Riviera People – Laurence Frewin, Life at the College

Apr 5, 2020 | No Comments

Riviera People – Laurence Frewin, Life at the College South Devon College was originally founded in 1931. After a period in the doldrums, it has become one of the most successful Further Education Colleges in England. Anita Newcombe dropped by for a chat with its ambitious new Principal & CEO. I’ve arrived at the smart […]

Riviera People – Sue  Pudduck

Riviera People – Sue Pudduck

Apr 3, 2020 | No Comments

Riviera People – Sue Pudduck Commonwealth Games medallist in fencing, sailing instructor and watersports specialist, Sue Pudduck is now a trustee for Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust. I’m meeting Sue at her home high above the river at Kingswear. It’s a beautiful day and I stroll up the steps, admiring her pretty terrace, garden and […]

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

Apr 1, 2020 | No Comments

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

Apr 1, 2020 | No Comments

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 […]

Riviera People – Basil Greenwood- Entering the Ice Age

Riviera People – Basil Greenwood- Entering the Ice Age

Mar 31, 2020 | No Comments

Torquay Museum’s Director, Basil Greenwood reveals his plans for a new Ice Age Gallery and explains that the museum’s collections offer a striking insight into human evolution and climate change.

Riviera People – Mackenzie Moulton, Police Diver, Artist, Author & Musician

Riviera People – Mackenzie Moulton, Police Diver, Artist, Author & Musician

Mar 31, 2020 | No Comments

Riviera People – Mackenzie Moulton, Police Diver, Artist, Author & Musician Mackenzie Moulton, with his wife Kay, arrived in Brixham nearly four years ago after a career and life experience of startling variety.  Anita Newcombe pops by to discover more about his fascinating life and why he has chosen Brixham as the perfect place to […]

Antique Valuation Day – Torre Abbey, 20th June

Jun 12, 2019 | No Comments

Television antique expert Adam Partridge is well known for his regular appearances on Flog It!, Bargain Hunt and Dickinson’s Real Deal, but on the 20th June he will be in Torquay with several of his specialist valuers to advise on all areas of art, antiques & collectors’ items.

Brixham Art Society Art Exhibition

Brixham Art Society Art Exhibition

Apr 25, 2019 | No Comments

Art Exhibition by Brixham Art Society Brixham Methodist Church 15 Fore Street Brixham TQ5 8DB Mon 20th – Sat 25th May. 10.00am – 4.00pm daily. Free Admission.  Art Exhibition by Brixham Art Society in the lovely surroundings of Brixham Methodist Church. Featuring a wide range of paintings, prints and greetings cards. Original work by local […]

Who will be the Last Team Standing?

Who will be the Last Team Standing?

Aug 29, 2018 | No Comments

Who will be the Last Team Standing? – Oddicombe Beach, 8 September, Midday. This superb summer is simply ideal for what’s coming next on Oddicombe Beach.  Back for a third year running is the increasingly popular Last Team Standing competition at Oddicombe.  Great fun to take part in and a joy to watch. Saturday 8 […]

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