Where did it all begin?
1980- or was it December 1979 (!)..
A quirky co-operative at 51B High St, opposite the marketplace
Totnes School of English for individual adults
Founded by teachers
With New-Age outlook
1999- or was it December 1998 (?)..
Margie and Clare shared a bottle of wine...and bought the school
with support of husbands Clive and Simon
Moved into the Gate House at Easter
1999 - 2010
All hands on deck- our loyal staff and our own children worked hard for the school
2005 first Junior course- thank you Maria Carmen from Almeria
2008 expanded into next door offices- got a small garden!
2010 - 2016
Joined Language in Group- changed our name to Language in Totnes
Bought Windmill House - tried running it as a hostel - good summer junior centre!
Back to solo management- and welcomed back Clare and Clive- class -act business angels
Reborn as English in Totnes
Added Gate House as a local venue www.thegatehousetotnes.com for meetings, gatherings, after work activities and celebrations.
Working hard to survive the COVID 19 pandemic
Expanding our online offering
Expanding our adult courses- 50 plus, English Plus Walking...watch this space
Registered as a wedding venue
Paul Hawthorne (previously of Devon School of English, Paignton) joined Margie as a co-Director of English in Totnes, bringing with him a wealth of expertise and marketing know-how- and we had our first 'reasonable' year of business since COVID.