Newton Abbot

My home town. I was born here in 1956 and since the mid-70’s have taken photographs of events, buildings, parks and the surrounding countryside. I made a start on scanning negatives during lockdown and will gradually get them up on this web page as time permits. Consider the following a sampler!

Newton Abbot recent posts

Newton Abbot 1958

A parish magazine had unexpected news about my baptism, but perhaps of greater interest were the advertisements for businesses, most of which no longer exist – but some that do.

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Courtenay Park

One of my favourite Newton Abbot parks. There are many to choose from, all with entirely different characters. Photos take in 2009.

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Newton Abbot Architecture

An overheard conversation on a train prompted me to take photographs of architecture in Newton Abbot. Some people do not speak highly of the town but it has many buildings to be proud of.

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Cheese galore!

Food shopping is not a chore when I am salivating over local cheeses, hams, pies and other goodies from the market deli.

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Transport 2000

Newton Abbot Festival of Transport was supposed to have been repeated but turned out to be a one-off. That’s a shame.

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Snow: A Cautionary Tale

I love to see snow, but it is quite rare in this part of the world. We had ‘snow’ this morning but nothing compared to the big freeze of 1963, which is where my fear of ice came from…

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