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 [...]

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