Pictorial glimpse into Torquay’s past

The coach station and car park near the town hall, Lymington Road (PR35105)

The coach station and car park near the town hall, Lymington Road (PR35105) - Credit: Archant

A glimpse at tourism in Torbay of yesterday is this week's pictorial treat from Torquay Museum.

A display of products from Longpark Pottery (PR19357)

A display of products from Longpark Pottery (PR19357) - Credit: Archant

These old images show life around the Bay in bygone times.

The coach station and car park in Lymington Road looks very busy as holidaymakers flocked to the town.

The visitors would have enjoyed the Livermead Cliff Hotel, pictured here on a postcard, and visit to Longpark Pottery for a souvenir of their annual trip to the seaside.

The fourth picture shows life going on shortly after a train accident at Livermead in 1962, no doubt involving - but hopefully not injuring - holidaymakers.

A postcard of the Livermead Cliff Hotel (PR24822.131)

A postcard of the Livermead Cliff Hotel (PR24822.131) - Credit: Archant

Photographs from Torquay Museum's archive can be purchased by quoting their PR number to enquiries@torquaymuseum.org. The museum is a registered charity and the money raised goes to looking after the collections.

A railway accident on the bridge at Livermead, Torquay, in August, 1962 (PR7086)

A railway accident on the bridge at Livermead, Torquay, in August, 1962 (PR7086) - Credit: Archant

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