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E.Tucker of Newton Abbot - Vent Van

Price £16.99

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E.Tucker of Newton Abbot, GW Style Vent Van, No.42

Brown body, white lettering, dark red and black shadows

In 1831, Edwin Tucker and his wife Elizabeth acquired an Ashburton business, comprising seed merchant, commercial malting house, and an agricultural supplies enterprise. Each of the three components grew. Soon, Edwin became a director of the emerging local railway company, the Buckfastleigh, Totnes & South Devon Railway. He subsequently opened new premises, first at Ashburton Station (1876) and later adjacent to Newton Abbot Station (1900). Tucker’s Maltings in Newton Abbot continued into the 21st Century, one of the last malting houses still processing grain in the traditional manner.  

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