A glimpse of popular Torbay spots in times past

Torbay Weekly

Torbay in its mid-20th century glory - these pictures are from Torquay Museum's archive.

They show our Bay as it was but all of the familiar spots are instantly recognisable.

The Imperial Hotel looks majestic, as goes the Grand Hotel. Nearby Kings Gardens boating lake is caught on camera too.

The now-closed Redgate Beach was one of the best and busiest beaches in Torbay. Today's picture shows bathers arriving by boats to enjoy the cove.

Images of the ever-popular Babbacombe Downs and Brixham are featured.

The images were among those presented to Torquay Museum by Torre Abbey in the 1980s.

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