News from the Geopark
Geoparks most famous resident Agatha Christie celebrated with new signs12 Nov 2019
The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark is embracing it's history and the Queen of murder mystery with new signs which celebrate the area's most famous resident - Agatha Christie.
The gateway signage has been sponsored by the English Riviera BID Company. The locations of the new signs are:
The new signs, which have now been installed, welcome visitors to Torquay with 'The birthplace of Agatha Christie' written below, and follow on from the new blue plaque which was put in place in Barton Road over the summer by Torbay Civic Society.
Councillor Mike Morey, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Environment and Culture, said "It's fantastic to see the new signage in place, which is a fitting tribute to Torquay's best known resident, Agatha Christie. Whether you are a resident or visitor to the English Riviera, you may be surprised by just how many Torquay landmarks have an Agatha connection. It is important that we continue to support her legacy which also contributes significantly to tourism in the Bay".
The English Riviera played a large part in Agatha's formative years when the experiences, places and people she encountered provided the inspiration for many of her fictional characters and plots that she created within her much-loved stories and plays.