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.

Ivybridge Heritage May 2019

In 1812, Sir John Rogers provided a plot of land in Ivybridge for the building of a Methodist meeting house or chapel

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Ivybridge Heritage May 2019

In 1812, Sir John Rogers provided a plot of land in Ivybridge for the building of a Methodist meeting house or chapel

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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.

… it was clear that major damage had been sustained to the mill. The rag loft was completely gutted. Other adjoining buildings were also damaged, as was the water turbine and the launder

On 5th May 1914 a major fire started in the rag loft at

Stowford Paper Mill

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… it was clear that major damage had been sustained to the mill. The rag loft was completely gutted. Other adjoining buildings were also damaged, as was the water turbine and the launder

On 5th May 1914 a major fire started in the rag loft at Stowford Paper Mill
Learn more

… it was clear that major damage had been sustained to the mill. The rag loft was completely gutted. Other adjoining buildings were also damaged, as was the water turbine and the launder

On 5th May 1914 a major fire started in the rag loft at Stowford Paper Mill
Learn more

Watermarking

Follow the journey from the first watermarks created at Stowford Paper Mill in the mid nineteenth century to the very last one made in 2013 to mark the end of paper making in Ivybridge after 226 years of continuous production.

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Watermarking

Follow the journey from the first watermarks created at Stowford Paper Mill in the mid nineteenth century to the very last one made in 2013 to mark the end of paper making in Ivybridge after 226 years of continuous production.
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NUMBER, PLEASE ?

For decades the Telephone Exchange in Ivybridge was located above the Post Office in Fore Street. The manual switchboards were operated by trained telephonists.

NUMBER, PLEASE ?

For decades the Telephone Exchange in Ivybridge was located above the Post Office in Fore Street. The manual switchboards were operated by trained telephonists.

” NUMBER, PLEASE ? “

For decades the Telephone Exchange in Ivybridge was located above the Post Office in Fore Street. The manual switchboards were operated by trained telephonists.

Primroses

from Devon

Each April Stowford Paper Mill sent out locally picked primroses to all of its customers around the country. Each box contained two bunches of 50 primroses together with 5 leaves. However, due to growing environmental concerns in the 1980s this tradition ceased at the end of that decade.

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Primroses

from Devon

Each April Stowford Paper Mill sent out locally picked primroses to all of its customers around the country. Each box contained two bunches of 50 primroses together with 5 leaves. However, due to growing environmental concerns in the 1980s this tradition ceased at the end of that decade.

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Fore Street   Ivybridge

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