Back to the Future
As you drive around the bay you may well be forgiven for missing the small blue plaques that adorn some of the more historical buildings in the locality. The plaques traditionally commemorate the place where a famous person once lived or worked in Torbay.
The Torbay Civic Society are responsible for erecting and siting the blue plaques in our area, however they do much more than this. The plaques may be the physical evidence of their work, but the Society were set up to promote and stimulate public consciousness and appreciation of the beauty, history and character of Torbay and it’s surroundings. To do this they constantly monitor the historical heritage of Torbay and liaise with Torbay Council planners to ensure that wherever possible buildings of note are retained or at best converted in a sympathetic way. Society Chairman Ian Handford is proud to launch a new website for the society, which promotes local interest in all of the plaques and the famous people who have been awarded a Blue Plaque in the bay. Torbay Civic Society commissioned local web design experts luketom.com to build & manage the new website.
Over the years the Society has produced glossy leaflets for every plaque. Each one gives Information about the history of the person / place featured. This new site will allow visitors to buy the leaflets on-line click here. You can buy the whole set or a single copy. Furthermore, the interactive map on the web site will show at a glance where all of the plaques are positioned and will allow users to quickly and easily access all of the information relating to it.