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 at Exeter University , 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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Torquay’s Ship Wrecks

Even though Torbay is an east-facing natural harbour and a refuge, the Shipwreck Index of the British Isles still records 114 shipwrecks. These are only Torquay and Paignton's known wrecks from th…

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Torquay- Our Prairie Heritage

    The origin of the name of Torquay is fairly straightforward – the hill by the quay. ‘Tor’ is probably a Celtic-Saxon term from the Welsh twr and Saxon torr – a high rocky outcrop. A…

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Punk: Anarchy in Torquay

  Dark haired dangerous school kids Vicious, suspicious sixteen Jet-black blazers at the bus stop Sullen, unhealthy and mean Teenage guerrillas on the tarmac Fighting in the midd…

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The Devil in Torquay

“Please allow me to introduce myself I'm a man of wealth and taste I've been around for a long, long year Stole many a man's soul and faith” The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sympathy for the Devi…

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Jack The Ripper in Torquay

In 1888 a series of murders took place in the East End of London and were blamed on an unidentified killer who became known as Jack the Ripper. Since then, the identity of the Ripper has been long…

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Our Pagan Torbay

  Torbay’s many fine churches show how important the Christian faith was to local people. Yet there was a time before Christianity, a pagan Bay, and the debate continues over whether pagan…