Torquay, St John's Church, Picture By Burne Jones 1906

Torquay, St John's Church, Picture By Burne Jones 1906

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Memories of Torquay

Loving Memories Of A Loving Mother

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.

Heather And Gorse Clog Dancers Perform For The Grand Hotel In Torquay

The front of the Grand Hotel as shown in this view from 1912 is remarkably like the hotel now, in 2008.  Its only when the dancers and musicians of Heather and Gorse Clog Dancers went inside that we found a huge sun lounge, a wide terrace overlooking swimming pools ...Read full memory


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.

A memory of Torquay

Love Bloomed At Astwell Hall

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

A memory of Torquay by Patrick Pyke

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