Our book Twose, first published in 2023, tells the remarkable story of the Twose family and the Company from its foundation by William Twose in Halberton in 1830 up to the present day. 56 pages long it contains four colour and thirty one black and white illustrations. The book is size A5 and spine bound, printed on 115 gm silk paper with 250 gm silk covers.


Copies are on sale for £6.50 each at Tiverton Museum, the Halberton Farm Shop and on Saturday mornings (10.30 to 12.00) at the Twose Room, Halberton Village Hall.


If you would like a copy posted to you we will charge you the normal price plus postage and packing. For a single copy posted to an address within the UK the cost will be £8.75 (First Class post) or £8.35 (Second Class post). Other quantities and overseas destinations can be quoted on request.

To order please contact us by email making sure you include the following information:

a) Your name

b) The number of copies you require

c) The address to which the book(s) should be posted.

Our email address is all lower case and as spoken is; “historygroup at halberton dot org” (historygroup is all one word)

When we have received your order you will be sent full details on how to make your payment (Please note that bank transfer is easiest for us). Once we have received payment your order will be despatched.

Thank you


Here are links to free PDF booklets and pamphlets published by the Halberton History Group.

Our archives

A list of the archives we hold in the Twose Room

Edward Girdlestone “The Agricultural Labourer’s Friend”, Vicar of St Andrews, Halberton 1862 – 1872

A booklet about the life of Canon Edward Girdlestone, including the story of “The Halberton strife”

A history of the Grand Western Canal in Halberton

An illustrated leaflet about the 200 year history of the canal in the parish

A guide to Manorial Surveys

A two page guide to manorial lands, types of tenure and surveys