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Torcross, Devon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Torcross and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Widdecombe House

I and a few other chidren were sent from Portsmouth authorities to this school which was for malajusted children. Mr Benions was the principle and it was run on the lines of a Rudolf Steiner School. We had no schooling and were made to work scrubbing and cleaning all day. The punishments were tremendous. We tried to get ...Read full memory

A memory of Torcross by Diana Earley

Widdicombe Childrens Home

Anyone who knows or went to Widdiecombe Home, can you get in touch, do you have some photos, or memories. I went there as a young boy 6 years old, hope to hear from someone, hoping to visit all around south Devon shortly. I remember goingto the beach, and seeing the lighthouse as it always shone in the home.