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    Been living here in Torquay now for almost five years. Interesting place, the locals are mainly white and keep to themselves.

    Things do certainly move at a slower pace around here. Always noticed that since the day we moved here. Not surprising really for a chap like me who comes from Southall, West London

    Anyone on here ever visited Torquay?

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    Stayed in a hotel there once - awful place. Come breakfast time, the waiter got my order completely wrong, got paella instead of porridge. The proprietor came out and slapped him round the head, explaining to me that he was from Barcelona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Stayed in a hotel there once - awful place. Come breakfast time, the waiter got my order completely wrong, got paella instead of porridge. The proprietor came out and slapped him round the head, explaining to me that he was from Barcelona.
    Was this Hotel near to the Harbor?

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    Southall to Torquay. Now there's a culture shock

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    I really can't remember now, it was the seventies. I remember being disappointed with the view from the bedroom window - no Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and no herds of Wildebeest sweeping majestically past
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crackles View Post
    Southall to Torquay. Now there's a culture shock

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    Yes that sounds nearly about right. Took me a while to get used to this place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southall-1998_mk2 View Post
    Yes that sounds nearly about right. Took me a while to get used to this place.

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    I imagine your restaurant and takeaway options became somewhat restricted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crackles View Post
    I imagine your restaurant and takeaway options became somewhat restricted.

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    Not really. Plenty enough decent takeaway shops locally. The Cod & Chips is marvelous! But Hi-Fi shop options here is awful....extinct! Years ago Torquay would had some lovely Hi-Fi shops.

    But you never know what the future brings, eh!

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    Fair enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    I really can't remember now, it was the seventies. I remember being disappointed with the view from the bedroom window - no Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and no herds of Wildebeest sweeping majestically past
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