A glimpse of popular Torbay spots in times past

Boys with boats on the lake at Kings Gardens, Torquay

Boys at the Kings Gardens, Torquay, boating lake. - Credit: Torquay Museum

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.

Brixham harbour scene.

Brixham harbour scene. - Credit: Torquay Museum

Babbacombe Downs.

Babbacombe Downs. - Credit: Torquay Museum

The Imperial Hotel.

The Imperial Hotel. - Credit: Torquay Museum

The Grand Hotel, Torquay

The Grand Hotel, Torquay - Credit: Torquay Museum

Redgate Beach

Redgate Beach - Credit: Torquay Museum