World food restaurants open 

World food restaurants open 

In 1969 two men from Hong Kong opened the first Chinese restaurant in Tiverton.   Mr Li Fang Sang and Mr Tony Lee opened Tiverton’s first Chinese restaurant in 1969. It was called the Mui Kong. The two men were from Hong Kong and the restaurant opened to great...
A Yugoslavian Wedding in Tiverton

A Yugoslavian Wedding in Tiverton

In May 1949,  Mr Peter Manjlovic and Miss Olga Kush, two European Voluntary Workers, were married at St Peter’s Church. From the Devon and Somerset News – May 18th 1949: YUGOSLAVIAN WEDDING Interesting ceremony in Tiverton Two European Volunteer Workers, who met at...
American soldiers in Tiverton

American soldiers in Tiverton

During WW2 Tiverton was home to black and white GIs. During World War Two Tiverton hosted a number of American soldiers. By 1943 Tiverton was home to both Black and White American GIs, who were housed separately in different parts of the town. Several news reports...
Indian Silk Merchant in Tiverton

Indian Silk Merchant in Tiverton

News reports from the early 20th century indicate a growingly diverse population in the town: including Phuman Singh, a silk merchant from India. A news report from the Western Morning News describes a series of events surrounding a silk merchant named Phuman Singh...
Belgian refugees and POWs in the town

Belgian refugees and POWs in the town

During the First World War, Tiverton was home to a number of Belgian refugees. During the First World War, refugees were placed in the town, with records indicating that 5 Belgian children were sent to Blundell’s School.  Records show that from November 1914 to spring...