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’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…

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Torquay’s Gallows Gate Sheep Legend

Up at Gallows Gate there’s an old plaque which reads: “Gallows Gate Picnic Area. The popular legend is that of a man who stole a sheep, which he tried to carry away. Hanging by a rope over his bac…

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The Torquay Theatre that got away

We all know that every twenty years or so we build a white elephant in Torbay. These tend to be sold to us with the promise that they won’t cost rate payers anything and will enhance our towns. We…