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Torquay’s History as a Tourist Destination

The Torquay many of you know and love today started as the Saxon hamlet of Torre. The first signs of a settlement are noted in the Domesday Book. In 1196, a community of monks founded Torre Abbey. Prior to this, it is known that Roman soldiers visited the area, although never settled here. The story of how it became the bustling town in the heart of the English Riviera is a fascinating one.

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Easter Holidays – Celebrate With Our Easter Recipe

After a long, drab winter, the Easter holidays herald the beginnings of Spring and signify brighter days ahead, giving us all something to look forward to. But have you ever wondered how the Easter bunny came about? Some of the traditions which have evolved over the years seem to have very tenuous links to the original Christian celebration and the exact origins of the Easter bunny are clouded in mystery. Continue reading