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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Good Omens in Torquay

Good Omens is a new TV miniseries based on the 1990 novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The series follows prissy angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen of The Queen and Frost/Nixon) and swaggering d…

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‘The Rocks of Valpre’ (1919)

We like movies made in Torbay and this is one of the earliest. It's 'The Rocks of Valpre', made in 1919 and directed by Maurice Elvey. The story is adapted from the popular 1913 novel of the sa…

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Torquay’s Harbreck Rock

Also known by young locals over the years as Seagull Island, Crab Island, Heartbreak Rock or even Rat Island, the now-you-see-it-now-you-don't seaweed encrusted rock off Torre Abbey Sands does have an…

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The Sea Beggars in Torbay

One morning in 1576 the residents of the villages of Torbay woke to find an unfamiliar large and well-armed fleet anchored in the Bay. Their initial concerns significantly increased when they discover…

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Dragon’s Den for Torbay?

Dragon’s Den for Torbay? Everyone can be a dragon at Torbay’s first Local Entrepreneur Forum on 7th June. Just like the popular TV programme Dragon’s Den, the Local Entrepreneur Forum (LEF) which t…