Torbay Libraries

Torbay Libraries / Events / Sat 18 Mar 2017 to Sat 21 Jul 2018 (1 year)

Torquay Library Local History Group

Torquay Library Local History Group

Torquay Library’s local history have undertaken a number of interesting projects in the past year, including researching Chapel Hill in Torre. Examination of the myths and legends surrounding the enigmatic ruins and the archaeological and historical evidence related to its history led to the production of a new local studies leaflet. A member of the group has also written text for another new leaflet on the Bread Riots that occurred in Torquay in the 19th Century.

Most recently, the group has begun work on an exciting new project investigating the blue Minton signs found in many places around the bay, with the aim of recording their location and securing funding for the repair and conservation of any that are damaged or lost.

Whether you have a long standing or recent interest in Torbay's history and heritage, you'll be welcome to join us at our monthly meetings on the 3rd Saturday of every month, 10.00 - 12.00. Free!

Event Location

Torquay Library

Lymington Road

Telephone: 01803 208 300