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The Devon History Society promotes the study of all aspects of Devon’s history

Friends of Devon’s Archives

Supporting the preservation of historical records in Devon

Ivybridge Community & Visitor Resource Site
Ivybridge Town Council

The Dartmoor Trust

The Devon Rural Archive

The Devon Rural Archive is a unique local resource dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of Devon’s domestic rural architecture and associated landscapes

The British Association of Paper Historians 

The British Association of Paper Historians has a forum to collect information about paper mills that have shut since 1970

The National Archive

Heritage Donor Card

We have created a Heritage Donor Card to assist executors and inheritors in carrying out your wishes. As a heritage group, we are keen to preserve historical documents, objects and photographs for future generations. If this is of interest to you please simply click on link below to download, print and complete the card, and leave it where your family and/or executors will easily find it.

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Film clips of local interest
The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA), the regional film archive for the South West of England, have two short films about Ivybridge dating from the 1960s. These films can be viewed on BFI Player, which forms part of the British Film Institute’s National Archive.
Ivybridge Pre-Town Status 1966
Stowford Paper Mill 1962

British Pathe – Postcard to Devon

A black and white film from 1946 following the delivery of a postcard to Ivybridge
 In 1947 Pound Farm was let to Percy Lawrence Ford on a yearly Michaelmas tenancy from Highlands Estate. The children in the film appear to be twins called Dorothy and Donald Ford. Their mother was a Miss Yeoman before she married Percy Ford and William Yeoman was at the farm in 1930. The twins were born at the end of  1932. Richard Wingett had the farm in 1902 and Mrs Ann Wills in 1897. A Shoemaker in Fore Street was called Ford in 1902.


Previously hosted on the website

Characters and Events of a Bygone Ivybridge
Characters and Events of a Bygone Ivybridge
by Alec Rogers
Published in 2003 by Alec Rogers
Reproduced by kind permission of the author’s family
River Erme A journey through time
The Erme
by Alec Rogers
First published in 1999 by Alec Rogers
Reproduced by kind permission of the author’s family
Ivybridge Bob Mann
by Bob Mann
Published in 1996 by Obelisk Publications
Reproduced by kind permission of the author
Ivybridge The Official Guide
Ivybridge South Devon: The Official Guide
Circa 1960
Published by Ivybridge Parish Council