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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Some Torbay Names

  In 1570 Cuthbert Mayne (pictured below) became a Catholic and attempted to convert the Cornish. He was arrested for the crime of being a priest and on November 12 1577 was executed at Launce…

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Echoes from a Torquay Churchyard

By Margaret Forbes-Hamilton & Kevin DixonJust off Torquay’s Lucius Street stands the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Andrew.The church is on the site of one of the oldest settlements of what would be…

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2045: Welcome to Torbaymageddon

  It's the year 2045 and welcome to Torbaymageddon - the first tourism guide offering information on Torbay's cultural and historical heritage since those 37 minutes of nuclear exchanges that …

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Care Certificate Lite drop-in-day

  Are you caring for a friend, neighbour or family member? Come along to Paignton Library on the 11th of June and see Daisy, from Health and Care Videos. She’ll tell you about their plans for…

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Torbay Interfaith Forum

The Torbay Interfaith Forum exists to bring together people who are interested in learning more about the belief and practices of different Faiths across Torbay. The Forum aims to foster greate…

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SS-Torquay? If Hitler had won

Did Hitler plan to live in Torquay's Grand Hotel or the Osbourne if the Nazis had invaded Britain? That's the urban legend that seems to have been around for decades. So is there any truth behi…