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

Memories of Torquay


Re Shrublands my son was born there in September 1958 when it was in a large house in Morgan Avenue just up from Castle Circus. The house is still there but it is now a drug rehabilitation centre.

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 hotel is (...Read full memory)

My family (Isaac..Reg, Lilian, June, Pat, aunty Mary, uncle Denny, and cousins Andrew and Mark and Grandad Isaac) used to holiday in this hotel each year from about 1968 to 1975. I have some wonderful childhood memories of Astwell Hall and can remember a lady called Miss Cotton ran the hotel in the early days before a (...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 (...Read full memory)

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