Newton Abbot, Devon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Newton Abbot and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Heather And Gorse Clog Dancers Outside Austins In Newton Abbot

I had never been to Newton Abbot until today but the excuse for my visit this afternoon was an invitation to bring my accordian and play some music for the lovely Heather and Gorse Clog Dancers.   First we tucked into a healthy lunch and coffee at the nearby veggie ...Read full memory

Salem Place 40''S And 50''S

I used to live with my mum, Rosalie, and dad, Joe, brother John and sister Mary in No.2 and later No.4 Salem (it could have been the other way round). The Jim and Doll Yeo lived one side of us and my dad's sister, Rona and Ted Hamzij the other side and their children; Michael, Ann and maybe Nick. We had an ...Read full memory

Decoy Country Park Near Newton Abbot

This Country Park is signposted just off the Penn Inn roundabout, and my family had a lovely outing there on a hot Spring Day. I have to guess that the photograph illustrated here is the site, because I imagine the lake may be artificial and perhaps didn't exist when the picture was taken ninety ...Read full memory