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  Torquay Pavillion
by freya_heaven

The wonderful Edwardian Pavilion on Torquay promenade was built in 1912 as a theatre and dancing hall, the writer Agatha Christie met her first husband here at a dance in 1913.

This gorgeous building has had many uses over the years, theatre, cinema, dance hall, bingo hall, roller skating rink. Due to the building not being looked after it was closed in 1976 and was considered for demolition. It the reopened as an ice skating rink for 4 years. I actually used to go skating here during that period (but it was awful wax not real ice!). The building was then in 1987 re opened as a shopping centre after being sympathetically renovated as it is today, with a great restuarant upstairs and on the terrace. I have spent many hours on the terrace in the summer over the years.

Lots more history of the pavillion on the below web site.


Torquay waterfront

Website: http://www.albanyward.com/Torquay.html

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  • Updated Mar 8, 2005
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