2020- A Year of Great Change

It’s fair to say that 2020 has not been an easy year for the world but in the spirit of positivity I  thought it might be an opportune time to look back at the amazing progress Newton’s Place has made, despite adverse circumstances. Thanks...

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Behind the Scenes Part 3

At last we are up to date, having taken you on the journey from an empty disused church to a nearly finished community building. Today we have some photos taken last week of the inside of Newton’s Place to show you. We know how...

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Behind the Scenes 2

A skeleton of scaffolding, steel beams and wooden struts has been developing inside the four walls of Newton’s Place, all clad with layers of plasterboard, plaster (some of it Lime) and paint. With the dedicated documentation by Newton Abbot Photographic Club throughout the building...

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Behind the Scenes at Newton’s Place

Another two views behind the scenes for you all. A fascinating mystery that you might be able to help with and the chance to see a favourite from the old museum – the railway signals – coming down in readiness for their relocation to...

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Local Characters – Reminiscences of Newton Abbot 1905

The following is a transcript of handwritten notes made by Mr. Frank Zealley in the 1940s; reminiscing about street life in Newton at the turn of the 20th Century Many local characters and Hawkers of interest, were well known in the Town by their Nicknames....

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