Memories of Newton Abbot

I have just bought a print of Frith's postcard of Courtney Street in 1955 and am delighted to see the premises named "Stilings Pharmacy" on the right of the picture. My father ran this business for the Misses Stiling who inherited it from their father and he was there during the 1930's and 1940's. The (...Read full memory)

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)

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)

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)

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