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Season 1852-3 

Torquay Cricket Club moved to a new ground at Chapel Hill Cross in 1852. The ground, at the junction of Cricketfield Road and Barton Road, was to remain Torquay CC’s home until 1925. It would also be used for football – including being home to Torquay United FC in 1904/05 and between 1906 and 1910 ( the 1905/06 season was played on the opposite side of Cricketfield Road). Torquay United A played there from 1954-66. The ground is currently used by Barton CC and Upton Athletic FC.


Torquay United formed – play at Teignmouth Road

Torquay AFC continue

Torquay Early Closing Association at Rec.

Exeter United at SJP

DSL Eastern section

Torquay Athletic at Plainmoor

Torquay Albion start season at Rec

Torquay Albion fold mid-season

Recreation Ground Company liquidated


TD suggests new Torquay socker Club. Is it?

Fixtures of Torquay AFC. Same club as above?

Hon sec is G.Morton

v Argyle Res Boxing Day

Fixtures of Torbay AFC inc Torquay AFC

Full record of Montpelier inc Torquay AFC

Reports and half season record of Torquay Public College FC

TPC FC includes Luscombe and others involved in founding TUFC

Paignton Rovers on Wednesdays

Exeter United at Magdalen Road

Athletic at Rec

Athletic suspended

New 5 year lease at Plainmoor + improvements

Albion at Rec


“Yet another” association club at Rec

Hon sec is Mr Durbin

Torquay Association record seven straight wins (DCS 5/12/97)

Fixtures of Torbay AFC inc Torquay AFC

Full record of Montpelier inc Torquay AFC

Torquay Public College v St Winifreds inc Luscombe

Mr Lias Head of Weston School (to 11/8/97)

Exeter United at Magdalen Road

Plymouth Argyle relaunched

Athletic at Plainmoor

Albion at Rec – senior cup finalist


Playing record of Torbay AFC inc Mr Lias XI

Playing record of Montpelier inc Weston School

Playing record of NAGS inc Torquay Public College

Exeter Association fold

Exeter United formed – play at Magdalen Road

Exeter U v Surrey Wanderers

Athletic at Plainmoor

Johnnie Davies dies

Juniors at Rec

Juniors win Junior Cup + change name to Albion

Rectory Ground opens


Torbay AFC formed – Paignton Green

Athletic at Plainmoor

Athletic do not enter league – protest at play-offs

Juniors at Rec

Too many clubs to cover! (TT 8/11/95)

Exeter Association still at SJP????


Paignton Avenue fixtures:

-PA 6 Torquay 0 (PO 11/10/94)

-Exeter Association at SJP

-Plymouth Alliance

Montpelier fixtures

Devon Senior League started

Argyle merge then fold

Town start season at Rec

Town professionalism and closure

Re-emerged as Juniors at Rec

Athletic at Plainmoor

Athletic top league but lose cup

Discussions on possible move to Rec


Torquay soccer?

Paignton Avenue play Plymouth teams (PO 12/4/94)

Exeter Association – new club formed

Athletic at Plainmoor

New 5 year lease at Plainmoor

Town at Rec

Teignmouth v Newton (EPG 12/1/94)


YMCA v Argyle x2

Paignton Avenue formed, v YMCA 28/1/93

Athletic back at Plainmoor

New grandstand

Wanderers and Juniors amalgamate

Resultant Town club at Rec and in league

No soccer in Exeter?

Home Park opened- Albion and Home Park

Torquay Town play first HP competitive game


Torbay club folded – no ground

Torquay Rovers

YMCA re-formed – other side of Warberry Lane

Athletic return to Rec

Wanderers at Rec

Juniors and others at Plainmoor

Torquay United at Plainmoor!

Alec Stuart dies

Soccer Senior Cup on league basis (1 season only)

Exeter Association

Exeter GS (WT 14/10/91)

Devon v Canada


Torbay club launched

Mr Miller? Aston Villa international?

Watson represents Devon

v Argyle in DSC

Old Plymothians, Sherwood Foresters, Tavistock, etc.


St Matthews not in DSC

Exeter Association start

Athletic at Paignton

Rugby Senior Cup now on league basis

Wanderers at Rec

Juniors and others at Plainmoor

Notes on ground direction and boundary

Western Athlete newspaper