The Devon School of English in the Community


As a long established family business in Paignton we are committed to investing and working in the community to help the town.

Oldway Mansion
Managing Director Paul Hawthorne is still busy running the Friends of Oldway group and trying to exert what pressure we can to encourage the restoration of Oldway mansion.

Paignton Picture House / former Torbay Cinema (Torbay Road)
Paul is also chair of the new Paignton Picture House Trust which has successfully bought the cinema in November from the Steam Railway to begin restoration. We need as much community support as possible to help bring this gem back to life – so please follow us on Facebook (Paignton Picture House Trust) and twitter, and do enrol for our newsletter on our website at:

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