Torbay's Heritage

Heritage Strategy
(Last Updated On: June 10, 2021)

Torbay’s Heritage Interpretation Framework has just been published.

‘A Haven Through Time’ uses the eight themes of the Heritage Strategy as a framework for organisations and individuals to interpret and present the fascinating stories of our Bay.

They are: Geology; Early Humans; Monastic & Medieval; Agricultural Life; Napoleonic Era; Trawling; Golden Age of the Resort; Agatha Christie and Writers of the Riviera.

The Framework can be found at:


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.