Brixham is a small fishing town in Devon. Fishing and tourism are its main industries. Brixham is also notable for being the town where the fishing trawler was improved in the 19th century. The distinctive sails of these vessels inspired the song “Red Sails in the Sunset”, which was written aboard a Brixham sailing trawler called the Torbay Lass.
The tower of All Saints’ Church, founded in 1815, stands guard over the town. The composer of Abide With Me, Rev. Francis Lyte was a vicar at the church. He lived at Berry Head House, now a hotel, and when he was near to dying, he looked out from his garden as dusk fell over Torbay, and the words of that hymn came into his mind.
Soroptimist International of Brixham was originally chartered in 1948 and its members have always been very active in the local community. It is a happy friendly Club and has over 50 members, all using their talents to improve the lives of women and girls. Meetings are held twice a month on a Thursday evening and members organise many social and fundraising events to raise funds for the projects and charities the Club supports.
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