Bands such as Ivy Benson and Ted Heath played at Marine Spa ballroom.

Four stone arches that were part of the Marine Spa are still visible on the outside of the harbour wall.

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Photo: SWNS A spokesman said: "Late last night a serious fire severely damaged the events barn at River Cottage Park Farm Headquarters in Axminster. "Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is away on a long distance filming trip and will be informed as soon as he can be contacted.

"The large kitchen attached to the back of the barn, which is used for cookery demonstrations and large dinners, was destroyed. "The River Cottage Team would like to say a big thank-you to the fire brigade who were on the scene quickly and worked hard to contain the fire.

"Cookery school courses at Park Farm will not be running in the short term, and anyone booked on a course will be contacted by the River Cottage events team as soon as possible." Photo: PA A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Fire and Rescue said: "The fire service received calls to a commercial kitchen on fire.

"This is a single storey building used as a commercial kitchen, measuring thirty metres by six metres, severely damaged by the fire." The fire crew arrived at 10.41pm on Tuesday and the fire was finally extinguished three hours later at 01.55am. Photo: SWNS "If you're on your way for today's course we suggest you head to our Canteen in the centre of nearby Axminster for some breakfast on us. Our phones have been damaged, but we'll be in touch as soon as we can.

Previously regarded as a convalescence retreat, Torquay began to encourage summer visitors, and 1902 saw the first advertising campaign to market Torquay to summer tourists.

Torquay Tramways operated electric street trams from 1907.

A statement on the River Cottage Facebook account said: "Our events barn at River Cottage HQ was destroyed in a fire last night. Thank you." The events barn is described on the River Cottage website as: "A beautifully restored threshing barn, with its oak floor and large windows, is a glorious space at any time of the year.

"Of course the River Cottage Kitchen Team never disappoint, cooking up wonderful celebratory dinners, using the very best local produce." The fire service spokesman added: "The fire was extinguished by fire crews using four breathing apparatus wearers, one main jet, three hose reel jets, one compressed air foam systems jet via a water shuttle.

Torquay's name originates in its being the quay of the ancient village of Torre.

In turn, Torre takes its name from the tor, the extensively quarried remains of which can be seen by the town's Lymington Road thus giving this the original name of Torrequay, then Torkay, Torkey and Tor Quay before joining the words together to Torquay.

"The River Cottage Team are dealing with the damage today and are shocked and upset.