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Weʼre raising £2,500 to Publish a photographic book on the historic market town of Newton Abbot, for the benefit of many.

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Newton Abbot: a town rich with industrial and farming history. So many generations have grown up here with happy memories. So many have bought their wares in the town, alongside cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry being sold in the markets, alongside skilled work taking place inside vast, historic buildings.

Yet Newton Abbot is suffering from rapid change, over development, and loss of tradition. For several years I have been photographing this wonderful town, and earlier this year decided I should really share the work with others. I am raising money to enable a beautiful photographic volume to be made, documenting key historic parts of the town, both heritage and tradition.

From this I realise how important memories are. As a link to the past and a hope for the future. In the last few months alone we have seen miles of green field covered with new houses, the closure of our famous, 118 year old Tuckers Maltings, and the loss of three huge victorian railway repair buildings to arson. Photography is a powerful tool that can enable these memories to survive. I hope that this book will serve as a a tool for us to maintain the threads of our past in order to invigorate the future. Whilst my town moves a little painfully towards its future, I hope this volume of photographs will remain to remind it of its heritage.

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  • Newton Abbot in Photographs 2 days ago
    Newton Abbot in Photographs

    Newton Abbot in Photographs

    2 days ago

    Bling and dollar.....Receiving the award from the Mayor of Newton Abbot, in the luxurious surroundings of the Commerce Chamber. The other two recipients were the Community Transport Hub and local Citizens Advice Bureau, both of who carry out vital work in a difficult funding climate.

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  • Newton Abbot in Photographs 13 days ago
    Newton Abbot in Photographs

    Newton Abbot in Photographs

    13 days ago

    The last section of the Wagon and Coach Repair building has come down, the demolition site is striking. The town is in its Christmas run up, and we had a energetic lights switch on this Saturday. Here, some of the young faces respond to the fireworks that erupted from the top of St Leonards tower, a great idea, for its closeness. I have raised over £450 of my target, and my computer has been brought back from the dead, hopefully, no further setbacks for a while. Thank you for donating! ©

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  • Newton Abbot in Photographs 23 days ago
    Newton Abbot in Photographs

    Newton Abbot in Photographs

    23 days ago

    Going, Going, gone. Demolition of the David and Charles building leaves space and light and exposes a view of Forde Close from the road. walking past after work all I heard was the sound of the tapping of bricks, by a group of remaining workers. I understand the supermarket will be up by the Spring. ©

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Page last updated on: 12/7/2018 6:10 PM

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  • Jane Baker

    Jane Baker

    Dec 7, 2018

    Thank you so much to Jane Baker for her hugely generous donation, and for all the work she does! Thank you again x

    £100.00

  • NEWTON ABBOT TOWN COUNCIL

    NEWTON ABBOT TOWN COUNCIL

    Dec 7, 2018

    Presented as an Annual Award, by ceremony in the Chamber of Commerce by Mayor Ken Purchase, on behalf of Newton Abbot Town Council. I am deeply grateful!

    £250.00

  • Amy T

    Amy T

    Aug 31, 2018

    What a wonderful project!

    £30.00

  • Nigel Canham

    Nigel Canham

    Aug 31, 2018

    Very best of luck with the project. Hope you’re including photos of the former St Leonard’s Church, soon to be Newton’s Place.

    £10.00

  • Philip Rowe

    Philip Rowe

    Aug 30, 2018

    Good luck. I sincerely hope you are successful.

    £20.00

  • Ru

    Ru

    Jul 30, 2018

    What an amazing project - Good luck E <3

    £10.00

  • Darren Davies

    Darren Davies

    Jul 28, 2018

    Good luck with the book, sounds great.

    £10.00

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Newton Abbot in Photographs

Newton Abbot in Photographs

Memories are essential to life. I am a photographer and gardener, creating a photographic book to document the strengths and beauty of this radically changing town, to share with current and future generations, and ensure it's heritage remains cherished and understood.

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