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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Community News

‘Barry Lyndon’ In South Devon

Just when we thought we had a definitive list of movies made in South Devon, another pops up... and it's an Oscar winner. 'Barry Lyndon' is a 1975 period drama written and directed by Stanley Kubri…

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The Torbay Pixie

It was once believed that another a race of beings lived alongside humans in Torbay - a little people who have mostly long gone, either extinct or have been forced far away to Dartmoor, shrunk in size…

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History

Prostitution in Torquay- a brief history

It's the oldest profession in the world and Torquay has always had its ‘Ladies of the Night’, prostitution often being the final resort of desperate women in our town.Though prostitution was common th…

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History

Derek Acorah & Terror in Torbay

It has just been announced that the TV mystic Derek Acorah has died aged 69. Derek found fame as a spiritual medium and fronted Predictions With Derek Acorah early in his TV career. He went on to app…

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The Goddess of Torbay

Was 'Domnu' the first god of Torbay? On the Churston limestone plateau, in the field system on the cliff top at Babbacombe’s Walls Hill, and in earthworks at Warberry Hill, Great Hill and Gallows G…

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Community News

Christmas at St Luke’s

On the outside St Luke's Church in Torquay looks very traditional, built in local grey limestone with a slate roof.But inside it's quite extraordinary and is one of our town's hidden gems. Built in 18…

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History

Our Torbay Cannibal Cousins?

It's probably best not to read this if you're just about to have lunch...Anyway, it's a bit of an awkward question, but needs to be considered.Did Torbay folk once eat each other?It appears that we ma…

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Torquay Cemetary- a garden town for the dead

As Torquay developed during the nineteenth century, the town's traditional burial grounds of St Saviour's in Torre and at Upton gradually became overused. Alongside this obvious overcrowding and compe…

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Torbay’s Forgotten Coins

Pub tokens give us a glimpse into working class life in Torbay in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.First of all, a definition. In numismatics, tokens are coin-like but used instead of…