Riviera Heritage – Bishopsteignton – Home to Nelson’s Admirals

Riviera Heritage – Bishopsteignton – Home to Nelson’s Admirals

Apr 1, 2020 | No Comments

Riviera Heritage – Bishopsteignton – Home to Nelson’s Admirals Torbay has a fascinating naval history and many families of naval men lived in the area.  Bishopsteignton, with its stunning estuary views and close proximity to the Bay, became home to some rather discerning Nelsonian admirals.   Historian, Writer and Speaker Jenny Ridd tells us more. “Dear […]

Riviera Heritage – Torquay’s Victorian Vegetarians

Riviera Heritage – Torquay’s Victorian Vegetarians

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Riviera Heritage – Torquay’s Victorian Vegetarians In the heady days when Torquay was the richest town in England, it was also the home of many committed vegetarians. Kevin Dixon tells us more. During the nineteenth century visitors to Torquay could stay at ‘Tardeo House’ on Avenue Road and be served “good vegetarian cookery”, enjoy “good vegetarian apartments” on […]

Riviera People – Viscount  Plumer

Riviera People – Viscount Plumer

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Riviera People – Viscount Plumer Herbert Plumer, 1st Viscount Plumer became a senior British Army Officer in the First World War, having spent his formative years in Torquay. He won an overwhelming victory at the Battle of Messines creating what was termed ‘the loudest explosion in human history’. Ian Handford of Torbay Civic Society tells […]

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