John Lethbridge (Inventor), Frank Harry (Cricketer), Paul Mount (Sculptor), John Wilcox (Cricketer), Anthea Redfern (Presenter), Sergio Pizzorno (Kasabian)
Buckland Athletic F.C (Football), Newton Abbot Spurs A.F.C (Football), South Devon C.C (Cricket)
The climate in Newton Abbot is mild and temperate. The average summer temperatures in Newton Abbot range between 14 – 16C with average winter temperatures falling to between 2 – 3C. Average annual rainfall in Newton Abbot is high at around 869mm
The New Town of the Abbots (of Torre Abbey) was given the right to hold a weekly market on Wednesdays sometime between 1247 and 1251. By 1300 the two settlements were renamed as Newton Abbot (taking the low ground) and Newton Bushel (taking the high ground). On the strength of the market it quickly became a successful thriving town and a good source of income for the Abbots.
Newton Abbot Racecourse, Alexandra Theatre (Cinema), St Leonards Tower, Bradley Manor, The Passmore Edwards Public Library, Forde House, Tucker’s Maltings, Ys Olde Cider Bar, The Workhouse, Newton Abbot Town & G.W.R. Museum
Newton Abbot was bombed twice in air raids during World War II, killing a total of 21 people.