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The old Co-Op diary being demolished in 1978 to make way for the new Herald Express

The old Co-Op diary being demolished in 1978 to make way for the new Herald Express


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The old Co-Op diary being demolished in 1978 to make way for the new Herald Express

The old Co-Op diary being demolished in 1978 to make way for the new Herald Express offices on Barton Hill Road, Torquay

Torquay Herald Express
Mirrorpix
Torquay
Devon
United Kingdom

Media ID 21765015

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Building Site Bygones Construction Demolition Devon Diggers Industry And Work Nostalgia Not Personality Seventies South West 1978


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Memories crumble as the old Co-Op diary meets its fate in 1978, paving the way for progress on Barton Hill Road. This print captures a pivotal moment in Torquay's history, where nostalgia collides with the unstoppable march of time. As wrecking balls swing and dust fills the air, we witness the end of an era. The once bustling hub of industry and work now stands dilapidated, making room for the birth of something new - The Herald Express offices. A symbol of modernity rising from the ashes. The image showcases a construction site teeming with activity; diggers tirelessly claw at remnants of concrete while workers navigate through debris. It is a testament to human resilience and adaptability amidst change. In this snapshot frozen in time, we are transported back to 1970s England - an era characterized by transformation and progress. But beyond mere bricks and mortar lies a deeper narrative; one that speaks to our collective memories and shared experiences. This photograph serves as a reminder that even as buildings come down, their stories live on within us. It invites us to reflect upon how our surroundings shape who we are today while honoring those who built them before us. Mirrorpix has expertly captured this poignant moment from Memory Lane Prints, allowing us to revisit Torquay's past with reverence and curiosity.

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