Babbacombe Cliff home to one of Britain's most famous playwrights during the winter of 1892-93 Oscar Wilde poet, self-styled leader of the aesthetic movement, wit, playwright and father. Born October 16th 1854 died November 30th 1900. Author of the famous play The Importance Of Being Ernest

We hope that Torbay Civic Society meant, "one of the most famous playwrights in Britain" as Oscar Wilde was indeed proudly Irish.