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Honeymooning in Devon in 1947 Paul Maher and his wife Pamela found much to remind them of their native Newfoundland. Here is Paul Maher’s own account of his discovery of The Newfoundland Hotel [1]. ‘...

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    David Bowen, a local Postcard Collector and Museum Talk contributor, acquired this postcard which purported to be in Courtenay Street, Newton Abbot. And yet, extensive research of...

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The early 20th Century was period before the internet and TV, jobs were hard to find, many lived in inadequate housing, sometimes without running water or electricity and money was short. Pleasures ...
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    This engraving of Courtenay Street has been dated at c1855. Three commercial premises can be identified, Michelmore’s, W. Drew, and Beazley’s Globe Hotel. Michelmore’s was owned and...
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        This photo was taken about 1931 of John Stirling’s, the Dispensing Chemist at 4 Courtenay Street. The Lady in the doorway is probably Mary Stiling who was the Manager...
An exciting opportunity to apply for a paid role in the museum!   Role: Museum Assistant Organisation: Newton Abbot Museum Salary:           ...

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ARCHITECTURAL tours of Newton Abbot are set to feature in a programme of free events this September as part of the national Heritage Open Days 2018 initiative, England favourite and biggest heritage e...

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  £800,000 National Lottery funding for Newton’s Place    THE team behind the Newton’s Place museum and community space project is celebrating confirmation of National Lottery fundin...

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The museum is delighted to welcome Amy McCarthy to the Newton’s Place team. An award winning stained glass and mixed media artist, she has completed many community projects already and has a wealth of...
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  This gentleman is Charles Kay, also known as Charles Beachcroft Kay, C B K Beachcroft, and even Jack Trent. As his many aliases may suggest, he was quite a character: famous (some would say in...
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  Our volunteers meet up monthly with our Community Officer, Kate Green. It's their chance to chat with one another, get updates on the progress of Newton's Place and give us feedback on anythin...
To view the Planning and Listed Building Applications for Newton's Place please click on relevant link. Bat Mitigation Method Statement Bat Survey  Limited Structural Report Building Control ...

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  This week's blog comes from Tess Walker, volunteer extraordinaire and shares what our trusty team have been up to behind-the-scenes to get the museum ready for the Big Move to Newton's Place. ...

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  The museum had the pleasure of hosting the first Ever Chrysalis Workshop, a fantastic project by Encounters to cooperatively create a mobile arts space. Our wonderful volunteers got stuc...

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     We have quite a few pictorial postcards as part of our photographic collection, preserved because the photos show the development of the town over time. However, some of thes...

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We had a record turnout on the 17th to the first ever film night held at Newton's Place. We were full to the rafters with keen souls eager to see our uncovered archive footage and clips unearthed by&n...

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  The museum has not one, not two, but THREE pitches at the Speed History Event tomorrow at the  library (Saturday 7th October). Come along, join the fun and and discover the super su...

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  It’s been a busy few weeks in the museum, so our news updates have been thin on the ground.   But I’m back with bells on to announce the launch event for our Newton’s Place Funding camp...

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        If you attended the last of the Summer Nights events in Newton Abbot last weekend you may have noticed that the Town Council has acquired a new member of staff. &nbs...