Category: Curiosities

Twin Towns Of Newton Abbot
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Twin Towns Of Newton Abbot

What are Twin Towns? Town-Twinning was developed in Europe after the Second World War. It was set up as a way to bring European people into a closer understanding of each other and to promote cross-border projects of mutual benefit. The idea is to twin towns and cities with similar demographic make-up in different countries....

10th May 201817th May 2018by
Jay’s Grave – Dartmoor
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Jay’s Grave – Dartmoor

It is said that in the late eighteenth century, 1790 some say, an orphaned baby was taken into the Poor House at Newton Abbot. The little girl was named, as was the custom, with a surname beginning with whatever letter the Poor House had progressed to, in this case ‘J’. As many of the commoner...

9th May 20189th May 2018by
Newton Abbot Beekeepers Association
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Newton Abbot Beekeepers Association

Newton Abbot Beekeepers Association UK Registered Charity Number: 270675 The aim of The Newton Abbot Beekeepers Association is to promote this fascinating craft and to encourage best practice. Newton Abbot Beekeepers Association (NABKA) is a branch of the Devon Beekeepers Association (DBKA), which in turn is affiliated to the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). Founded in...

9th May 20189th May 2018by
St Leonard’s Tower
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St Leonard’s Tower

In the Centre of Newton Abbot stands the ancient tower of St Leonard or “The Clock Tower” as it has now more commonly known as by locals. It is thought that building work for the Church started in about 1220 when there is reference of the footings or foundations of a building sited on the...

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