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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?!
Am always working on family history an was given a copy of a letter written and sent to Toronto, CA area in the 16-17 hundreds (I believe.) The signature at end of letter says,"from Ashburton, Devonshire, England" I would love to locate any info on the precise area and the "Weeks Family.
Mary Ellen Weeks, Buffalo, NY, USA
Great photo of Westabrook on the latest edition of "Around Ashburton". Good memories of sledding down Terrace and almost through the hedge on to the road.
Mike Doble, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
I was born in Ashburton and spent the first 21 years of my life there until I married a girl from Stoke-on-Trent. In 1973 we moved to Canada but in my heart Ashburton is still my home town.
Barrie, On. Canada
Anyone out there with information about ancestors who were former Portreeves - love to hear from you.
Contact via Town Clerk
Pete Webb, Ashburton
Gulwell - near Peartree & old farmhouse demolished for Dual Carriageway. (message for Lynday Gulwell)
Daintyland - photo wanted (message for Elain Riley) - contact me via town clerk
Pete Webb, Ashburton
Lived in Ashburton from the age of 6months to 14 years. Lived at Beverley Gardens and East Street.left in 1980 but get to visit a couple of times a year and always look forward to it
Jayne Hayton nee Vickery, Durham