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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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…

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Torquay Town Hall: that sacred stage

Even in a mostly secular Torbay there are still sacred locations - places that are steeped in history and culture. One is Torquay Town Hall which has changed its uses as our town and nation has ev…

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Torquay’s Annie visits a Séance

Here at WASD we've mentioned that, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Torquay had a reputation as being a centre of the Occult - the search for the hidden and unknown. We were p…

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Torbay against the Poll Tax

March 17 1990 saw the largest demonstration that Torbay had ever seen - 5,000 people from across the Bay gathered on Paignton Green. While this protest was entirely peaceful, a few weeks later vic…