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

Peter Colman, talking about Danilo Maglov

Peter Colman, talking about Danilo Maglov

Peter Colman worked at the local Heathcoat Yarns factory where he was apprenticed to Danilo Maglov, a European Voluntary Worker from present-day Croatia who settled permanently in Tiverton after WWII. In his interview, he talks about his memories of Danilo (Danny),...

Ana Lodge

Ana Lodge

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 range of communities in North Devon. She enjoys...

Angela Howard and Milena Trowbridge

Angela Howard and Milena Trowbridge

Angela Howard and Milena Trowbridge were born in Tiverton to Danilo Maglov, a Yugoslav European Voluntary Worker who settled permanently in Tiverton after WWII. Angela and Milena discuss what they know of their father’s wartime experiences and his life in Tiverton...

Peter Colman, talking about Danilo Maglov

Peter Colman, talking about Danilo Maglov

Peter Colman worked at the local Heathcoat Yarns factory where he was apprenticed to Danilo Maglov, a European Voluntary Worker from present-day Croatia who settled permanently in Tiverton after WWII. In his interview, he talks about his memories of Danilo (Danny),...

Ana Lodge

Ana Lodge

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 range of communities in North Devon. She enjoys...

Latest Tiverton project galleries

Latest Tiverton project galleries

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