Dewdrop Memories

The photos shown here have been passed to the KHS by former Kingsteignton resident  Mick Savage who now lives in Australia. Mick's parents , Tom and Joan, used to run the Dewdrop Inn.  They took over the pub from Tom's sister Edie following the tragic death of her husband Dave Bickham in 1956.

The Dewdtop was for mamy years the HQ of Kingsteignton Athletic who had changing and shower facilities behind the pub.

Pictured here at a Harvest Festival celebration are:- Stan Neck, Charlie Spence, Rene Campion, Edie Bickham, n/k, Joan Savage. The presence of Stan Neck, Charlie Spence and Rene Campion suggests KAFC were Campion suggests KAFC were somehow involved in the proceedings.


The Kingsteignton Athletic team at the beginning of Greenhill Road  ready to depart for a match on a Tor Bus operated by the Potter family of Liverton.

Far left is Roy Lark, 4th left Tom Small, then Edie Bickham. Wearing a hat and standing behind Joan Savage is Ken Miller. To th left of him is Clar Honeywill and to the right Lionel Johns and Ken Harvey. It looks like Dave Savage at the end.

For many years Lionel Johns used to play the Last Post at the Remembrance Day ceremony.






A group of Kingsteignton Athletic supporters gathered outside the Dewdrop (probably before a Herald Cup Final). Tom Savage and Joan are kneeling at the front.







The Herald Cup on display at the bar.



Dave Bickham (far right), Edie Bickham (third left), Tom Brooks (far left), Dacko Veale (2nd left).



Charlie Spence (2nd left) defence kingpin of the Kingsteignton Athletic club's great team of the 1950s (2nd left) with Tom & Joan Savage and members of the football club's committee  at the Dewdrop.