Torquay Rotarians celebrate centenary with flags from across the world and a cream tea

Torquay Rotary Club has celebrated its 100th anniversary - with flags from around the world and a cream tea.

To mark the occasion, president Graham Doodson presented a hamper of 100 food items to Ian Williams, from the Riviera Life Storehouse food bank, which the club has been supporting through the coronavirus lockdown.

The presentation took place outside the Harbour Point building on Victoria Parade where Torquay Rotary had its first meeting on September 13 1920.

Rotary’s 100 years in Torquay was also marked by immediate past president Maureen Macdonald presenting a cheque for £500 to Andy Milner, manager of the Torbay station of the National Coastwatch Institution, which the club has previously supported.

The small flags adorning the food hamper are among the hundreds presented to Torquay Rotary by visitors to the club from all over the world.

Following presentations, Rotary members and guests enjoyed a cream tea at the Belgrave Sands Hotel where MP Kevin Foster cut a special centenary