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 at Exeter University , 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- how we got here

Today Torquay has around 65,000 residents -Devon as a whole is about 1.2 million. Bear that in mind as we look at the past population of our part of Torbay. This can give us some answers about why …

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Torquay’s Hydropathic Hotels

Hydropathics - or Hydros - were institutions created to practice hydropathy, a cure-all which played an important part in Torquay's development as a tourist resort. To the tourism industry's slight…

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Torre Abbey’s Armada Ghost

The most familiar of Torquay's supernatural tales is of the Spanish Lady of Torre Abbey. The setting is the Abbey's barn, built around 1200 and generally accepted to be a tithe barn designed to stor…