Torquay pub history index
Up until 1982, the Printers Elbow II in Higher Union Street used to be ‘The Globe’.
The Printers Elbow (formerly the Foresters Arms), before demolition was so popular that when it was pulled down to make way for the Fleet Walk shopping development; landlord Eddie Thomas moved to higher Union Street at Torre and took over The Globe which he renamed The Printers Elbow 2.
It had been by this title since 1833 when it converted from a private house. It was a coaching house and the last stop in Torquay for Royal Mail coaches on their way to Exmouth and London.
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Residents at this address
1856/William Dowdell/../../../Kellys Directory
1878/William Dowdell/../../../Whites Directory
1881/William Dowdell/Inn Keeper/55/Lostwithiel, Cornwall/Census
1881/Jane Dowdell/Wife/56/Ashburton, Devon/Census
1881/George Dowdell/Son, Upholsterers Apprentice/19/Torquay, Devon/Census
1881/Maud Dowdell/Daughter/16/Torquay, Devon/Census
1881/James Dowdell/Son/13/Torquay, Devon/Census
1881/Florence Scott/Grand Daughter/3/Torquay, Devon/Census
1893/Mrs Amanda Jane Day/../../../Kellys Directory
1901/James T Tozer/Publican/39/Torquay, Devon/Census
1901/Laura Tozer/Wife/41/Crediton, Devon/Census
1901/Ellen Tozer/Mother, Widow/68/Paignton, Devon/Census
1901/Daisy J Tozer/Daughter/16/Torquay, Devon/Census
1901/Edith L Tozer/Daughter/13/Torquay, Devon/Census
1901/Perry J Tozer/Son/10/Torquay, Devon/Census
1901/Lucy M Tozer/Daughter/7/Torquay, Devon/Census
1901/Mary R Tozer/Daughter/5/Torquay, Devon/Census
1901/Winifred E Tozer/Daughter/2/Torquay, Devon/Census
1911/J T Tozer/../../../McKenzie Directory
1914/James Thomas Tozer/../../../Kellys Directory
1923/Mrs Alice Childs/../../../Kellys Directory