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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Jack The Ripper in Torquay

In 1888 a series of murders took place in the East End of London and were blamed on an unidentified killer who became known as Jack the Ripper. Since then, the identity of the Ripper has been long…

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Our Pagan Torbay

  Torbay’s many fine churches show how important the Christian faith was to local people. Yet there was a time before Christianity, a pagan Bay, and the debate continues over whether pagan…

Seaside Special: ABBA in Torbay

"Come on down to the Summertime Sound, Kick off your shoes, 'Cos Summertime City, Ain't got the summertime blues."   Seaside Special was a long-running 1970s BBC 1 light entertainm…

Torbay’s Monty Python locations

"I think of Torquay as being the home of British comedy. The first time I saw Bruce Forsyth was in the Babbacombe Pavilion in the mid 50s; we had a very successful Monty Python shoot there in 1970…