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Torquay takes sides on Irish Home Rule

The journey towards an independent Ireland was long and troubled. The First Irish Home Rule Bill was introduced in 1886 and defeated in the House of Commons. The Second Irish Home Rule Bill of 1893,…

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Odette Keun in Torquay

It was in the early years of the Second World War that Odette Keun came to live in Torquay. Odette ended up in our town as she had been bombed out of the Mount Royal Hotel in London. Odette was…