• Newton Abbot 1958
    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.

  • Scotland Day 7: Castletown to Portree
    Scotland Day 7: Castletown to Portree

    Before a long drive across the Highlands to the Isle of Skye we stopped to take some photos of the village we have been staying for the last few days. And stopped again for a Midge Bite.

  • Snow: A Cautionary Tale
    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…

  • Newton Abbot Carnival 1992
    Newton Abbot Carnival 1992

    It was July in sunny south Devon. Except that it was not sunny; it was grey and overcast, but that did not stop the festivities…

  • Bus Station Demolition
    Bus Station Demolition

    I have many memories of Newton Abbot bus station spread over some decades and, like many townspeople over a certain age I still regret its passing.

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