A 99-year lease. What has the council ever done for us?
Described by Frank O'Farrell, according to the News Desk section anyway, as a victory for the "real people" of Torbay. Real? That's an intriguing concept. A least Frank didn't say "pure" which may have led to an outcry.
Considerable excitement - and why not? - about those FOLLOW TORQUAY UNITED ON DEVONAIR stickers. But remember folks that they are REMOVABLE. In which case I wonder if there are any still to be seen on vehicles and bedroom windows?
I was rarely in Torquay around the time of DevonAir so "Double Devon Radio" pretty much passed me by. Nor have I ever been sure of the coverage afforded to Torquay United by DevonAir, its' successors or Palm FM. Has it ever amounted to much? Keith Cooper, of course, was an enthusiast and we've heard from him recently. But, overall, it does seem that the hopes and ideals of local radio - everywhere in the country - never quite came to fruition. Local radio in the late 1970s and early 1980s, would you believe, was a hugely exciting prospect. Those car stickers would have caused a stampede. Of sorts anyway.