Celebrating our 70th Children’s Week we feel part of Paignton’s History

Most local residents and visitors alike have grown up with this week of free entertainment on Paignton seafront

We are wholly funded by local businesses and people like you! Celebrating our 70th Children’s Week we feel part of Paignton’s History

Most local residents and visitors alike have grown up with this week of free entertainment on Paignton seafront

70th Torbay Children’s Week
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1940s

Children’s week has been taking place every Summer in Paignton since 1946. In September 1947 the Paignton News reports that the numbers attending all of the events was ‘Proof that Chidren’s Week was needed’.  There was also a mechanical Elephant at the early events!

Children’s Week Through The Ages

1950s

In the Paignton News from September 5th 1958 an article describes the 7th Children’s Week festival calling it ‘easily the best yet (something that we noticed a lot of the papers saying each year during our research in Torquay Library!) 21

Children’s Week Through The Ages

1960s

Go Karts in the 1960!

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Children’s Week Through The Ages

1970s

1970s – sponsored by the Milk Marketing Board. (Remember a bottle of milk at school every day?)

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Children’s Week Through The Ages

1980s

An example of children’s week fun 1980s style with Vouchers for Les Dawson and Bobby Davro!

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Children’s Week Through The Ages

1990s

In the 90s, we record Children’s Week with video tape, lots of video tape…Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 15.14.25https://player.vimeo.com/video/118059420

Children’s Week Through The Ages

Naughties 2000s

The Naughties brings are first robots…robot

Children’s Week Through The Ages