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Bygones Collection

"Bygones: A Glimpse into the Past Through Captivating Moments" Step back in time with Chef Keith Floyd at The Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay in April 1992

Background imageBygones Collection: The old Cockington Primary School, Torquay pictured in March 1967

The old Cockington Primary School, Torquay pictured in March 1967

Background imageBygones Collection: Chef Keith Floyd at The Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay April 1992

Chef Keith Floyd at The Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay April 1992

Background imageBygones Collection: A smokey view with the typical scene of bottle ovens and kilns during the industrial

A smokey view with the typical scene of bottle ovens and kilns during the industrial period of Stoke on Trent - Pottery - Potteries - Pot Banks Picture taken circa 1950

Background imageBygones Collection: A view of the Brixham quays before the new fish market was built

A view of the Brixham quays before the new fish market was built. This picture was taken in 1967 and shows the old Upham shipyard on the opposite shore

Background imageBygones Collection: The Dart paddle steamer Compton Castle. 1980s

The Dart paddle steamer Compton Castle. 1980s

Background imageBygones Collection: Military vehicles in Abbey Road, Torquay in July 1949. Adverising signs - Ovaltine

Military vehicles in Abbey Road, Torquay in July 1949. Adverising signs - Ovaltine Guinness and Oxydol

Background imageBygones Collection: A lorry from the Hercules Bakery seen here outside Priday Metford mill, Gloucester docks

A lorry from the Hercules Bakery seen here outside Priday Metford mill, Gloucester docks. Circa 1920

Background imageBygones Collection: Beacon Cove, Torquay. August 1980

Beacon Cove, Torquay. August 1980

Background imageBygones Collection: Jim Davidson at the wheel of his Princess boat on Torquay Marina20th July1987

Jim Davidson at the wheel of his Princess boat on Torquay Marina20th July1987

Background imageBygones Collection: Astronomer Patrick Moore at Torquay Boys Grammar School. 18th November 1993

Astronomer Patrick Moore at Torquay Boys Grammar School. 18th November 1993

Background imageBygones Collection: Suffragettes in Hastings 1914

Suffragettes in Hastings 1914
Lantern slide showing suffragettes standing in high street of Hastings advertising a speech to be given by Mrs Pankhurst at the Royal Concert Hall in St Leonards on the subject of the German Peril at

Background imageBygones Collection: Torquay Harbour 1969

Torquay Harbour 1969

Background imageBygones Collection: A photograph taken in February 1959 of the Kingskerswell Arch on the Newton Road

A photograph taken in February 1959 of the Kingskerswell Arch on the Newton Road. The arch was demolished in 1964. road

Background imageBygones Collection: Brixham fishing boats in the outer harbour in December 1985

Brixham fishing boats in the outer harbour in December 1985

Background imageBygones Collection: Auctioneer Arthur THomas conducting business at Brixham fishmarket in the 1980s

Auctioneer Arthur THomas conducting business at Brixham fishmarket in the 1980s

Background imageBygones Collection: Torquay Regatta Fair along Victoria Parade in the early 1950s

Torquay Regatta Fair along Victoria Parade in the early 1950s

Background imageBygones Collection: Author Agatha Christie addressing the dignatories at Galmpton primary school

Author Agatha Christie addressing the dignatories at Galmpton primary schools official opening in September 1971

Background imageBygones Collection: Footballer Tommy Northcott, Torquay United 1958-66

Footballer Tommy Northcott, Torquay United 1958-66

Background imageBygones Collection: Royal Navy fleet anchored in Torbay and floodlit in July 1969

Royal Navy fleet anchored in Torbay and floodlit in July 1969

Background imageBygones Collection: The Derby Co-Op store, East Stret, Derby seen here preparing for Christmas in the 1970s

The Derby Co-Op store, East Stret, Derby seen here preparing for Christmas in the 1970s

Background imageBygones Collection: The Rotunda in use as a war hospital. Oldway Mansion Paignton. Circa 1916

The Rotunda in use as a war hospital. Oldway Mansion Paignton. Circa 1916

Background imageBygones Collection: The widening of the main Torquay to Paignton road at Gas Works Hill nearing completion

The widening of the main Torquay to Paignton road at Gas Works Hill nearing completion. It has entailed the construction of a huge retaining wall over 4 ft in thickness at a total cost of £ 11

Background imageBygones Collection: The Torquay Road at Hollacombe, Paignton in about 1910 when trams

The Torquay Road at Hollacombe, Paignton in about 1910 when trams and horses competed for road space

Background imageBygones Collection: The bottom end of Market Street, Torquay in the early 1960s showing the Manor Inn

The bottom end of Market Street, Torquay in the early 1960s showing the Manor Inn and C & F Watt shops

Background imageBygones Collection: Pollards Ice Cream factory in February 1973. Newton Abbot, Devon

Pollards Ice Cream factory in February 1973. Newton Abbot, Devon

Background imageBygones Collection: The 400 Ballroom on Torquay harbourside in the late 1950s

The 400 Ballroom on Torquay harbourside in the late 1950s. Eric Delaney was a popular band leader Poster advertising " Mornng Beat Sessions"

Background imageBygones Collection: Distin Court in Winner Street, Paignton in 1932 with the Baptist Church beyond

Distin Court in Winner Street, Paignton in 1932 with the Baptist Church beyond

Background imageBygones Collection: 617 Squadron at RAF Scampton as they prepare to leave for Goose Bay in Canada

617 Squadron at RAF Scampton as they prepare to leave for Goose Bay in Canada. 31 August 1971

Background imageBygones Collection: A lorry from the Hercules Bakery seen here outside Priday Metford mill, Gloucester docks

A lorry from the Hercules Bakery seen here outside Priday Metford mill, Gloucester docks. Circa 1920

Background imageBygones Collection: Children play on the slag heap at Berry Hill May actually be picking coal

Children play on the slag heap at Berry Hill May actually be picking coal April 1965

Background imageBygones Collection: Edwardian elegance at Torquay Regatta Fair Circa 1910

Edwardian elegance at Torquay Regatta Fair Circa 1910

Background imageBygones Collection: Seven Stars Inn, Highweek Street, Newton Abbot. June 1968

Seven Stars Inn, Highweek Street, Newton Abbot. June 1968

Background imageBygones Collection: The Grand Hotel and Corbyn Head Torquay Circa 1940s The elm trees fell victim to

The Grand Hotel and Corbyn Head Torquay Circa 1940s The elm trees fell victim to Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970s

Background imageBygones Collection: Brixham trawlers gather for the annual blessing of the sea in October 1953

Brixham trawlers gather for the annual blessing of the sea in October 1953

Background imageBygones Collection: June 1949 - Buckfastleigh Races

June 1949 - Buckfastleigh Races

Background imageBygones Collection: The demolition of the Marine Spa, Torquay. 28th May 1971

The demolition of the Marine Spa, Torquay. 28th May 1971

Background imageBygones Collection: Coaches and cars mingle in the Lymington Road coach station, Torquay, in August 1951

Coaches and cars mingle in the Lymington Road coach station, Torquay, in August 1951

Background imageBygones Collection: The old Torquay coach station shelter being dismantled in May 1971

The old Torquay coach station shelter being dismantled in May 1971

Background imageBygones Collection: Bygone pictures of South Devon College, Paignton taken between 1965 and 1967

Bygone pictures of South Devon College, Paignton taken between 1965 and 1967

Background imageBygones Collection: Imperial Hotel, Torquay 14 November 1963. t a white seagull flies over the Imperial

Imperial Hotel, Torquay 14 November 1963. t a white seagull flies over the Imperial
Imperial Hotel, Torquay 14 November 1963.t a white seagull flies over the Imperials West Wing as two of the Beatles - George Harrison and Ringo Starr - take the air on their balcony

Background imageBygones Collection: Conservative MP Anthony Steen, centre, with his wife Carolyn

Conservative MP Anthony Steen, centre, with his wife Carolyn and Labour candidate Graham Morris in the 1983 election for the South Hams constituency 9th June 1983

Background imageBygones Collection: Its March 1970 and work has begun extending the harbour at Brixham to provide

Its March 1970 and work has begun extending the harbour at Brixham to provide improved fish landing facilities. Oxen Cove has yet to be reclaimed

Background imageBygones Collection: Hollicombe gas works. 1936

Hollicombe gas works. 1936

Background imageBygones Collection: Winner Street, Paignton before the fire of June 1927

Winner Street, Paignton before the fire of June 1927

Background imageBygones Collection: Torquay Pavilion front view, in 1971. Showing bus, bus stop

Torquay Pavilion front view, in 1971. Showing bus, bus stop and pavilion with theatre posters

Background imageBygones Collection: Comedian Mike and Bernie Winters and their supporting cast ready for the summer season at

Comedian Mike and Bernie Winters and their supporting cast ready for the summer season at the Princess Theatre, Torquay in 1973

Background imageBygones Collection: Map of the world, laid out in concrete in the grounds of Audley Park school

Map of the world, laid out in concrete in the grounds of Audley Park school, Torquay in 1939. The map is figurative with the Americas on the right

Background imageBygones Collection: Printers of the Herald Express in 1991 with the press which used to roll up to seven

Printers of the Herald Express in 1991 with the press which used to roll up to seven times a day. Newspaper printing



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"Bygones: A Glimpse into the Past Through Captivating Moments" Step back in time with Chef Keith Floyd at The Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay in April 1992, as he enchants diners with his culinary prowess. Marvel at a view of the bustling Brixham quays before the new fish market was built, capturing the essence of a thriving fishing industry. Transport yourself to the 1980s aboard the Dart paddle steamer Compton Castle, relishing in an era when leisurely cruises were all the rage. Travel further back to July 1949 and witness military vehicles parading through Abbey Road, Torquay. Advertisements for Ovaltine adorn buildings, offering a glimpse into post-war life. Join Jim Davidson on Torquay Marina on July 20th, 1987, as he takes control of his Princess boat and navigates through sparkling waters - a moment filled with excitement and adventure. Immerse yourself in nostalgia as you visit Beacon Cove in August 1980. Feel the warmth of summer days while basking under clear blue skies. Experience an enlightening encounter with renowned astronomer Patrick Moore at Torquay Boys Grammar School on November 18th, 1993. Witness his passion for celestial wonders igniting young minds. Uncover history's trailblazers as suffragettes gather defiantly in Hastings during tumultuous times in1914. Their unwavering spirit continues to inspire generations today. Witness daily life unfold outside Priday Metford mill at Gloucester docks where a Hercules Bakery lorry stands proudly amidst industrial smoke—a testament to hard work and craftsmanship. Delve into Stoke-on-Trent's rich pottery heritage captured by smokey views adorned with bottle ovens and kilns—an iconic scene that once shaped local communities' livelihoods Celebrate footballer Tommy Northcott's legacy from his tenure at Torquay United between 1958-66.