Historical Newton Abbot



Have you got a Historical Story about Newton Abbot??
  Why not share it with the rest of the Community. 

We would be interested to hear from anyone who has a Historical story or some interesting factual historical information about Newton Abbot and the surrounding areas.  OR/ If anyone has any old photographs of the area that they would like to share with the community please feel free to contact us.
  1. The Clay Industry

    Since the mid eighteenth century the Ball Clay industry has, and continues to be, a major source of employment for Newton Abbot and the surrounding area.It is said that today’s industry has its origins in the sixteenth century when...

  2. The South Devon Railway

    Royal Assent to the Bill creating the South Devon Railway was enacted on the 4th July 1844 and the railway reached Newton Abbot in late 1846.The SDR received strong backing from three other broad gauge railway companies. ...