Torquay, St John's Church, Picture By Burne Jones 1906
Memories of Torquay
Two ladies wearing hats.. the lady on the left could have been my mother.. but perhaps not. I remember my mother dressed similar... she brought our family through the war years 1939-1945... She is for ever loved.
I was an evacuee sent to Torquay in WW2 with our school from Ealing. Not a very happy time I'm afraid. Do remember watching the bombing of Plymouth from the bedroom window. The local children I think, thought we were from another planet. Also watching horses being shod at the blacksmiths in I think it was Tor.
I went to Astwell Hall with 17 other members of Heatham House Youth Centre and at the time was friendly with one of my female colleagues. In Torquay I was attracted to the girl who organized the trip and we started dating and were married in 1953 and next year celebrate 60 years. I am so sad that the ...Read full memory
I have great memories of ansteys cove in the 50s,and of the hotel Ansteys Manor Hotel, my husband's uncle owned ,we had our honeymoon there,and went back for holiday's with our young daughter,we went down to the cove ,beach, she has just gone on a visit to the cove to capture a moment of a photo we took when she was about 5, so much ...Read full memory