Newton Abbot, Lloyds Bank 1910

Newton Abbot, Lloyds Bank 1910

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On 18 January 1908 this scene was far less tranquil - a full scale riot was in progress between Conservative and Liberal supporters after the former won the parliamentary seat by just 559 votes. There was one death, the Conservative Club was stoned, and the visiting Emily Pankhurst had to take refuge in Banbury's County Stores (in the background, behind the horse).

Memories of Newton Abbot

Police Constable John Baker

My great grandfather lived at 49 Chapel Hill, Highweek, Newton Abbot. He was 39 then and he had a wife called Susan and 6 children. He was a policeman in Highweek and I am trying to find out more about him and his mother and father, his children were Mary Ann, Susan Ann, William, Samuel, Elizabeth M and John ...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

Whyte Family

I am researching family history and have established that the wife of my 2nd Great-Grand Uncle lived at Haccombe House in 1881. His name was James Richard Whyte, he married Janet Bogle in 1874. she was his second wife, his first wife died in 1870. He was aged 71 when he died in 1880. On the 1881 census there are only 4 ...Read full memory

A memory of Newton Abbot by N Farrar

Family Ties

I am at present looking into my family history and have discovered today that my maternal grandmother Mrs Beatrice Maud White was married in this church on the 3rd July 1920. I have not been to the church before but on my next visit to Newton Abbot I shall certainly give it a visit. Elizabeth Brown Plymouth.

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