Torcross, Devon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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.

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