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Is Torre Abbey a Monastery?

Is Torre Abbey a monastery? Did it have monks or canons and is there a difference? First some Devon history. The earliest Saxon churches were modest wooden structures and many now lie under the st…

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The Tragedy of Talitha Pol

The Speakeasy Cinema is screening the 1964 film The System in The Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey on Thursday 19 August. Starring Oliver Reed and Jane Merrow and filmed on location across Torbay, ticket…

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Keeping an eye on freedom safety measures

Following calls on the Government by healthcare organisations for face masks to be mandatory in healthcare settings, Specsavers says that it too will be retaining its safety measures instore and durin…

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25000th call to Torbay Community Helpline

Any day now, the Torbay Community Helpline will take its 25,000th call since it was set up at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. Initially, it was staffed by teams from the charity and the vo…

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Torquay’s Oldest Pub?

    'The Hole in the Wall' is promoted as, "the oldest pub in Torquay". The marketing continues, "This historic tavern has been serving the likes of smugglers, men-of-the-sea and business men since…