Torrington gloving factories of Messrs James Tapscott and Sons, and Messrs Sudbury’s Ltd held their annual staff outing on Saturday.
About eighty of Messrs Tapscott’s Torrington and Bideford staff and employees travelled in three coaches to Newquay, by way of Boscastle and Tintagel. Lunch was served at Atlantic Hotel, Newquay, and after the afternoon at Newquay, the coaches proceeded to Liskeard for high tea, and thence to Plymouth to hear Donald Peers singing at the Palace Theatre.
Punctually at 9pm they left for Yelverton, where a picnic supper was arranged on the moors, followed by dancing to the accordion, played by Miss C Ebsworthy, and thence home.
Eleven coaches were needed to take some three hundred staff and employees of Messrs Sudbury’s factories at Bideford, Torrington, Ilfracombe and Appledore on a tour to Looe by way of Tavistock. After lunch at Looe an enjoyable afternoon was spent at the quaint old fishing village of Polperro. After returning to Looe for tea, the return journey was made by way of Launceston.
Gazette article dated 7 July 1950