OLD TRANSPORT IN TORQUAY
Click on any image to view larger version
Torquay & District Motor Omnibus Co steam Bus, pictured at St Mary Church circa 1905. In the background, on the left is the Hampton Court Hotel, central between the lamps is the memorial to Dr Chilcott.
Torquay Road Car Company steam bus ca 1907. Photograph actually taken at Ellacombe Green, the houses in the background are Ellacombe Terrace
Opening day of Torquay Tramways Company system April 4th 1907. Photo shows trams lined up on Victoria Parade, with Strand, Terrace and St John's Church in background.
Another photo taken on Tramways opening day. When opened the Torquay tram system used the Dolter system of studs in the roadway instead of overhead wire
Tram No 12, taken on an unknown date, but still operating on Dolter system
The Strand in Torquay, with the Mallock Memorial Clock tower, and tram No 15 passing by. Note the tram line layout and overhead lines
Tram No 13 at the top of Manor Road St Marychurch in about 1930
Torquay Seafront with Rock Walk as a backdrop. Great Western Railway bus travelling towards Paignton. Date pre 1911 as no overhead tram lines
Charabanc of The Grey Cars (undated but probably mid 1920s)
Another Grey Car , this picture is dated 1924
AND FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
C. J. Dimond & Son
What can I say, except this is the firm my Grandfather worked for, for many years. Date, probably mid 1920s from Registration number
To Return to Front Page