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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.

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November 2018

marks the centenary of the Armistice of the Great War and the cessation of hostilities. 
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

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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.

Ivybridge Community Group of the Year 2015

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Boy Scouts - 1st Ivybridge Troop. The V.A.D. Hospital.

A local post of the Comrades of the Great War and more …
Parish Mag news 100 years ago
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them

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.

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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 >

``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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” 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.