Torbay

The Torbay Webcam overlooks some houses and the coast of Torbay and is hosted by IS Guy. Torbay is a town on the outskirts of St. John's in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador,Canada. The towns population is quickly growing according to the 2006 census the population rose from 5,474 in 2001 to 6,281 up 14.7%. In 2008 the population sits at 7,115 The name Torbay comes from an area of the same name in Devonshire, England and was first mapped in 1615 by John Mason. The word is, of course well known, being the old Anglo-Saxon "Tor" which means a tower, and in a secondary way, a tall cone-like mountain, presenting some appearance of a tower. Both places are geographically similar with wide-open bays that face in a generally northeasterly direction. An extract from Bishop Field's Journal states, "indeed there seems to be a little colony of Devon folk in Torbay."

The community of Torbay experienced three French Campaigns the first of which occurred in December 1696. These invasions contributed to the eventual construction of the Torbay Battery in 1781, which was manned by 25 troops from the 71st Regiment and Royal Artillery. The ordinance was eventually withdrawn in 1795. The census of 1677 indicated the Cole and Corum families as residing in "Tarr-Bay" Newfoundland. The following year the Field Family joined them. By 1794 the population of Torbay was included many of the surnames now associated with Torbay and totaled 108 English Settlers and 99 Irish Settlers. The Way office was established in 1891. View the Torbay Webcam

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Last update: 10 May 2021 @ 03:50

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