Honiton and the Otter Valley, by John Yallop
Published by Nonsuch in 2007, 160 pages. Undersize paperback (16.5cm by 12.5cm) (N3763)
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From the rear cover: This fascinating collection of over 200 old photographs explores the town of Honiton and the surrounding Otter Valley over a period of more than 100 years, providing a valuable pictorial record of the local landscape, people and events that have shaped the history of this part of Devon.
Through these pictures we catch a glimpse of a way of life that has long since vanished and gain an insight into the everyday life of the people of Honiton: their work, schools, leisure pursuits and special occasions. Views of the Otter Valley illustrate the geological structure of this part of the Devonshire countryside that has so delighted travellers and writers throughout the history, and scenes of Honiton's bustling marketplace show how trade and industry prospered in this town situated so ideally upon the former Roman road that ran from Dorchester to Exeter.
The photographs in this collection will provoke nostalgia among those who know and love Honiton and the Otter Valley and fascinate those not so familiar with its intriguing past.