Newton Abbot’s Workhouse (S Devon Branch)

A talk on Newton Abbot’s Workhouse, to be given by John Ellis. The Union workhouse opened in 1839. By the 1890s it housed several hundred people and the conditions caused a national scandal.

Book review. Outstanding Seale-Haynians

Harper, F. (Ed.). 2020. Outstanding Seale-Haynians. The Seale-Haynians Club, Short Run Press Limited, 144pp, hardback ISBN 9791527265882, £10. This book is essentially a Who’s Who of distinguished alumni who graduated from Seale-Hayne Agricultural College...

John Lethbridge being lowered from a boat in his Diving-Machine

John Lethbridge and his Diving-Machine (1880)

By John S. Amery. (Read at Totnes, July, 1880). In May, 1879, Mr. W. Nosworthy, of Manaton, a member of this Association, invited my brother and myself to his house to examine some coins...

An Ancient British Trackway (1911)

By T. J. Joce. (Read at Dartmouth, 26th July, 1911.) An action at law, some years ago, in which the Newton Rural District Authority was engaged, resulted, after a protracted trial and great expense,...

The Exeter and Dartmouth Road (1912)

By T. J. Joce. (Read at Exeter, 24th July, 1912.) The Roman power, having firmly established itself on the outpost above the Exe, an admirably chosen position, which has made the city to this...