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    A little travelogue feature presenting Torbay - new resort along the 20 mile stretch of South Devon coast.

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    Torbay (Torquay, Brixham and Paignton), South Devon.

    Travelogue along the 20 mile stretch of South Devon coast presents attractions of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton as well as some villages along the coast. Each town is presented with the usual travel shots, and to make Torbay more attractive, famous people and various events are presented. In Torquay, where "international entertainer Max Bygraves chose to stay", one can watch waiters' race at Hotels Day. Waiters are seen racing with trays along the street.

    In Brixham, where composer Lionel Bart stays, firm tradition of Elizabethan age is kept. Vintage cars are exhibited, replica of Golden Hind is anchored in harbour and Brixham's fishing fleet provides excellent food for tourists. Bikini babes and kids playing with sand are seen at Paignton beach.

    The 'buzziest' place, after all, is Torquay. Lovely Cockington village for romantics, golf course where one rubs shoulders with celebrities (Val Doonican, Sid James and Arthur Askey on golf course) or mingle through the crowd at Carnival Time.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:50:00 / 01:46:47:00
    CP 714

Comments (2)

  1. RoyK51 says

    Lionel Bart is actually at the Imperial Hotel, Torquay. The gentleman with the loud hailer starting the waiters' race is the manager of the Queens Hotel, Peter Clare. He later managed the Belgrave Hotel, which is now the Premier Inn.

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  2. Mr Bryan says

    The family in the film were from Torquay, the two girls Lisa and Suzanne now live in the USA, The parents owned the Castle Health Studio

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