'Torquay: A Social History' by local author Kevin Dixon is now available

(Last Updated On: August 9, 2022)

‘Torquay: A Social History’ is a 10,000 year journey telling of how a collection of rural hamlets came together to become the richest town in England.

From living in fear of unfamiliar ships in Torbay, the town would become the centre of an Empire’s elite at leisure.

This is about the lives of locals and visitors, of smugglers and pirates, of suffragettes, occultists, radicals and rioters. Here are ordinary folk, their communities, and the way they saw their world. Often forgotten, they made Torquay the place it was, and the town it is today.
The book is 179 pages and is available for £10 from:

Artizan Gallery
Lucius Street

Open: Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 5pm

To reserve a copy, email: info@artizangallery.co.uk


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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  1. And Kevin Dixon is a vile cri.inal abuser, who supports and censors crime and abuse by "health" services. All proven.