Torquay – The Riviera of Devon, Holiday Haunts 1935
After the Great War an effective advertising campaign by GWR was responsible for making Torquay a major resort. The busiest day was August Bank holiday 1938, just before the outbreak of WW2. 20,000 passengers arrived in Torquay station, followed by 50 trains the next day.
Source: - GWR Holiday Haunts 1935