Newton Abbot C&W shops under threat of demolition

NEWTON Abbot’s former GWR carriage & wagon repair shops are facing demolition after the local authority granted planning permission for a new supermarket on the site.

The well-known buildings – the backdrop to thousands of railway photographs over the last century – date from the early-1890s and are considered by many to be integral to the historic fabric of this important railway town.

A backdrop to thousands of photographs over the decades, Newton Abbot’s former GWR carriage & wagon workshops are threatened with demolition. On June 30, 1951 2-6-2T No. 5157 and ‘Castle’ No. 5041 Tiverton Castle head for Dainton with a westbound express. RAILWAY MAGAZINE ARCHIVE

Campaigners are seeking a judicial review to overturn the decision. The Save Our Shed campaign has been launched to raise funds to meet the required ‘community contribution’ of up to £10,000.

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Contributions should be sent to Save Our Shed by BACS payment (sort code 77-68-62, account number 01596660) or by cheque payable to: Save Our Shed, c/o 20 Forde Close, Newton Abbot TQ12 4AF.

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