret is that we didn’t move into our office in time to watching filming.
- Teignmouth was the last seaside town in England to have been invaded by a foreign army. Prior to this, Teignmouth has been the subject of many invasions by Saxons and Celts who fought a battle on the Ness, the Danes and the French, twice! In 1690 a French invasion even led to the destruction of a lot of the town
- The port of Teignmouth is perhaps more active today than it’s ever been! 200 year old ball and fire clays are mined from the lower Teign valley and are then shipped to countries from Finland to Italy.
Want know more, just give us a call at our Teignmouth office.
Image sourced from Pavilions Teignmouth.