Torquay (used to) Rock!

(Last Updated On: November 2, 2015)


For decades all the big bands came to Torquay.

We were on the national music circuit and tours wouldn’t have been the same without an appearance in the 400 Club, the Princess Theatre or Torquay Town Hall – never mind that the Town Hall had the acoustics of an old dust bin…

Here’s a few reminders of past visitors.

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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.