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 Ritual’ on Film 4

On Tuesday 14 April at 9pm Film4 is showing the movie version of Torbay author Adam Nevill's novel, 'The Ritual'. This is a 2017 British supernatural horror film directed by David Bruckner, and starri…

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Torquay’s Lost Observatory

We all know St Michael's Chapel opposite Torre Station. Less well known are the other ruins next to the chapel. However, this site was once vital to Torquay's tourism industry.This graffiti-covered wa…

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Body Snatchers in Torquay Cemetary?

Young folk growing up in Torquay were often told stories of body snatchers in Torquay Cemetery. There's also a specific tale of the Cemetery's grave diggers who illicitly dug up a recently buried w…

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Torquay’s Lost Harbour

If you drive along the Torbay Road from Torquay towards Paignton, through Livermead - from ‘laefer mead’, ‘the meadow of the wild iris’ - to your left is Institute Beach. At low tide can still be seen…

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Torbay- Land of Giants

Devon was once a land of giants. Or it was according to the historian Geoffrey of Monmouth's 'Historia regum Britanniae' (The History of the Kings of Britain), written around 1136. Geoffrey chronicled…

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Lillie Langtry’s Torquay Ghost

Here's another Torquay ghost story... "I resent Mrs Langtry, she has no right to be intelligent, daring and independent, as well as lovely”, Torquay resident George Bernard Shaw Oscar Wilde comm…

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Farewell to Terry Jones

It's just been announced that Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77. Tributes have poured in for Terry including from fellow Python Sir Michael Palin who said he was, "kind, gener…