Newton Abbot Then & Now

Newton Abbot Then & Now

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Once a quiet south Devon market town on the River Teign, in the mid-nineteenth century Newton Abbot became the centre of the GWR's locomotive and carriage repair workshops, beginning a process of change and development that continues today. Although no longer the railway capital of the south-west, Newton Abbot continues to prosper. In this fascinating history of Newton Abbot's streets, local historian Derek Beavis has curated a diverse selection of archive photographs of the town and, placing them alongside insightful captions and beautiful modern photography of the same views today, illustrates and explains the changes in architecture, leisure, industry and transport that have taken place in the town over the more

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  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 170 x 238 x 14mm | 439.98g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0752463411
  • 9780752463414
  • 2,100,197

About Derek Beavis

Derek Beavis grew up in Newton Abbot, attending Highweek Primary School and Newton Abbot Grammar. After spending most of his working life in sales and sales management, he took early retirement to pursue his passion for local history and writing. He has also written Newton Abbot in Old more

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