In Memory of


Fred Teagle

On March 4th, 2021, Fred Teagle passed away aged 80 at Mount Edgecumbe hospice after a battle with cancer. A proud Cornishman, Fred grew up immersed in agriculture, heavily involved in Threemilestone Young Farmers Club, and surrounded by the growing Teagle Machinery business.

Fred lived next to the factory with his wife Dinah and sons Roger and Colin whilst he saw the company expand from serving local farmers to become a truly international business. As a passionate and talented engineer with an insightful, no-nonsense approach, Fred managed the production departments and ran the site at Tuckingmill for many years. Throughout his career he was always focused on continually improving processes and adopting the latest technology. Latterly Fred served as Chairman of Teagle Machinery Ltd., involved with all aspects of the company where his commitment and innovation drove the business forwards. In recent years Fred oversaw the appointment of a management team at Teagle to ensure a sustainable business for the future. Family members who remain as directors of the company include his sons, Roger and Colin, his brother John and nephew Tom.

During his ‘retirement’ Fred still remained on-hand in the business and delighted in the opportunity to share his pride in the company when hosting open days or guiding factory tours. Fred recently co-authored the company’s 75th anniversary book, sales of which raised more than £12,000 towards the Cornwall Hospice Care, of which Fred and Dinah were committed fund raisers.

Fred was proud of his Cornish roots and was always supportive of his family and friends. He was an accomplished small-bore rifle shot and was heavily involved in the City of Truro and Cornwall county rifle clubs for more than 50 years. He will be much missed by his sons Roger and Colin, his grandchildren Sam, Jenna, Alex, Amy and Adam; and his brothers David and John.

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Jean White

Happy memories of good times with Fred and Dinah.  A true Cornishman, such a loss to us all. …


Mary Truran

A true Cornishman, will be sadly missed by so many.  I will always remember his kindness and friendship. …


Lucy Allen

My thoughts are with the Teagle family. I had the great pleasure of being taught to shoot in my late teens by Fred, a wonderful man who cared so much about the rifle club and its members, clearly a passion for passing on knowledge (and wit!) that I’ve yet to see surpassed. Very saddened …


Roger Pascoe and Sue Weedall

Roger Pascoe and Sue Weedall We wish to send our deepest sympathy and condolances to all of the Teagle family, it was a great shock to hear of Fred’s passing. I have known Fred from joining the City of Truro Rifle Club in 1990 and have always enjoyed his company and admired his skill …


David Taylor

We were so sad to hear about Fred passing, I met him originally at the shooting club where he taught and helped so many of us. He would always have time for anyone that needed it. Even outside of the club working for him and the company Fred was quite the mentor and friend, …


Clive Thacker and Richard Pettifar

Clive and Richard would like to extend their condolences to all of the Teagle Family. We met Fred on many occasions and it was a pleasure to have known him.  His passion for his family and friends was clear for everyone to see. Rest in Peace. …


Esso Chiverton

We sadden to hear about demise of Mr Fred. A humble , happy gentleman, walks into our petrol station everyday for news paper, never show off and treat everyone with kindness. RIP sir 🙏 …


Shirley Jones

Our sincere condolences to Fred’s family. It was in 2017  returning from Australia that my husband and I met Fred again.   Memories of the days in Threemilestone Young Farmers Club are a fine endorsement of everything Fred was.  So much he had done for the Club and a very fine person whom we are …


John, Ann and Suzie Alford9p

Our thoughts are with the family. What a great man, full of great information and inspiration for shooting. Great times at Bisley and Scotland. Will sadly be missed  …


Liz Perry

Words can not express, my sincere sympathy for you all,  I look back at all the wonderful times at Bisley, shooting weekends, and feel blessed.  I hope you can as I do draw strength from the wonderful memories.  My thoughts and love are with you. …

Liz Perry

Andy & Marylou Robson

Condolences to the Teagle family at this very difficult time.  Fred you gave one hundred percent to everybody and everything.   Rest In Peace. …


Simon Thorogood

The Thorogood family would like to extend our condolences to all of Fred’s family after this very sad loss. We have known Fred for fifteen years through the City of Truro Rifle Club where he welcomed myself and my sons Will and Tom, who he was instrumental in coaching to become county juniors. Fred …


Angela Flamank (Cornwall Hospice Care)

I met Fred initially through Dinah, who was Treasurer for the St Agnes Fundraising Group, as Groups Co-ordinator I had the pleasure to meet Fred whilst calling on Dinah at home. Fred continued to give the group support after Dinah’s passing as Treasurer and an active member of the group which meant I had …


Stephen and Nigel Kitts

We were very saddened to learn of the passing of  Fred. We met Fred when we joined  the City of Truro Rifle Club, he gave us an amazingly warm welcome, and was eager for us to  become members and shoot as much as possible. His enthusiasm for both club and members was evident from …


Rob Bridges

What very sad news this was. My condolences go especially to all of Fred’s family. I only knew Fred for the last several years since he welcomed me on joining the City of Truro Rifle Club. His kind and friendly approach to help anyone by sharing his deep knowledge of target shooting was immediately …


Steve and Sandra Sandercock

What a rich and fulfilled life and it has been such a true honour to have known and be a friend of Fred for over 42 years.  Fred’s knowledge, wisdom and insight has been so valued to me in this time and we will miss him greatly.  Such wonderful times and memories.  Warmest thoughts …


Geoff Burgess

My first meeting with Fred was when I was at Kidd Farm Machinery: there was a dispute between Teagle and ourselves over a bale chopper patent. Fred’s attention to the detail and his research into the background, including a trip to Denmark to find prior art was, as always, meticulous. All was resolved amicably …


simon collier

My condolences for your loss I first met Fred when my wife arranged for me to go on a try out at shooting at City of Truro Rifle Club. Fred was very welcoming and since I joined the club after that visit, Fred was always willing to share his great depth of knowledge and …


David and Hilary

My first memory of Fred is of a boy at Truro school. A few years later as a young man in the YFC movement at Threemilestone club. And then surprise, surprise he turned up at Tregaddra in about 1963. Arriving for the first time before Dinah was home from work, he was sitting outside …


Cornwall Hospice Care Fundraising Team

Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Fred was a wonderful man, with a loving heart. He and Dinah gave so much to our charity, helping so many in their final days, it was our privilege to care for him. Fred will be sorely missed by so many! May he rest in peace. …


Blackwater Village Trust

In Blackwater we have been very shocked to hear of Fred’s death. He was a regular at our Poppins Friendship Group every Thursday  morning and frequently entertained the other members with his stories. He particularly enjoyed our Christmas Lunches each year and would come dressed in his festive jumper, ready for fun, particularly with …


Gordon and Fiona Stokes

We have been lucky to have had Fred and Dinah as our neighbours, both now gone. Our sincere condolences to their friends and to all the Teagle family. We shall miss Fred’s gardening guidance, including very precise measurements for trimming the hedges. He proudly shared produce from the orchard and glasshouse with us and …


Lynn , Naomi & Liam Waters

So sorry to hear this sad news. Love to all the family. Rest in Peace x  …


Catherine Charnley

So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing and my thoughts are with his family at this time. Fred invested so much of his time with me teaching me the art of target rifle shooting, of which I have fond memories. I hope he finds peace now whenever he is. …


Martin Holden

Very sorry to hear the sad news. He was a big figure in the UK farm machinery manufacturing field and leaves a great legacy for all in the “Teagle family” in Cornwall. My sincere condolences to you all.  …


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