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My Great Grandfather Henry William Long was born in Ashburton in 1879. I think his mother was Mary Long (nee Webber) and farther was William Long. Unfortunately that was my only connection with the town.
Kathy Cox, Co Durham

Lived with my gran Annie Wicks. We lived at 29 North Street from 1958 to 1968 then moved to 22 Home Park if any one remembers us

my grandmother Mary Grace Woolway &I her brother Charlie Shilabier lived in Ashburton. In the cottages up the lane from the dairy, spent all my summer holidays in Ashburton my cousin was Caroline Woolway I am now 75 and my wish is to come to Ashburton visit the village see where we used to play behind the church and walk up the lane by the dairy where The cows used to come down and terrify us. If there are any Woolways still in Ashburton I would love to know
Thelma Coomber

I have just read a letter from the Visitors' Book from Rachel Wood. In the letter, Rachel mentions her mother Margery Morris. My mother, Phyllis Blayney, was a close friend of Margery Morris. My maiden name is Patricia Blayney and I remember Rachel as a baby and as a little girl. I also remember Michael, Rachel's sister. And of course, Rachel's father, who used to work in another part of Devon and join the family at weekends. I often visited Margery Morris' home with my mother. I remember Ivy, Margery's housekeeper very well. Should Rachel wish to contact me I can be reached at
Patricia A. Clay

Looking through the many comments it was great to be reminded of so many long forgotten names and places in Ashburton. My parents owned the Railway Hotel and as children would ride and drive the old Bolliver steam engine until the station closed. I remember well the ale tasting during carnival week and the time some of the boys tried to burn down St Lawrence infant school. We've had a few good reunions at S Dartmoor school (see photos on Friends reunited) being the 1st pupils there in 1957. email me if you want it would be nice to hear from anyone as Ashburton has so many great memories.
Peter Pritchard, Plymouth

I was born in Ashburton, at 28 North Street, and grew up in the town. My mother, Margery Morris, was Town Clerk and Chief Financial Officer for Ashburton Urban District Council from 1946 until locl government reorganisation in 1973. I have very fond memories of the town and the townspeople, and whnever I am in Devon, I make a point of calling in to see what changes have taken place. I have many photographs of events and people in the town which I would be happy to share with those interested. Rachel. Please get in touch with the present town clerk via or 01364 652142
Rachel Wood, Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

I am trying to contact any family of Major Christopher Clayton Hutton who lived the latter years of his life in Ashburton and died 3 September 1965 at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. He is buried locally. I would be very pleased to hear from anyone who may know any surviving family please. Please email me on Many thanks.
Phil Froom, Berkshire

My great gand father camae from Ashburton, if Paddy or any member of the Harding Family done work on the family tree please contact me
Harding, Kingskerswell

Went to school at the secondary school. Had many friends in Ashburton and lived in the town for about a year. Worked in the newsagents ("martins" back then). Many happy times at the Golden Lion, Th London, Bay Horse etc. etc. lovely place. Can't wait to return someday. I live in Austalia now.
Debbie James, Melbourne, Ausralia

I visited Ashburton a few years ago,while researching my family history.I found the people to be very warm and friendly,and Ashburton a beautiful place.I will definitely return.I am interested in ,what was the Doctor's name?!, in the early 1900's,if anybody can help?!
Teresa,Moy, London

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