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“If Christ came to Ellacombe?”

“The people of Ellacombe had better renounce the name of religionists, and call themselves ‘alcoholists’.”   One of the impressions we have of Victorian Torquay is of a deeply religious socie…

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Aunt Belle visits Torquay

“I have seen more luxury since being in Torquay than in all my previous life, and I know I never saw such pitiable poverty before.” We don’t have a lot of information on what it was really like…