I've just been to Living Coasts at Torquay and afterwards walked up through Fleet Walk and Union Street to see how the town was looking. I once lived in Paignton and my wife was born and brought up in Torquay (our dentist is still there) so know the area well.
Is it me or is the town either going rapidly downhill or not keeping up with the times? I have never seen so many empty shops in a towns main street, why does is still not have a large multi screen cinema complex and a "proper" swimming pool and will Kingkerswell ever be by-passed?
I noticed both Travelodge and Premier Inn are building - is that a sign that the days of the traditional seaside hotel are over?