Author: Kevin Dixon

Kevin Dixon(Author)

Kevin Dixon went to Audley Park – now Torquay Academy – and South Devon College when it was at Torre. After studying at Birmingham City University, he returned home because there’s nowhere else quite like Torquay. He then became involved in community and adult education, completed a PhD, and started writing about the weird and unknown side of town. He now Chairs Healthwatch Torbay and is involved in health and social care in the Bay.

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First look at Yates, Torquay after a following a £250,000 refurbishment.   - Photo mandatory by-line: Andy Styles - Tel: 01626 872731 - Mobile: 07834214253
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The ’Spoons of Torbay

Torquay has its Green Ginger; Paignton has the Talk of the Town and the Isaac Merritt, Brixham has the Vigilance. A bit further afield, Newton Abbot has the Richard Hopkins while Teignmouth has the …

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Gracie Fields in Torbay

Gracie Fields was a comedienne and singer in the British Music Halls. In 1937 she was the highest paid film star in the world and was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio... and,…

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A couple of Torquay Fascists

During the inter-war period Torquay’s MP and the editor of the town’s newspaper had a similar and very surprising view of the world. They were both prominent self-confessed fascists, and one of them…

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Torquay’s Clipper Inn closes

After a century as a pub Torquay’s historic Clipper Inn in Melville Street, off Abbey Road, is closing. It’s the latest in a series of town pubs that have closed their doors over the last 20 years…

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The Great Torquay Slalom Run

There used to be a Torquay Saturday night drinking game called the Great Torquay Slalom Run. The name comes from Alpine downhill skiing between poles where skiers would start at the top of the hil…