The Seawall

placeholder gif[1948 Olympiad Yachting - Sightseers line the beaches and promenades, enjoying the sunshine]

I can remember before they finished building the seawall along here. On one occasion the tide was flowing right across the road and on to Torre Abbey lawns.It was even coming up beneath the ground around the ornamental bridges that at the time were set up on the lawns.

There is a well known local story of a postman who was drowned while delivering to an address next to the Grand Hotel. I think this was in about 1901.

Written by Margaret Brinicombe

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Title Value
Written by Margaret Brinicombe
Organisation Paignton Preservation Society
Contributor   Margaret Brinicombe  
Identifier ref 639
Date   1948  
Format   greyscale glossy photograph; 154 mm x 206; offset caption  
Coverage   Devon. Torbay  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Maritime. Ceremony. Sport. Regatta  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords Torre Abbey Sands seaside promenade beach