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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History

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…

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Community News

Torbay 2050: the waters rise

If you want to know the future, look at the past", Albert Einstein A good deal of Torbay's coast has been reclaimed from salt marsh. Our sea walls and diverted streams - the Fleet, the Scire, and the…

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The War of the Worlds- the Torbay Connection

This Sunday sees the first broadcast by the BBC of their new 3 part mini-series of 'The War of the Worlds' starring Rafe Spall and Eleanor Tomlinson. Unlike the 1938 radio broadcast narrated by Orson…

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History

A Buried Torbay

There's an idea in archaeology and history called a palimpsest. It comes from a parchment manuscript page. These were originally made of lamb, calf, or goat kid skin and were expensive, so they were …

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Community News

Torquay’s Critics speak out!

While we were putting together the 'Writers on the Riviera' walking trail, we were asked to find a few quotes from visitors and locals who appreciated Torquay.We found a great many folk who really val…

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Community News

“Caring for your Future”

Join Us on Carers Rights Day Event for Carers and the people you care for Thursday 21st November, upstairs at Paignton Library 10.00am – 5.45pm - Official Opening at 10.30am Join Torbay Car…

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A Halloween Torquay

“Deep night, dark night, the silence of the night, spirits walk, and ghosts break up their graves”, William Shakespeare Night-time Torquay is another Torquay. Late at night, despite the electric lig…

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Community News

May the Torbay Force be with you!

On December 27 2016 we lost Carrie Fisher. None were more upset by the news than Torbay’s Jedi community – and there are a lot of them. In the 2011 Census 500 people in the Bay identified themselves a…

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The Vikings come second in Torbay

The Anglo Saxon Chronicle records that in the year 850AD:“Here Ealdorman Ceorl with Devonshire fought against the heathen men at Wicga’s stronghold and made a great slaughter there and took the victor…