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 Post subject: Re: Torquay
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:29 am 
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Michael, like you I prefer local & rustic kind of places.
Whilst I prefer the traditional look of the hotel you worked in, the design for new Corbyn Head / Phyllis Court looks very much like what they built in place of the old Palm Court Hotel on seafront ….which suspiciously burnt down after being empty for a while and then voila! the new planning application was accepted! (hmmm can we trust Torbay council?)
I can't upload pics here, hope these links work.

Palm Court looked the same as this for many years :
https://goo.gl/images/vuR9ta

then it burnt down.... https://goo.gl/images/tEHTnc

now it looks like this, https://goo.gl/images/LChuuB

and to be honest those cafes underneath always have people sitting outside even in the winter! it has rejuvenated a prime seafront area.
https://goo.gl/images/GgJ7mY

There's a lot of new development being planned for Torquay, some is ok, some I am not keen on at all!


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 Post subject: Re: Torquay
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:14 am 
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I liked it the way it was Lynn. Maybe it's just nostalgia working! :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Torquay
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:34 pm 
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People are very divided in Torquay. Some love the new designs, some are campaigning against the new developments. One group is taking Torbay council to court over the proposed hotel on the harbourside which will be 11 storeys tall, incorporate the Pavilion as the reception area, and Cary Green as a car park.
https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/torquay/
http://www.njg.co.uk/news/harbour-hotel ... d-further/

I don't like the Torwood Street plans (by the clocktower), but those lovely shops & buildings have been boarded up for about 10 years, so at least something is happening at last.
http://torquayonline.com/posts/torood-s ... -now-time/


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 Post subject: Re: Torquay
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:08 pm 
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I shall have to make another visit to Torquay & inspect it all! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Torquay
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:43 pm 
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You'd be very welcome Helen :)


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 Post subject: Re: Torquay
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:06 pm 
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Michael, what would Commander Bond say about this?!? The Corbyn Head Hotel / Phyllis Court is soon to be demolished. I'm not in Torquay at the moment (in Turkey) but I saw it on facebook - maybe you can access it Michael ? …. the group is called Torbay Undiscovered, Lost, Forgotten, Unloved!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/696163483853621/
scroll down to Adam Richard Corkill's post - lots of comments, you might find someone you used to work with!! :D

edit Ps hope this link works for you, to the original post https://www.facebook.com/groups/6961634 ... 172114176/


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 Post subject: Re: Torquay
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:04 am 
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Thanks Lynn, that's interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Torquay
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Michael you got a mention today on FB group "Torquay in Pictures". Someone posted your photo of Phyllis Court hotel and credited you for the pic. It's re-sparked the debate about development of the site.

https://www.facebook.com/Torquayinpictu ... 472569031/


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 Post subject: Re: Torquay
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:15 am 
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Lynn wrote:
Michael, what would Commander Bond say about this?!? The Corbyn Head Hotel / Phyllis Court is soon to be demolished.


We drove past today, the bulldozers are in there knocking it down. I didn't have my camera ready. End of an era!
btw Phyllis Court always makes me think of linny's mum phyllix <3>
edit - oh.... <3> equals "heart" on FB, here it just says <3> :lol!:


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 Post subject: Re: Torquay
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Just accidentally watched a bio on Agatha Christie on NPR (good reliable National Public Radio operated by private donation, arts and liberal leaning), and she was from Torquay! It looked idyllic Lynn. Thought of you and just love dear Agatha!!

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kalinnyx wrote:
Just accidentally watched a bio on Agatha Christie on NPR (good reliable National Public Radio operated by private donation, arts and liberal leaning), and she was from Torquay! It looked idyllic Lynn. Thought of you and just love dear Agatha!!

We've been to her house, Greenway. Beautiful setting overlooking the River Dart. In non-COVID times you can walk round the house, nice to see personal belongings such as her typewriter on the desk in the study. A few times we picked wild garlic in the gardens. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:04 pm 
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Oh thank you for that link Lynn, she was one of Phyllix's favorite authors and therefore, I was exposed. Just love her and we are dreaming about our 50th celebration
that we may do in our 45th year (life is short, celebrate often and early, right?)...there is a Viking cruise that goes all over the British Isles...
Dreaming BIG!!! When this is over or at least manageable.


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 Post subject: Re: Torquay
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When you said 'Viking Cruise', I imagined you travelling like this...... :lol: :lol: :lol:
http://the-wanderling.com/longship09.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Torquay
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In my best dreams!!!!!!!! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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