Welcome to Ivybridge Uncovered

A Mill Town Heritage

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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

ivybridge-heritage-logo

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.

In 1909

Post Offices

became the principal payment agency for social security benefits which began with

Old-Age Pensions

Stowford Paper Mill was the supplier of pension payment slip paper from 1926, business which was to remain in Ivybridge until paper-based pension books were phased out in 2003.

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Post Office

In 1909

Post Offices

became the principal payment agency for social security benefits which began with

Old-Age Pensions

Stowford Paper Mill was the supplier of pension payment slip paper from 1926, business which was to remain in Ivybridge until paper-based pension books were phased out in 2003.

Learn more >
” On the morning of the 11th November the ringing of the large bell apprised the village that the Armistice with Germany had been signed; the news was received, as might be expected, with great jubilation and relief. Peace again! “

Ivybridge parish magazine 1918.

 

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Church bells had been largely silenced during the war but started ringing out all over Britain in celebration, as news of the Armistice spread throughout the land.

Armistice Centenary Commemoration Exhibition

We are presenting an exhibition at The Watermark which will include new research detailing previously unknown soldiers from Ivybridge. 

The exhibition will also focus on more general aspects of life during the war years.  Memories, songs, poetry and articles will give an insight to life in Ivybridge during The Great War.

A special section will be dedicated to the Roll of Honour, the War Memorial and stories of some Ivybridge men who went to war.

Sat 10 November - Sat 17 November 2018

Armistice Centenary Commemoration Exhibition

We are presenting an exhibition at The Watermark which will include new research detailing previously unknown soldiers from Ivybridge. 

The exhibition will also focus on more general aspects of life during the war years.  Memories, songs, poetry and articles will give an insight to life in Ivybridge during The Great War.

A special section will be dedicated to the Roll of Honour, the War Memorial and stories of some Ivybridge men who went to war.

Sat 10 Nov - Sat 17 Nov 2018

IVYBRIDGE MEN

of the Great War

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Horses from Ivybridge going to war

Ivybridge horses at home and at war

WWI became heavily dependent on horses to move the army and its supplies across Europe and under the Impressment Act owners at home had to surrender their horses
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VAD Hospital at Stowford Lodge
From December 1917 Stowford Lodge became a second line V. A. D. Hospital providing 50 beds for wounded servicemen
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Welcome to Ivybridge Uncovered

A Mill Town Heritage

Welcome to Ivybridge Uncovered

A Mill Town Heritage

ivybridge-heritage-logo

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.

Ivybridge Community Group of the Year 2015

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Men of the Great War mobile
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``Full of thanksgiving, full of joy, full of wonderment, a bit bewildered, and a little doubtful, were we when the glorious news came through on Monday morning, November 11th, that the Armistice had been signed``.

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War is over !

IVYBRIDGE REJOICES

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Parish Mag news 100 years ago
Names of Ivybridge People

Several street names and buildings in Ivybridge bear the names of the town’s more well known inhabitants

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People of Ivy

Ivybridge Town Council
SHDC
Devon County Council - Copy
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