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.

Community News

What’s in a Torquay name?

Torquay’s history is all around us in names and places. There’s a term used in archaeology – palimpsest. This word originally referred to a page from an old manuscript where the writing has been s…

Community News

“Having a rotten time in Torquay”

  The English Riviera website assures visitors that “the warmest of welcomes awaits on the English Riviera, South Devon’s Beautiful Bay.”  Yet, some past visitors haven’t enjoyed their visit a…

Torquay’s Gallipoli Connection

Commemorations have been taking place around the world to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One. More than 131,000 Allied and Turkish …