Demolition of Torquay Hotel, 1970s (PD/2)

SWiB Reference PD/2
Accession Number 22
Coverage Temporal 1970s
Type Photographic

Administrative Detail -

Torquay is often referred to as the 'Queen of the Riviera'. For centuries a popular destination for coastal holidays, Torquay was the birthplace and home of internationally- renowned crime writer Agatha Christie, and is steeped in history, from the awe-inspiring caves of Kents Cavern, to the World War II slipways at Beacon Quay.

This collection of photographers were deposited by the son of one Mr Kelly who worked on the demolition of the Hotel in the 1970s and who is featured in many of the images.

Scope and Content

Collection of photographs relating to the demolition of the Hotel and Marine Spa.

Access -

Open access.

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Reproduction Conditions

Reproduction from scanned surrogates of originals where copyright does not apply.


Description compiled by Stacey Dyer, Archivist, 26 August 2009.


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