The Torpoint Archives have a great deal of useful information to help those researching their Torpoint ancestry. Such information includes the Torpoint Censuses 1841-1911, local parish records (baptisms, marriages and burials), Trade Directories from 1830 and, for the late 18th century, extracts from the Antony Estate records noting many residents in Torpoint in the 1770s and 1780s. There is also a very fine photographic collection with over 12,000 photographs on a wide range of subjects including school photographs, weddings, events, locations, personalities and sport.
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Friday 10:00 pm - 12:00 pm. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Please confirm times by calling the contact number above
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
Commemorative Service in Memory of 2nd. LT. Robert Bagster Vinter MC
- 30 October 2016 3-4pm
On Dec. 3rd 1915 he was commissioned as 2nd Lt. and joined the Worcestershire Regiment subsequently being posted to France. On April 29th 1916 he led his men in an attack at Vimy Ridge where he was wounded and repatriated. His “Conspicuous Gallantry” generated a recommendation for a Military Cross which was duly awarded in June 1916 and reported in the London Gazette on July 27th.
While recuperating in Torpoint he resumed his Sunday School Teaching at St. James Church until reporting back on duty on September 9th.
On October 30th the Worcestershire Regiment relieved the 5th Scottish Rifles. Conditions were so muddy this exchange took until 2am. Robert and another officer were fatally wounded. Robert died the following day and is commemorated at Thiepval Memorial.
The service will be held in this church.
- Any age
St James Church
Salamanca Street, Torpoint. Cornwal.l PL11 2BH
Travelling from the east from the A38 - in Plymouth follow signs to the Torpoint Ferry (A374) Use vehicle ferry to cross to Torpoint. Follow the A374 off the ferry. At the first pedestrian traffic lights turn left. The church is on your left.
Travelling from the west, leave the A38 at Trerulefoot onto the A374 signposted Torpoint. Enter Torpoint on the A374. At the third set of pedestrian traffic lights, turn right. The church is on your left. Parking available on street.
There will be light refreshments available in the church hall, adjoining the church after the service
No costs as this is a commemorative service at St. James Church (CofE) Salamanca Street, Torpoint
The Kingston-Manning Rooms, Council Offices, 3 Buller Road.