During World War II Torquay was regarded as safer than the towns of South East England, and played host to evacuees from the London area.Torquay did still suffer bomb damage during the war, mainly from planes dumping excess loads after participating in the Plymouth Blitz.In September 1915 King George V and Queen Mary visited.After the war had ended, Great Western Railway launched an advertising campaign to attract tourists to Torquay, and this helped the town grow to a major South coast resort.Hand axes found in Kents Cavern date to 450,000 years ago, and a maxilla fragment known as Kents Cavern 4 may be oldest example of a modern human in Europe.Roman Soldiers are known to have visited Torquay at some point during the period when Britain was a part of the Roman Empire, leaving offerings at a strange rock formation in Kent's Cavern, known as 'The Face'.
Recently Torquay has seen an increase in foreign visitors, and is now a major destination for foreign exchange students.Around the clock we give interested people the opportunity to take part in any event of the world, and to be inspired by all the events that matter most to people.earth TV does not simply awaken my curiosity, it does not just surprise me time and again, earth TV keeps inspiring me with a unique way to connect the world live.Welcome to the English Riviera, famous for it's temperate, year round Climate. Torquay and Torbay are the ideal holiday destination for all ages from the young to the young at heart.It has a mild microclimate, and cabbage trees (often erroneously dubbed "Torbay Palms") are a notable feature of the area.
They were introduced into the area in 1820 from New Zealand and since then have flourished. Torquay is also set along a coastline renowned for its beaches, having no fewer than nine popular beaches.The second phase in the expansion of Torquay began when Torre railway station was opened on 18th December 1848.