Some Local Myths and Legends.
An illustrated talk by Dr. Kevin Dixon on Thursday, 3rd March, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive.
Pixies, ghosts, giants, sea serpents, Greek heroes, and the Devil: all have made appearances in our county. Are they simply traditional stories that we once regarded as true but which are now discredited and should be dismissed? Or do our local legends have meanings and origins we can understand, and are we still creating myths in new ways? Dr Kevin Dixon introduces some old and new Devon legends in this wander around the county in search of the stories we tell ourselves.
Dr. 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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