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  TCCT - Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust Site - Home Page
We are a local, independent charity dedicated to looking after Torbay’s wildlife, countryside, coast and heritage.
Our aims are to protect land, conserve nature and strengthen the bonds between the people and the natural world of Torbay.
We manage 1850 acres of country parks, nature reserves, woodland, farmland and coastline in Torbay.
www.countryside-trust.org.uk   (203 words)

The name Torbay (Tor Bay) refers to a bay of the same name in Devon, England, and was given to Torbay in Newfoundland because the 2 bays resembled each other.
There is arable land, particularly in the valleys stretching back from the coast, and residents of Torbay grew crops, primarily root vegetables, and kept some livestock.
In 1820 a road was completed from Torbay to St John's which enabled area farmers to sell their produce in the city.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&TCE_Version=A&ArticleId=A0011130&mState=1   (265 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Torbay (IPA:) is an east-facing bay, at the western most end of Lyme Bay in the south-west of England, situated roughly midway between the cities of Exeter and Plymouth.
Torbay, as an administrative area, was created in 1968 as a County Borough, from the amalgamation of the Boroughs of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
Torbay is bordered by the South Hams to the south and west, and by Teignbridge to the north.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Torbay   (665 words)

 First Torbay Settlers
Their stay in Torbay came to a sudden end in 1696 when French soldiers from Placentia burnt their homes and drove then out of the colony along with all the inhabitants of St. John's and surrounding area.
There is a further reference to a Richard Codner at Torbay in court documents from 1762 (concerning a loss of a quantity of fish and oil).
It is not surprising that Torbay's earliest settlers became discouraged by the difficulties of living in Torbay and attracted to more promising homes, disappeared leaving no traces behind them.
www.angelfire.com /rock3/shelleyobrienfamtree/settlers.html   (2094 words)

 History : HMS Torbay : Trafalgar Class : Fleet Submarines (SSN) : Submarine Service : Operations and Support : Royal ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Torbay also evacuated 125 allied troops from Crete in Aug 1941 and bombarded enemy shore positions whenever the opportunity arose- on one occasion destroying a reconnaissance aircraft on its' airstrip at Solermma.
In carrying out her duty that year Torbay was damaged on three occasions; by shore battery during a bombardment, by depth charge and by an air raid on Algiers in April 1943 that forced Torbay to return to Gibraltar under tow for repairs.
On July 10th 1943 Torbay was part of an armada of 276 vessels of all types that took part in "Operation Husky"- the landings on Sicily, for which she received battle honours.
www.royal-navy.mod.uk /server?show=nav.2513&outputFormat=print   (1143 words)

 The Lifeboat House
Torbay has been served by Lifeboats since 1866 and Brixham has provided the base for lifeboats since that time.
The Station was granted the Freedom of the Borough of Torbay in 1988.
Torbay is among the busiest lifeboat stations in the Country and can expect around 100 launches in any one year.
www.torbaylifeboat.org.uk   (470 words)

 Torbay or not Torbay - Nats the question - Opinion - smh.com.au
The very next night his nemesis, Richard Torbay, the unofficial leader of the state independents, was hosting his big fund-raising dinner in Armidale.
Torbay had invited a clutch of mayors and community leaders from throughout NSW whom he has been encouraging to run in a string of coastal and rural seats from the border to the Central Coast.
There were nearly 500 people at Torbay's bash on Saturday night and the local media delighted in pointing out the breadth of his support: the Wright grazing dynasty was there; so were the Onslows, decendents of the Macarthur-Onslows.
www.smh.com.au /news/opinion/torbay-or-not-torbay--nats-the-question/2006/06/18/1150569206199.html   (1015 words)

 Torbay Council Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Torbay Council are one of only a hand full of authorities to notify people about new and decided planning applications in their wards via email.
Torbay was awarded Fairtrade Borough status by the Fairtrade Foundation in recognition of the significant contribution that Torbay has made to supporting Fairtrade.
On Thursday 3 May 2007, Torbay Council will hold elections to elect councillors for the next four years and for the first time Brixham will hold Parish council elections.To find out more about voting at the local elections or if you are interested in standing as a candidate please visit the Local Elections page.
www.torbaydirect.com /index.htm   (247 words)

 British Submarines of World War Two - HMS/M Torbay   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Torbay was on patrol west of Greece in March 1942, when a convoy of troopships was sighted.
Here she stopped, trimmed down till only the conning tower was above the surface, and began to charge her batteries with her stern towards the moon in order to present the smallest possible silhouette.
There was nothing for it now but to wait for daylight, in the hope that the sun would reveal them tucked away in a remote part of the anchorage.
web.ukonline.co.uk /chalcraft/torbay.html   (511 words)

 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Submarine HMS Torbay of the T class
Torbay's periscope was sighted first by GA 45 which dropped 5 depth-charges very close.
Later Torbay surfaced intending to dispose of GA 45 with her gun but the German vessel was very alert and opened an accurate fire as soon as the submarine surfaced and forced her to break off the action.
HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck) sinks a Greek sailing vessel with gunfire south of Lemnos Island, Greece.
www.uboat.net /allies/warships/ship/3498.html   (1441 words)

Torbay is a borough in the South of Devon (about 40 miles east of Plymouth).
Torbay is named after the bay which the three towns are built around (Tor Bay).
From the bay looking left you see the old fishing town of Brixham, looking straight ahead in the town of Paignton and on the right is the 'city-like' town of Torquay.
members.tripod.com /qab/torbay2.html   (93 words)

 Watershed Torbay: News
The Van Der Meulen's were recipients of funding from the Torbay Catchment Group in 2006, to fence a stream, install a stream crossing and fence remnant vegetation.
The group was selected for the "Watershed Torbay project"; a five year project of planning, research and community involvement that resulted in the development of a catchment restoration plan.
The Torbay Catchment Group was competing against three other groups from around Australia, including another finalist from Western Australia, the Cape to Cape Catchment Group based at Margaret River.
www.torbay.scric.org /news.html   (1344 words)

 BBC - Devon - Sport - Torbay bids for Olympic role
Torbay Council is putting forward the resort's case for being used as a training base - and officials are optimistic, saying Torbay is ideally placed as a venue.
Torbay Development Agency is working closely with Torbay Council's Cultural Services Department, the resort's yacht clubs and a wide range of private sector organisations in preparing a business plan to demonstrate that Torbay is the ideal location to host sailing preparation camps.
Torbay Council and the Torbay Development Agency have been working in partnership to regenerate the harbours at Brixham and Torquay.
www.bbc.co.uk /devon/content/articles/2005/07/06/torbay_olympics_feature.shtml   (482 words)

 SDHCT » Choosing Torbay Hospital
Because of its success in reducing waiting times in many specialties, patients are travelling from neighbouring areas to Torbay Hospital for earlier treatment, for example cataract operations.
Torbay Hospital has been a Beacon site for thrombolysis, pioneering pre-hospital clot-busting treatment for heart attack patients with the Westcountry Ambulance Service.
Torbay Hospital enjoys views inland to the moors and over the holiday resort of Torquay (on the English Riviera) to the sea.
www.sdhct.nhs.uk /chooseTorbay   (178 words)

 List of Applications for Torbay | Ofcom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A full local service dedicated to listeners in Torbay combining a wide variety of classic and contemporary music together with high-quality, locally-produced news, detailed weather reports, comprehensive traffic and travel and a distinctive range of speech and information features focussed on matters of local interest and relevance.
Torbay 106.8 FM will be a truly local music led station with news, information, sport and features relevant to the Torbay area and a great range of hit music from the last 40 years.
Torbay’s truly local radio station; a broadly appealing full service with news, information and talk centred around everyday life in Torbay.
www.ofcom.org.uk /radio/ifi/rbl/car/ifmapps/torbay/applications_torbay/?view=Welsh   (366 words)

 Torbay Civic Society : Homepage
To stimulate public consciousness and appreciation of the beauty, history and character of Torbay and it's surroundings.
The Torbay Civic Society is a Civic Trust Registered Society as well as a Registered Charity.
Torbay Civic Society hold many events from Coffee Mornings to the un-veiling of plaques etc.
www.torbaycivicsociety.co.uk /default.asp   (284 words)

 TCCT - Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust Site - Home Page
The Nature of Torbay highlights the 9 priority habitats and 7 priority species in Torbay, describes the issues currently identified as threatening these habitats and species and sets out the main objectives and targets for their future conservation.
In Torbay we have an array of important habitats and species on our doorstep; from caves to ancient woodland and sandy shore to limestone grassland.
In 1996 a partnership of nature conservation organisations came together to assess the priority habitats and species of Torbay and agreed a framework to focus future work on biodiversity in the Bay in both terrestrial and marine environments.
www.countryside-trust.org.uk /lbap.htm   (523 words)

 Torbay Council - Torbay Council Web Site
Torbay Council has successfully prosecuted two local caravan parks who had failed to meet basic safety standards for its residents.
Families from across Torbay are coming to the end of their journey discovering how to write and design their own book for use with their children.
Torbay Council welcomes your views on the draft strategy, and has launched a six week consultation period running from 19 October – 30 November 2007.
www.torbay.gov.uk   (427 words)

 Welcome to the Torbay Museum
Torbay is home to the most startling features and its declaration as a National Historic Site, combines an interesting landscape with a rocky shoreline and rolling meadows that make a serene setting for a friendly, family town.
Nestled among this vast scenery is the Torbay Museum.
Because of this the original room was made to look like the living room of a Torbay house at about the turn of the century.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Academy/9793   (1113 words)

 Age Concern Torbay make it through to UK final of National Lottery Awards (12.09.06)
Age Concern Torbay’s Handyperson project has triumphed through to the UK final of The National Lottery Awards 2006 after being voted the West and South West’s favourite Lottery-funded project.
Age Concern Torbay realised that many older residents in the area were losing their independence due to their inability to carry out small practical tasks in their own homes.
Robin Causley, Director of Age Concern Torbay, is delighted to be through to the UK finals, saying: "Thanks to Lottery funding, the Handyperson service has proved invaluable to many older people by allowing them to remain independent in their own homes.
www.ageconcern.org.uk /AgeConcern/9F9476D1577A433CBBE6AF428E8D5EC1.asp   (678 words)

 Torbay Torquay Paignton Brixham coast guide, Torbay attactions.
Torbay is made up of three towns, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham which all have their own character and charm and overlook Torbay itself.
The Torbay area is also known as 'The English Riviera' as it resembles the original Riviera to some extent with its sweeping boulevards, inner harbour and palm trees.
Torquay is built on several hills that drop down to the sea and the long crescent shaped beach front that runs around most of the bay.
www.ukcoastguide.co.uk /torbay.htm   (664 words)

 Torbay Civic Society : About
The Torbay Civic Society is a registered Charity and an affiliated member of the national Civic Trust movement.
With the help of the Torbay Council established an Agatha Christie Heritage Room at Torre Abbey, Torquay where memorabilia, souvenirs and many of her books may be seen.
In may 1986 in conjunction with Torbay Council created a heritage room for memorabilia of the renowned Singer family in the vestibule of Oldway Mansion.
www.torbaycivicsociety.co.uk /society/about.asp?db=2   (554 words)

 Torbay School
Torbay School serves the whole community of pupils, parents and schools in Torbay.
It is equipped to aid the educational recovery of pupils who have previously experienced severe and prolonged problems at school due to their emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Above all, we aim to become a recognised centre of excellence where high quality education, training and personal development are at the heart of all our activities for the benefit of the whole school community.
www.torbayschool.torbay.sch.uk /vision.html   (477 words)

 Town of Torbay
The coat of arms of Torbay, Newfoundland is the same as that of Torbay, England.
The mural crown is familiar in civic arms as a symbol of local government, its red colour indicates that of the Devon earth.
Blue is one of the livery colours of the arms of the Borough of Torquay and of Paignton UDC and also prominent in the unofficial arms of Brixham UDC, whose blue and gold livery recalls, in the colours of the arms of Nassau, the historic landing of William III at Torbay.
www.town.torbay.nf.ca /abouttorbay-coatofarms.html   (381 words)

 Torbay - A visitor's guide to accommodation, towns, villages, pubs, activities, attractions and beaches around Torbay ...
Torbay, with it's three towns - the 19th-century resorts of Paignton and
Paignton, the oldest of the three towns is in the centre of Torbay, and the
Brixham nestles in the rugged cliffs at the southern end of Torbay.
www.holidaytorbay.co.uk /hall.html   (165 words)

 Aspect Education
Torbay is a popular holiday area on the English Riviera, made up of three charming towns - Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
Our partner school is located in Paignton, a friendly, attractive seaside resort with a sandy beach which provides an excellent environment in which to study English.
The Torbay area is also conveniently situated just an hour from Cornwall and the stunning Dartmoor National Park.
www.aspectworld.com /schools.asp?Goto=ENG,TBY   (147 words)

 Torbay groups win Big good cause funding   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Two Torbay projects are getting Lottery cash from the Big Lottery Fund as part of a total package of £3,635,100 benefiting 28 community and voluntary groups across the South West region announced today.
The project will provide an essential foundation for Black and minority ethnic people in Torbay to engage proactively in creating an environment which reduces their vulnerability as victims of racial harassment and violence and facilitate their engagement as stakeholders in community processes designed to improve their quality of life and address the effects of racism."
Torbay Citizens' Advice Bureau will get £118,279 to provide a CAB outreach services from a range of GP surgeries in wards with high levels of deprivation in Torbay.
www.biglotteryfund.org.uk /pr_280206_torbay_groups_win_big_good_cause_fu.htm?medium=4®ioncode=d   (642 words)

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