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Newton Abbot Then & Now

Derek Beavis

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Price: £12.99

Publication date: 1 November 2011

Category: Regional History

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 years.