Tiverton is an established industrial town in the centre of Mid Devon. In its hey-day, Tiverton was made prosperous by the wool trade, and later became a major manufacturing centre.

Tiverton’s history is intimately connected to the rest of the world. The town’s heritage includes stories of refugees, ex-slaves, foreign entrepreneurs, prisoners of war, European Voluntary Service farmworkers, entertainers and soldiers.

Explore the Timeline to learn about the wide range of people who have travelled to Tiverton from places such as the Americas, India, Slovenia, Italy, Vietnam, Kenya and Hong Kong.

Today, Tiverton is home to many different people, from a wide range of cultural and family backgrounds.

In 2020, Telling Our Stories interviewed some of them about their memories, their stories, and their experiences of coming to and living in Tiverton.

Explore the Stories tab to hear their voices.

Latest Tiverton community stories

Latest Tiverton community stories

Ana Lodge

Ana Lodge

Ana Lodge Brazilian, Italian, American Heritage Ana Lodge is of Brazilian, Italian and American heritage, and was born in Holland. Today, Ana lives in Tiverton and works for North Devon Sunrise, a CIC which celebrates diversity of identity and offers support to a wide...

Angela Howard and Melina Trilbridge

Angela Howard and Melina Trilbridge

Angela Howard and Melina Trilbridge Yugoslavian Heritage Angela Howard and Melina Trilbridge were born in Tiverton to Danilo Maglov, a Yugoslav European Voluntary Worker who settled permanently in Tiverton after WWII. Angela and Melina discuss what they know of their...

Dale Snow

Dale Snow

Dale Snow Yugoslavian Heritage Dale Snow was born in Tiverton and discovered at the age of seven that her father was from Yugoslavia. In this interview, she talks about her father, Franc Rozic, and the circumstances that led his father to banish him from the family...

Ana Lodge

Ana Lodge

Ana Lodge Brazilian, Italian, American Heritage Ana Lodge is of Brazilian, Italian and American heritage, and was born in Holland. Today, Ana lives in Tiverton and works for North Devon Sunrise, a CIC which celebrates diversity of identity and offers support to a wide...

Angela Howard and Melina Trilbridge

Angela Howard and Melina Trilbridge

Angela Howard and Melina Trilbridge Yugoslavian Heritage Angela Howard and Melina Trilbridge were born in Tiverton to Danilo Maglov, a Yugoslav European Voluntary Worker who settled permanently in Tiverton after WWII. Angela and Melina discuss what they know of their...

Latest Tiverton project galleries

Latest Tiverton project galleries

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