Wellswood

7th July 2015

St Matthias Church 1905

In 1905 there were few buses and no trains until 1907. The gentry were well served by horse cabs. This rank was situated opposite St Matthias Church.
7th July 2015

Ilsham Tea Gardens

Ilsham Tea Gardens opened by Mr and Mrs Gregg soon after WW1.
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Eastman’s Butchers 1900

The staff of Eastman’s Butchers posing outside the Ilsham Road shop in 1900.
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Houses were built on Ilsham Road

Houses were built on Ilsham Road between the shopping arcade and Kents Caven between the end of the 1800s and 1920. Children posing there in 1905.
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Millionaires Row

The official party ride along what later became Millionaires Row, where luxury houses for the rich and famous were developed.
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Torre Abbey Sands in the 1920s

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Facilities at Ansteys Cove

The Thomas family operated the tea house bathing cabins and boating facilities at Ansteys Cove.
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Ilsham Road shopping parade in 1905

Mainly small, privately owned businesses served the local area from late in the 19th century as they still do today. Wellies is now located at the end of the road on this picture, just before the corner.
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Ilsham Marine Drive

Torquay finest vintage point of panoramic views of the bay was opened at this ceremony on 1st March 1924 by Sir Henry Maybury from the Ministry of Transport. Watched by Mayor George Iredale and borough engineer Henry Garret.
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Ilsham Road blizzard

Ilsham Road experiencing the exceptional blizzard which swept the Westcountry in March 1891.
7th July 2015

A warm sunny day at Ansteys Cove 1910