Toryreck was A. W. Dry's headquarters during his company's plan to reclaim some of the surrounding valley from the sea, and was developed as a centre for lead mining. Although the lead veins have since ran out and were closed in 1930, the lines running there are still used, as the old workings are now mined for uranium.
There is also a dairy serviced by a station. Wilbert once accidentally took on milk after his crew confused the water pipe with the milk hosepipe. The airfield which Harold lives at is also located nearby.