Torquay Then & Now

Torquay Then & Now

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"Torquay Then & Now" presents a photographic record of one of the country's foremost tourist destinations. With black and white images carefully selected from the impressive archives held at Torquay Library, readers can readily compare views taken by eminent photographers during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with current scenes photographed and reproduced in full colour by the author, who also provides expert commentary on the changing face of the resort much lauded as 'The Queen of the English Riviera'. Residents and visitors alike will appreciate the evolving history, either wandering down memory lane or contemplating the rapid development of business and leisure facilities that have occurred in the early part of the twenty-first more

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  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 172 x 238 x 16mm | 439.98g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0752463179
  • 9780752463179
  • 1,041,899

About Mike Holgate

Mike Holgate, since graduating with an honors degree from Plymouth University in 1988, has combined three careers as a part-time reference librarian, semi-professional entertainer and local history author. His research on Devon's most infamous criminal John Lee was used by Granada Television for the crime series In Suspicious Circumstances in 1995 and a BBC Radio Devon play A Shadow of Doubt - the story of the Man They Couldn't Hang in more

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