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The Awkward Squad: Radical Torquay - a Talk as part of 'Sharing Stories' Festival

Date: 2 March 2018

'Sharing Stories' a Festival celebrating Storytelling and Writing on the English Riviera

To celebrate 'World Book Day', Torbay Museums (Brixham Heritage Museum, Torre Abbey Museum and Torquay Museum) will be hosting a weekend of events, tours, talks and presentations with the theme of 'Sharing Stories'

Friday 2nd March, 7pm to 8pm

At Torquay Museum

The Awkward Squad: Radical Torquay’ - A talk by local historian, Dr Kevin Dixon
Torquay resident Dr Dixon is passionate about researching and presenting stories about the history of Torquay’s ordinary, and not-so-ordinary, residents and visitors. This event will include a fascinating insight into radicalism, rebellion, riot and counterculture in the ‘Bay with stories of historical episodes in the 1800 & 1900s including The Torquay Chartists, The Bread Riots, The Salvation Army Riot, Torquay and Paignton’s Suffragettes plus modern day activism.
The talk at Torquay Museum will be followed by further chat in the Devon Arms Public House, Torquay.

All events are FREE to attend, but a valid Museum entry ticket for Torquay Museum/Torre Abbey Museum events is required*.  Pay once and get in free for a year. Obtain your FREE ticket here:

*For Admission and Opening Times go to the VISIT section of the Torquay Museum and Torre Abbey Museum websites.

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