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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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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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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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…

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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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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 …