The Book of Tiverton - At the Heart of Devon, by Charles Noon

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The Book of Tiverton - At the Heart of Devon, by Charles Noon
The Book of Tiverton - At the Heart of Devon, by Charles Noon

Published by Halsgrove in 2008, 160 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6241)

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From the front inside fly leaf: The Book of Tiverton celebrates the life of a community at the heart of Devon affairs for centuries. Beginning as a small settle­ment huddled around the Castle and St Peter's Church, Tiverton's growth explod­ed in the 1500s when it became one of the great centres of the wool trade and home to a series of wealthy merchants whose names live on in many a town landmark to this day: Greenway, Waldron, Slee and Blundell. In the nineteenth century, Tiverton's cloth­making tradition continued with the foundation of Heathcoat's, which still figures prominently in the life of the town. But through it all Tiverton remained an important centre for the surrounding villages, a true market town.

Charles Noon looks at all the aspects of Tiverton's rich - and sometimes riotous - past. But he focuses especially on the peo­ple of the town - their schools, their work and their pastimes - through the twentieth century. Two world wars and economic upheaval caused huge changes both in the daily life of Tiverton's residents and in the town's very appearance, and Charles Noon records this in fine detail with more than 200 evocative and nostalgic photographs. Most of the photographs have come from the Tiverton Museum collection, others have been donated by well-wishers.
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