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Parkfield Group

About the group A small school group based in Parkfield House, Paignton, Torbay. Doing a local history project about Torbay beaches.

Created 13 March 2014

This is the film showing the group researching using this website, their local reference library and on location around Torbay.

Susan H
Friday 25th of July 2014 11:27:49 AM
This is an aerial shot from the sea looking at Torquay inner harbour and the new marina

Susan H
Thursday 22nd of May 2014 11:01:04 AM
This picture was taken 1900s from Vane Hill showing before the development of the sea front as it is today (2014)

Susan H
Thursday 22nd of May 2014 10:13:00 AM
This picture is taken from the same location as the picture below, Vane Hill, Torquay in early 1900s. It shows the the pavillion and other buildings not there in the original and the use of the inner harbour and marina.

Susan H
Thursday 22nd of May 2014 10:03:56 AM
Construction of Goodrington Prom 1929 - 1931

picture 1 is cliff head looking East

picture 3 sea wall construction

Susan H
Monday 19th of May 2014 11:26:30 AM
The end result of all the hard labour by the Welsh miners brought in to do the construction of Goodrington prom and rock walk. Today used by fishermen both local and holiday makers to catch mackerel and much more.

Susan H
Monday 19th of May 2014 11:26:30 AM
Goodrington Prom construction September 1929 - 1930

Picture 2 shows removing cliff head

picture 4 sea wall construction

Susan H
Monday 19th of May 2014 11:22:26 AM
This picture shows some of the many paths in the background snaking down the cliff (see the person to the left) to the prom where beach huts sit in the summer. Also the geology of the cliffs is laid bare to see the effects of when it was a tropical coral reef, a forest and when the continents crashed the vertical rocks.

Susan H
Monday 19th of May 2014 11:22:26 AM
Construction of Goodrington Prom 1931

picture 5 view of sea wall construction

Susan H
Monday 19th of May 2014 10:22:12 AM
This picture was taken May 2014. You can see the prom as it looks today with the wall round the cliff.

Susan H
Monday 19th of May 2014 10:22:12 AM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 01:35:52 PM
Protesters campaigning against further developments of the harbor. They told us about the " three ugly sisters" seen in the previous photos.



They are opposed to a new block of flats a and carpark on the green.

dan.l2000
Thursday 15th of May 2014 01:35:52 PM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 01:30:56 PM
This shows the harbor side from a bridge in Torquay which crosses the harbor entrance.



The three blocks of flats on the horizon to the right are known locally as the "three ugly sisters". We met a group of protesters campaigning against further development of the harbor

dan.l2000
Thursday 15th of May 2014 01:30:56 PM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 01:21:52 PM
This was taken form the wheel seen in previous photographs.



It shows the bay in the background with Brixham on the left and Paignton on the right.



In the harbor the boats are all pleasure boats. there are on fishing boats to be seen

dan.l2000
Thursday 15th of May 2014 01:21:52 PM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 01:14:33 PM
This photograph was taken from the roof of the Regina hotel in Torquay. English heritage provided some money to complete restoration work on this hotel.



this picture shows Torquay harbor.

dan.l2000
Thursday 15th of May 2014 01:07:22 PM
The big wheel in the background is a recent attraction on the sea front. The flats on the hill top and carpark are also new additions during the last 50 years so they are not visible in the original photograph

dan.l2000
Thursday 15th of May 2014 01:14:33 PM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:21:33 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:15:32 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:15:13 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:14:51 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:14:27 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:14:03 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:13:36 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:13:15 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:12:52 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:12:28 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:11:38 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:10:46 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:10:20 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:10:01 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:09:39 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:09:15 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:08:55 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:08:36 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:08:16 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:07:56 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:07:36 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:07:05 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:06:45 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:06:22 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:05:51 AM
Torquay library archives with Mark

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:05:15 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:04:35 AM
Torquay

Susan H
Thursday 15th of May 2014 10:03:44 AM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:19:17 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:19:00 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:18:42 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:10:57 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:10:35 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:10:19 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:10:01 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:09:47 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:09:35 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:09:24 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:09:10 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:08:59 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:08:46 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:08:32 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:08:20 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:08:06 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:07:54 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:07:36 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:07:21 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:06:47 PM
TORQUAY

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:06:33 PM
Photograph taken by the group from the big wheel Torquay

Susan H
Monday 12th of May 2014 02:05:22 PM
July 1967 Torre Abbey sands, Torquay. Balloon in the background shows height of proposed hotel.

Susan H
Thursday 3rd of April 2014 11:23:45 AM