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Beaches, Torquay: 6 reviews and 18 photos
An amusing story about Torquay beach, there is only a beach there because building sand is shipped in every year to make the beach. A few years ago there was a national competition to find the best beach in Britain for building sand castles. Strangly Torquay won! I wonder why, hmmmm?
On Babbacombe Beach the Murder of Miss Keyes took place in 1884 by John Lee who became known as John Babbacombe Lee. They tired to hang him 3 times each time failed to kill him. He became known as "The man they could not hang". When he was released from prison in 1907, he fled to America with a barmaid, leaving his wife & children in a work house & died there in 1945. Nice chap!
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