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Penhale Camp

Penhale Camp, near Holywell Bay about six miles outside of Newquay originally developed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 1939 as an emergency measure to train anti-aircraft gunners. Evidence of the gun sites, searchlight […]


Spirit of the West

Spirit of the West Theme Park previously known as Frontier City, a former American Wild West theme park in Cornwall. Closed in 2009 ..


Ottermill Switchgear

Ottermill Switchgear ​Attempting to revive the local economy, Sir George Yonge and Sir John Duntze, Members of Parliament and joint Lords of the Manor launched a scheme in 1788 to build a new manufactory at […]


Palace Hotel Torquay

The Palace Hotel Torquay created in the 1920s from a villa built for the Bishop of Exeter . In 1921 the building is purchased by George Hands who was at the time a Birmingham Industrialist who […]


Stover Park (Ilford Park)

Stover Park camp as its known is one of 45 camps/hostels ran by the National Assistance Board catering for the needs of displaced Polish people who survived the war the traumas of deportations into the […]


Totnes Dairy

The Brunel buildings (Totnes Dairy) used for various storage purposes including, during the early parts of the 20th century, as a warehouse for Symons Cyder. In 1934 the complex of buildings taken over by Daws […]


Torrington Dairy

Torrington Dairy Crest sits in Taddiport and was part of the dairy crest group. This site is huge and spans over two buildings, one for processing and the other was for distribution. A walk inside […]


Glitterball House

After walking down a country footpath we spotted Glitterball House on the side. This sorry looking building has seen better days After climbing over a small bank of mud we were in the garden. Looking […]

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