Welcome to Ivybridge Uncovered

A Mill Town Heritage

The Ivybridge Heritage & Archives Group aims to celebrate the rich history of Ivybridge and is dedicated to promoting a lively interest in the Town’s background and development by researching, collecting and preserving archives and photographic records of this unique Mill Town.

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Welcome to Ivybridge Uncovered

A Mill Town Heritage

The Ivybridge Heritage & Archives Group aims to celebrate the rich history of Ivybridge and is dedicated to promoting a lively interest in the Town’s background and development by researching, collecting and preserving archives and photographic records of this unique Mill Town.

Welcome to Ivybridge Uncovered

A Mill Town Heritage

The Ivybridge Heritage & Archives Group aims to celebrate the rich history of Ivybridge and is dedicated to promoting a lively interest in the Town’s background and development by researching, collecting and preserving archives and photographic records of this unique Mill Town.

It wasn’t until 1875 that Ivybridge had its first paid policeman.  A property in Highland Street served both as a home and lock-up, the latter comprising of two cells with barred windows.

From 1891, the police constable in Ivybridge was Thomas Chubb. He was a popular gentleman in the village by all accounts.

Learn more about PC Chubb ...

It wasn’t until 1875 that Ivybridge had its first paid policeman.  A property in Highland Street served both as a home and lock-up, the latter comprising of two cells with barred windows.

From 1891, the police constable in Ivybridge was Thomas Chubb. He was a popular gentleman in the village by all accounts.

Learn more about PC Chubb ...
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Ivybridge Railway Station opened on 15 June 1848. However, by the 1950s the popularity of rail travel had dwindled resulting in the closure of many local stations.

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Ivybridge Railway Station opened on 15 June 1848. However, by the 1950s the popularity of rail travel had dwindled resulting in the closure of many local stations.

Ivybridge Railway Station Goods Yard

Whilst the passenger service at Ivybridge ceased in 1959, the goods yard located a little further down the line remained in operation. However, on 29 November 1965 the goods operation was unable to avoid the ‘Beeching Axe’ and the railway station was closed for good, with local man Tom Pettifer locking up for the very last time.

Learn more about Ivybridge Railway Station ...

Ivybridge Railway Station Goods Yard

Whilst the passenger service at Ivybridge ceased in 1959, the goods yard located a little further down the line remained in operation. However, on 29 November 1965 the goods operation was unable to avoid the ‘Beeching Axe’ and the railway station was closed for good, with local man Tom Pettifer locking up for the very last time.

Learn more about Ivybridge Railway Station ...

Early sports activities in and around Ivybridge

If you have any information regarding early sports teams in Ivybridge we would be more than happy to hear from you. Contact us at info@ivybridge-heritage.org

Early football in Ivybridge …

POSTCARDS

 

FROM

 

IVYBRIDGE

Several local

entrepreneurs

produced postcards

depicting scenes of

Ivybridge

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POSTCARDS

 

FROM

 

IVYBRIDGE

Several local

entrepreneurs

produced

postcards

depicting scenes of

Ivybridge

learn more ...

William Cotton

lived at Highland House in Ivybridge from 1839. He bequeathed his vast collection of paintings, prints, books, ceramics, bronzes and sculptures to the city of Plymouth.

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William Cotton

lived at Highland House in Ivybridge from 1839. He bequeathed his vast collection of paintings, prints, books, ceramics, bronzes and sculptures to the city of Plymouth.

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