A Drowning Took Place Here!

placeholder gif[Flying boat off shore at Torre Abbey Sands]

My mother was born in 1903 in Torquay and spent her life there. There was no sea wall on Torquay seafront and she remembers when there was a terrible storm and a postman delivering post to the Livermead House Hotel was picked up by a huge wave and swept into the sea and drowned. Even though a lot of work has been done on the sea defences traffic is still diverted from the front in stormy weather. I remember once being on a double decker bus when a mighty wave went over the top of the bus, I was terrified!

Written by Margaret Brinicombe

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Title Value
Written by Margaret Brinicombe
Organisation Paignton Preservation Society
Contributor   Margaret Brinicombe  
Identifier ref 838
Creator   Remington's. Photo Service  
Format   postcard photograph; 129 mm x 230 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Paignton  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Maritime. Transport. Aviation  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords aeroplanes boats coastline seafront promenade