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Savage dancing comes to Torquay

  “We are not hot-blooded Southerners, or orgiastic negroes, or volatile New Yorkers, or pagan Greeks!” Some have us have come to notice that new-fangled forms of art aren’t always immediat…

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The Barbary Pirates of Torbay

“...to the Fleece tavern to drink and there we spent till 4 a-clock telling stories of Algier and the manner of the life of Slaves there... those who have been slaves did make me full acquainted wit…

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Caught on camera at Paignton Zoo

Caught on camera this summer at Paignton Zoo… First, what’s black and white and red all over? A zebra that lives on the beautiful red sandstone soils of South Devon. Male Hartmann’s mountain zebra …

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From Torquay to Atlantis by Nazi UFO

  One of the strangest sub-cultures of the twentieth century began with a now-forgotten author who spent his last days in Torquay. Occult and science fiction themes came to be linked toget…