Ivybridge and South Brent Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th July 2010

Book FormatPaperback





This fascinating selection of more than 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Ivybridge & South Brent have changed and developed over the last century.
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Ivybridge, South Brent, and their surrounding villages and hamlets, occupy that part of South Devon which borders the outskirts of Plymouth to the west, and the southern slopes of Dartmoor to the north. Now the most heavily populated town between Plymouth and the Torbay district, Ivybridge has developed considerably from the small village it was at the start of the twentieth century, becoming a town in 1977. About four miles away, the old market centre of South Brent has seen only minor changes over the years and its character remains essentially unaltered, though it too has increased greatly in size through the development of recent housing estates on its borders. This collection of images, in some cases dating back to the late nineteenth century, complemented by contemporary photographs, offers an absorbing look into the region's past and present.

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