Monday, December 13, 2004

Miscellaneous and in no particular order, just as they come to hand! The College, people, old Newton Abbot & other local scenes and events


There's one in New Zealand too!

Freddy Christopher (right) leads a funeral
procession in Ashburton

John Oakford in New Zealand

 
Any takers??

The College atop Wolborough Hill.......
© Derek Beavis. "Newton Abbot. Britain in Old Photographs"

..........and again
© Stapleton Road & Flickr.com






Snow on Powderham Road, always difficult to
climb in the Winter
© jamescoleuk & Flickr.com 

Badger's Holt

The No. 88 to Ipplepen
© Mike Jeffries & Flickr

The old Newton Abbot Bus Station
© Cliff Essex

The old Newton Abbot Fire Station circa 1958

The top of Powderham Road, looking from Hill
Road across the junction with Courtenay Road.
© Copyright Robin Stott 
Top of the steps
Picture courtesy of Alan Tuppen

The end of the long haul to school
© Copyright Robin Stott

Francis Ching circa 1963

Bakers Park, where we played rugby, soccer
and cricket
© Copyright Gwen and James Anderson

The cooling tower in the 1960s

© Getty Images

 
The end of a landmark
© Derek Beavis. "Newton Abbot. Britain in Old Photographs"


The old Penn Inn swiming pool, now gone to
make way for a supermarket.....and here it is
below!

St. Mary's Church, Wolborough  -  well known
to the C of E boys no doubt

 
A very good book indeed!
© Derek Beavis. "Newton Abbot. Britain in Old Photographs"


The old Imeprial Cinema


Alexandra Theatre
© Derek Beavis. "Newton Abbot. Britain in Old Photographs" 

Odeon Cinema, now gone forever!


War Memorial on Armistice Day 1949
© Derek Beavis. "Newton Abbot. Britain in Old Photographs"


   Ralph Rayner at election time  -  date unknown  





1 comment:

SEAMUS BYRNE1957 said...

HAVE HAPPY MEMORIES OF TEACHING IN ASHBURTON COLLEGE NEWTON ABBOT CIRCA 1957/58. COACHED RUGBY TEAM CAPT BRYANT WHICH WAS QUITE HANDY. NAMES THAT COME TO MIND COLIN SNELL IAN WEBBER RHYS DAVEY JOCK LESSELLS HELSTON ADRIAN MCGURRAN PATEY CHESSUM G. JOHNSTON . ATTENDED OLD BOYS REUNION DINNER DANCE IN QUEENS HOTEL WITH MY
THEN GIRLFRIEND NOW WIFE OF 54 YEARS. SHE WAS THEN A STAFF NURSE AT THE LOCAL HOSPITAL
RETURNED TO IRELANDTO A CAREER IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT WITH A NATIONAL NEWSPAPER. RETIRED IN 1999. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR ANY COMMENTS IF ANYONE CARES TO REMEMBER.