Picture special: Memories of visits to Torbay and South Devon

Lord Roborough, Lord Lieut of Devon, welcomes the Queen and Prince Philip at Beacon Quay in August 1977

Lord Roborough, Lord Lieut of Devon, welcomes the Queen and Prince Philip at Beacon Quay in August 1977 - Credit: Torquay Museum

Torquay Museum's picture archive has revealed these images of Prince Philip and the Queen on several visits to Torbay and South Devon.

This selection of photographs includes a visit to Torquay Town Hall in May, 1956.

In 1960, Prince Philip was pictured with then Mayor of Torquay John Haarer opposite the ABC Regal Cinema in Castle Circus, Torquay.

He is also seen with Sir Arthur Thomson, then acting president of the British Medical Association, after the annual meeting at which the Duke had presided. The procession is crossing Lymington Road from the doorway of the town hall to the Scientific Exhibition which was held in Upton Vale Baptist School Hall opposite on June 20, 1960.

Another picture shows a visit at the end of that decade - the departure of the Royal Family from Haldon Pier on July 28, 1969. This time the Royal couple brought their children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

The Queen's silver jubilee year saw a visit to Beacon Quay, Torquay, in August, 1977.

And in 1988, the Royal couple were photographed during a visit to Brixham.

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Visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh at Town Hall, Torquay, in May 1956.

Visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh at Town Hall, Torquay, in May 1956.(PR4687) - Credit: Torquay Museum

The Duke of Edinburgh steps out with Sir Arthur Thomson, acting president of British Medical Association, in Torquay

The Duke of Edinburgh steps out with Sir Arthur Thomson, acting president of British Medical Association, after the annual meeting at which the Duke had presided. The procession is crossing Lymington Road from the doorway of the Town Hall to the Scientific Exhibition which was held in Upton Vale Baptist School Hall opposite, on June 20, 1960 (PR7659) - Credit: Torquay Museum

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in Brixham in July, 1988 (PR23844) 

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in Brixham in July, 1988 (PR23844) - Credit: Torquay Museum

The departure of the Royal Family from Haldon Pier on Monday morning, July 28, 1969.

The departure of the Royal Family from Haldon Pier on Monday morning, July 28, 1969. The Queen is escorted by Lord Roborough followed by the Duke of Edinburgh in the uniform of Admiral of the Fleet. Behind their father are Prince Charles and Princess Anne. (PR20563) - Credit: Torquay Museum

Prince Philip and Mayor of Torquay John Haarer opposite the ABC Regal Cinema, Castle Circus, in 1960 (PR3435)

Prince Philip and Mayor of Torquay John Haarer opposite the ABC Regal Cinema, Castle Circus, in 1960 (PR3435) - Credit: Torquay Museum