Thank you Totnes, and see you in 2015

By |2014-12-19T12:06:17+00:00December 19th, 2014|News|

2014 has been the year in which Atmos Totnes moved from an idea, a possibility, into a fast-moving live community project. That’s only been possible thanks to the support of thousands of people in this town, and we’d like to express our gratitude to you all.  It’s been quite a year for Atmos Totnes. We spent the first half of the year negotiating the terms of the contract that we finally signed in August, sitting at [...]

Tom Jenkins on the culture of pride at Unigate/Dairy Crest

By |2014-12-15T14:19:32+00:00December 15th, 2014|News|

One of the many visitors to the Atmos Totnes Hub was Tom Jenkins.  Tom worked at the Unigate/Dairy Crest site between 1980 and 1989. Here he recalls the beginnings of the Social Club and how its foundations came to be, taking in 100,000 gallons of milk per day and making 50 tonnes of clotted cream a day in the run up to Christmas: http://youtu.be/3x-AWvgikWM Here he recalls how Unigate looked after its staff, and the level [...]

Dairy Crest’s Duncan Good on Atmos: “I’m staggered by the response”

By |2014-12-11T09:46:44+00:00December 11th, 2014|News|

Duncan Good of Miles Commercial Investment, who represents Dairy Crest, called in to the Atmos Totnes Hub last week to meet with some of the Totnes Community Development Society team.  While he was visiting, we took the opportunity to ask him, as one of the key partners in the development of the former Dairy Crest site, for his thoughts on progress so far, and how he found the experience of seeing the community consultation taking [...]

Matthew Monaghan on working behind the bar at the Social Club

By |2014-12-10T08:00:46+00:00December 10th, 2014|News|

Matthew worked behind the bar at the Social Club for 3 years, and his dad worked on the Unigate/Dairy Crest site for 30 years.   Here he shares some memories of working there.  "It was manic" he says.  "I was gutted to see it go.  It was such a lovely place with a skittles alley and snooker room"... http://youtu.be/9gZ6L-qHqDw   We are proud to have received funds from All Our Stories Heritage Lottery Fund which [...]

“You can’t help but participate”: Atmos Totnes Podcast 6/12/2014

By |2014-12-08T08:02:39+00:00December 8th, 2014|News|

Saturday was the last day of the Atmos Totnes Hub's current incarnation.  180 people passed through the building during the day, at some points it was standing room only.  It was an inspiring conclusion to a remarkable process, and we'd like to thank everyone who has come along.  Here is a little video taste of just how busy it was on Saturday... http://youtu.be/y5targ6VbcI We'll be back in January with more workshops and all sorts of [...]

“I’ve loved it”: Atmos Hub Podcast 29/11/2014

By |2014-11-30T22:50:03+00:00November 30th, 2014|News|

It's been our busiest Friday/Saturday so far, with lots of people both bringing their stories and memories to the Past, and their great ideas to the Future. Here is this week's podcast, in which we asked various visitors how they found the experience of visiting the Hub. We are proud to have received funds from All Our Stories Heritage Lottery Fund which has supported work during this stage of consultation at Atmos Totnes. 

From Totnes Times: Tunnel under rail lines rediscovered

By |2014-11-27T07:30:48+00:00November 27th, 2014|News|

A lost tunnel that runs beneath Totnes has been rediscovered. And it could end up being reused as a unique pedestrian link with a developed Dairy Crest site. The old tunnel was built by Brunel 166 years ago as a railway bridge over the town leat which was then used as a mini canal bringing small craft into the heart of Totnes. As the railways grew, the tunnel got longer and is now more than [...]

From Totnes Times: Residents ideas set to shape Atmos Project

By |2014-11-26T21:18:22+00:00November 26th, 2014|News|

Totnes residents have been turning up in their hundreds to help the town put together a vision for the future development of the eight-acre Dairy Crest site. Eventually the town will be asked to take part in a referendum vote on a masterplan for the former dairy site which has lain derelict for the last seven years. Meanwhile, the site office building next to Totnes railway station, which has become host to Atmos Project's major [...]

From Herald Express: Hundreds visit Atmos Totnes to discuss future of Dairy Crest site

By |2014-11-19T16:23:44+00:00November 19th, 2014|News|

ATMOS Totnes Hub has welcomed its 500th visitor coming to hear about and discuss the future of the Dairy Crest site. Visitors have contributed their vision for the eight-acre site which has been vacant since the dairy closed in 2007. The site office building next to Totnes railway station is home to the community consultation. Local organisation Encounters Arts has established a range of creative activities in each area of the building to capture visitors’ [...]

An embarrassment of maps…

By |2014-11-11T11:10:07+00:00November 11th, 2014|News|

Quite a few visitors to the Atmos Totnes Hub have asked if we might be able to put the maps that are on display onto the website.  So here they are.  There are a few of them, and exactly what they show is explained below each image.  If you would like to print any of them out and write your ideas over it, please do. Map showing how the final agreement signed over the [...]

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