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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Community News

Torquay’s Salvation Army Riots

“The majority in the world are sinners, and are quite against goodness, and I’m afraid it’s the same in Torquay”, Evangeline Booth “Ten pounds to the man who will quiet her”, a Torquay hotel pr…

Farewell to Ryan’s Bar

It looks like Ryan’s Bar is joining the long list of Torquay’s closed pubs – along with the Upton Vale, the Pelican/Parrot, the Alpine, the Clarence, the Mousetrap, the Falcon, the Railway, the Po…

Torquay in the Movies

How things could have been so different! Torquay was on the way to becoming the British Hollywood. Today we could be a northern European Cannes. We had the exotic-looking locations and the natural…

Community News

What’s in a Torquay name?

Torquay’s history is all around us in names and places. There’s a term used in archaeology – palimpsest. This word originally referred to a page from an old manuscript where the writing has been s…

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“Having a rotten time in Torquay”

  The English Riviera website assures visitors that “the warmest of welcomes awaits on the English Riviera, South Devon’s Beautiful Bay.”  Yet, some past visitors haven’t enjoyed their visit a…