WELCOME TO MY WORLD
Hello, I'm Terry Leaman and I'd like to welcome you to my web site.
I live in TORQUAY, in the County of Devon, which is in the South West of England.
In this part of Devon we have our own micro climate and are able to grow, quite successfuly, the Torbay Palm (Cordyline Australis) this one was photographed on Babbacombe Downs on 15th Sept 2004
My main hobbies are Genealogy and local history. You will find links at the bottom of the page that will take you to my Family pages- the LEAMAN family from Widecombe in the Moor and Torquay, and my maternal family of HOOPER from Exbourne and Torquay.
There are various pertinent entries from 19th & 20th Century directories, for Torquay, St Mary Church, Cockington etc. Plus an Index to the 1861 census for the Parish of St Mary Church
You will also find photos and information on my home town of TORQUAY in glorious South Devon, plus some earlier photos from my collection will help give you an idea of what the town was like in the late 1800's and early 1900's
There is also a collection of links to other sites both for genealogy and more information about Devon and Torquay in Particular.
A recently compiled listing, the result of 15 years research by two of our local historians, of World War 2 Military and Civilian dead from Torquay, the military names have been engraved onto new panels which are affixed to the Cenotaph that stands in Princess Gardens, on the sea front. If you know of anyone not listed, but who should be, please let me know at the e-mail address below.
I feel very honoured to be allowed to publish these names on to my web site- please respect the copyright.
I hope you enjoy your visit, if you think you connect with any of the families mentioned, you just want to know something about the area or if any of the links do not appear to work please e-mail me
If, after searching you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact me by e-mail and I'll do my best to help
WORLD WAR 1
A Mystery Roll of Honour from the First World War has been handed over by the War Memorials Trust to Torquay Museum for safe keeping.
Can you help to identify it or any of the people named?
Please note;- that
whilst you are welcome to download any information or images for your own
personal use, downloading or copying any information or images for commercial
use is expressly forbidden without prior consent.
This whole site is © copyright © T. Leaman of Torquay, 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9
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