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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Torquay Curious

Some we know well, some we drive past every day, some are hidden, and some have stories to tell. Here are some curious parts of our Torquay. The 690 recorded graves of Torre's St. Saviours - now the…

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The Sewing Room

Are you aged 50 or over? The Sewing Room is offering free community mindful sewing sessions in Torbay during August. Three community centres in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are running weekly sessi…

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Torquay and the Great War’s ANZACs

More than 131,000 Allied and Turkish troops died in the Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One, including 11,400 Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) and 25,000…

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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 Dixon Just 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 …

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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…