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South West Collection

Background imageSouth West Collection: Coaches and cars mingle in the Lymington Road coach station, Torquay, in August 1951

Coaches and cars mingle in the Lymington Road coach station, Torquay, in August 1951

Background imageSouth West Collection: Cheltenham Gas Works circa 1920s

Cheltenham Gas Works circa 1920s

Background imageSouth West Collection: Chef Keith Floyd at The Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay April 1992

Chef Keith Floyd at The Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay April 1992

Background imageSouth West Collection: A view of the Brixham quays before the new fish market was built

A view of the Brixham quays before the new fish market was built. This picture was taken in 1967 and shows the old Upham shipyard on the opposite shore

Background imageSouth West Collection: The Dart paddle steamer Compton Castle. 1980s

The Dart paddle steamer Compton Castle. 1980s

Background imageSouth West Collection: Bristol Maternity Hospital, 1970s

Bristol Maternity Hospital, 1970s

Background imageSouth West Collection: The Fortune of War pub in Plainmoor, Torquay survived a bomb at the junction of St

The Fortune of War pub in Plainmoor, Torquay survived a bomb at the junction of St Marychurch Road and Warbro Road, Torquay during the Bank Holiday raid which destroyed houses further up the road in

Background imageSouth West Collection: Military vehicles in Abbey Road, Torquay in July 1949. Adverising signs - Ovaltine

Military vehicles in Abbey Road, Torquay in July 1949. Adverising signs - Ovaltine Guinness and Oxydol

Background imageSouth West Collection: The old Cockington Primary School, Torquay pictured in March 1967

The old Cockington Primary School, Torquay pictured in March 1967

Background imageSouth West Collection: New recruits to the Royal Navy write their first letter home to tell their people of

New recruits to the Royal Navy write their first letter home to tell their people of their safe arrival at HMS Raleigh, the navys training barracks at Torpoint in Cornwall. 21st December 1942

Background imageSouth West Collection: A lorry from the Hercules Bakery seen here outside Priday Metford mill, Gloucester docks

A lorry from the Hercules Bakery seen here outside Priday Metford mill, Gloucester docks. Circa 1920

Background imageSouth West Collection: Beacon Cove, Torquay. August 1980

Beacon Cove, Torquay. August 1980

Background imageSouth West Collection: Jim Davidson at the wheel of his Princess boat on Torquay Marina20th July1987

Jim Davidson at the wheel of his Princess boat on Torquay Marina20th July1987

Background imageSouth West Collection: Astronomer Patrick Moore at Torquay Boys Grammar School. 18th November 1993

Astronomer Patrick Moore at Torquay Boys Grammar School. 18th November 1993

Background imageSouth West Collection: Bristol Old Market about 1908 - showing trams and the Empire Theatre

Bristol Old Market about 1908 - showing trams and the Empire Theatre

Background imageSouth West Collection: Torquay Harbour 1969

Torquay Harbour 1969

Background imageSouth West Collection: A photograph taken in February 1959 of the Kingskerswell Arch on the Newton Road

A photograph taken in February 1959 of the Kingskerswell Arch on the Newton Road. The arch was demolished in 1964. road

Background imageSouth West Collection: Illuminated crown on The Centre, Bristol, to celebrate coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Illuminated crown on The Centre, Bristol, to celebrate coronation of Queen Elizabeth II June 1953

Background imageSouth West Collection: The Kingstonian, pictured here at the Quay Head (now Cascade Steps

The Kingstonian, pictured here at the Quay Head (now Cascade Steps) offered trips up river to Beeses Tea Gardens and Hanham and Keynsham locks throughout the 1950s and 60s

Background imageSouth West Collection: HMS Norfolk a County-class heavy cruiser Circa 1939

HMS Norfolk a County-class heavy cruiser Circa 1939

Background imageSouth West Collection: Brixham fishing boats in the outer harbour in December 1985

Brixham fishing boats in the outer harbour in December 1985

Background imageSouth West Collection: Auctioneer Arthur THomas conducting business at Brixham fishmarket in the 1980s

Auctioneer Arthur THomas conducting business at Brixham fishmarket in the 1980s

Background imageSouth West Collection: A delayed action photo taken on Gloucester Road, Bristol during the blackouts caused by

A delayed action photo taken on Gloucester Road, Bristol during the blackouts caused by the three day week during the miners dispute of 1974

Background imageSouth West Collection: Volunteers from the Friends of Bristol Horses Society ( now HorseWorld

Volunteers from the Friends of Bristol Horses Society ( now HorseWorld) collecting for the charity on a flag day in the 1950

Background imageSouth West Collection: Torquay Regatta Fair along Victoria Parade in the early 1950s

Torquay Regatta Fair along Victoria Parade in the early 1950s

Background imageSouth West Collection: Author Agatha Christie addressing the dignatories at Galmpton primary school

Author Agatha Christie addressing the dignatories at Galmpton primary schools official opening in September 1971

Background imageSouth West Collection: Footballer Tommy Northcott, Torquay United 1958-66

Footballer Tommy Northcott, Torquay United 1958-66

Background imageSouth West Collection: Royal Navy fleet anchored in Torbay and floodlit in July 1969

Royal Navy fleet anchored in Torbay and floodlit in July 1969

Background imageSouth West Collection: Princess Elizabeth (soon to be Queen) paying an official visit to Wills

Princess Elizabeth (soon to be Queen) paying an official visit to Wills tobacco factory in Bedminster, Bristol in 1950

Background imageSouth West Collection: The Rotunda in use as a war hospital. Oldway Mansion Paignton. Circa 1916

The Rotunda in use as a war hospital. Oldway Mansion Paignton. Circa 1916

Background imageSouth West Collection: The widening of the main Torquay to Paignton road at Gas Works Hill nearing completion

The widening of the main Torquay to Paignton road at Gas Works Hill nearing completion. It has entailed the construction of a huge retaining wall over 4 ft in thickness at a total cost of £ 11

Background imageSouth West Collection: The Torquay Road at Hollacombe, Paignton in about 1910 when trams

The Torquay Road at Hollacombe, Paignton in about 1910 when trams and horses competed for road space

Background imageSouth West Collection: The bottom end of Market Street, Torquay in the early 1960s showing the Manor Inn

The bottom end of Market Street, Torquay in the early 1960s showing the Manor Inn and C & F Watt shops

Background imageSouth West Collection: Pollards Ice Cream factory in February 1973. Newton Abbot, Devon

Pollards Ice Cream factory in February 1973. Newton Abbot, Devon

Background imageSouth West Collection: The 400 Ballroom on Torquay harbourside in the late 1950s

The 400 Ballroom on Torquay harbourside in the late 1950s. Eric Delaney was a popular band leader Poster advertising " Mornng Beat Sessions"

Background imageSouth West Collection: Distin Court in Winner Street, Paignton in 1932 with the Baptist Church beyond

Distin Court in Winner Street, Paignton in 1932 with the Baptist Church beyond

Background imageSouth West Collection: Chew Magna Reservoir dries to a trickle during the 1976 drought

Chew Magna Reservoir dries to a trickle during the 1976 drought

Background imageSouth West Collection: Maggs and Co department Store on Queen Road, Bristol Circa 1950

Maggs and Co department Store on Queen Road, Bristol Circa 1950

Background imageSouth West Collection: HM The Queen Elizabeth visits Bristol. 1985 HM the Queen

HM The Queen Elizabeth visits Bristol. 1985 HM the Queen, performed the official opening ceremony of the Maritime Heritage Centre. 26th July 1985

Background imageSouth West Collection: A picturesque, but long gone, corner of old Bristol, this photo shows Steep Street in

A picturesque, but long gone, corner of old Bristol, this photo shows Steep Street in the 1850s

Background imageSouth West Collection: German U boat that was captured and shown off in Bristol city docks in 1918 1st December

German U boat that was captured and shown off in Bristol city docks in 1918 1st December 1918

Background imageSouth West Collection: Statue of Edward Colston, English Slave Trader, merchant

Statue of Edward Colston, English Slave Trader, merchant, philanthropist and Conservative Member of Parliament, erected in The Centre in Bristol, England, created by sculptor John Cassidy (1895)

Background imageSouth West Collection: Schoolgirls from Colstons Girls School in Bristol celebrate Colston Day with a

Schoolgirls from Colstons Girls School in Bristol celebrate Colston Day with a traditional Colston bun, also known as MV Day

Background imageSouth West Collection: Park Street, Bristol in September 1946 still showing signs of the series of German air

Park Street, Bristol in September 1946 still showing signs of the series of German air raids on the city a year after the conflict ended 1st September 1946

Background imageSouth West Collection: The remains of the West Street Baptist Church following the Luftwaffe air raid

The remains of the West Street Baptist Church following the Luftwaffe air raid on the city on the night of the 24th November 1940

Background imageSouth West Collection: Firemen dampen down fires in Wine Street, Bristol which was devastated by high explosive

Firemen dampen down fires in Wine Street, Bristol which was devastated by high explosive and incendiary bombs dropped on the city on the night of 24th/25th November 1940

Background imageSouth West Collection: Clearing the debris of Barton Warehouse, Stokes Croft, Bristol following the first heavy

Clearing the debris of Barton Warehouse, Stokes Croft, Bristol following the first heavy Luftwaffe raid on the city. 25th November 1940

Background imageSouth West Collection: Lennards Shoe shop, Queens Road, Bristol is left a burnt out shell following

Lennards Shoe shop, Queens Road, Bristol is left a burnt out shell following the Luftwaffes raid on the city. The blitz of Bristol began on the night 24th November 1940



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