Bideford Buzz

Welcome to the  on-line edition of the Community Newsletter for Bideford   and adjoining towns, villages, and rural area.

‘Bideford Buzz’ is produced and distributed by a team of volunteers, with financial and practical assistance from  Bideford Bridge Trust, Devon Community Foundation, Bideford Town Council, Torridge Volunteer Resource Centre, Devon Library Services, and many others.   If you are interested in helping produce, develop, or distribute this newsletter we’ll be glad to hear from you.

Please note that for commercial notices there is a charge from £15 per month – cheques payable to ‘Bideford Buzz’.

You can submit your article on disc or by e-mail.    However, ‘snail mail’ is equally acceptable. Material for publication should reach us by the 15th of the month preceding the month of publication.

Editor – Rose Arno (Bideford Buzz),    c/o Torridge Volunteer Resource Centre (‘TVS’),  14, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, EX39 2QE.  (TVS opening hours Mon.-Thurs. 9.30am to 3.oopm).      Telephone 07929-976120, or E-mail:

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Clean Marine Project.

Introducing the exciting new Clean Marine Project being run in conjunction with the North Devon Coast AONB.

The project aims to combat the issue of marine litter in North Devon. It will do this through the delivery of beach cleans across the North Devon Coast AONB, by widening marine engagement and awareness and by gaining a greater understanding of litter issues through data collection and GIS mapping.

The project is calling for the help of volunteers and community groups so that together we can ensure a long term future of safe, clean beaches to play, swim and surf in North Devon.

Clean Marine is beginning its beach cleaning journey with a FREE workshop by the MCS (Marine Conservation Society) on Tuesday the 2nd September, 5.30 – 9:00pm at the Braunton Countryside Centre. This is set to be a great evening which will offer you a chance to find out more about the work of the Clean Marine Project and the MCS, give details on how you can get involved and provide an opportunity to discuss marine litter issues over a cup of tea and a bite to eat.


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Registered childminder – Bideford.


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Film competition.


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‘Salmon netting’ film.

‘Salmon Netting on the Taw and Torridge’ is the second short film to be released in the ‘North Devon Boat Stories’ series.

Once upon a time catching salmon was a way of life for almost everyone living by the Taw or Torridge rivers in North Devon. The salmon population declined in the rivers over the years and the number of netting licences were restricted. As numbers of salmon in the rivers dwindled further, in 2002, the rods men offered to buy out the remaining nets men. Three boat owners refused the offer and these are the only licensed netters remaining on the estuary today.

This short film is an insight into a disappearing traditional way of life and introduces us to 84 year old Stephen Taylor and his wife Sheila as they cast their seine net for salmon on the River Taw.

Amanda McCormack, Creative Director of North Devon Moving Image, hosts of the Boat Stories project, says “This film is a real gem. It oozes charm both from the charismatic couple and the tranquil scenes on the estuary. It’s so important to capture lives like this on film, traditional skills which may well disappear in the future – even in our own lifetimes.”

Film producer Jo Stewart-Smith has dug up so much gold when it comes to stories for her films that (rather than file them away) she is sharing them via the Boat Stories website with blogs on the film making, snippets of stories from her subjects and out-take video clips.

Jo says “Simon Vacher (the cameraman) and I were inspired by filming this lovely couple working hard together outdoors and having a good laugh. We were also lucky to be in a fantastic location – the Taw & Torridge estuary – with beautiful mellow, evening light.”

“I’m not sure I can row a boat against the tide or haul in a heavy salmon net now – let alone at 84!  They were so natural when we filmed them – they just got on with the job and let us follow them around.”

You can watch the film online at the Boat Stories website and it will soon be available for viewing on DVD at Braunton Museum. In September there will be a public screening as part of the Salar the Salmon exhibition at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon where you will also have a chance to meet Steven and Sheila Taylor and hear their stories in person.

Thanks to the positive response to the first two Boat Stories films NDMI has received further funding from Northern Devon FLAG to produce four more films in the Boat Stories series, bringing the total up to ten films. Production will be complete by the end of Summer 2015 and the films will be available free to watch online and at libraries and information centres in North Devon.


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The North Devon Maritime Museum is for everyone.

Come and discover for yourself The North Devon Maritime Museum in Odun Road, Appledore this summer!

This museum has been delighting its visitors for forty years and yet many local people have yet to sample its well displayed exhibitions. Those who do are often surprised and pleased to find that our local distinctiveness is so well preserved. In the words of one visitor ‘You don’t have to be a boat addict to appreciate it!’

Opening times are from 10:30am to 4:30pm. The museum closes at 5:00pm so come early to give yourselves at least one hour to look around.This year it is open every day from April until the end of October.

Parties are most welcome by appointment at any time.

Over the past two years the museum has even opened for a week between Christmas and New Year.

Exhibits are regularly up-dated and we aim to add one each year. This year photos from the archive have been displayed to show the Instow to Appledore ferry in operation going back to the beginning of the last century, and also photographs of the timber trade in the 19th and 20th centuries.

One of our most popular current exhibits illustrates the ‘Top Secret’ experimental work which was carried out on our coast and estuary during the build-up to the D Day invasion of Europe in 1944.   This includes film and photographs of these experiments which involved the first British frogmen, ‘PLUTO’ (pipeline under the ocean) and all types of strange equipment which was needed to get tanks and other vehicles through the ‘water-gap’ between the ships and the shore.

Amphibious Jeeps being tested in River Torridge off Limers Lane, Northam. The large shed is a boatyard where the Boon Brothers were building all types of lifeboats and harbour craft. The double decker bus was their canteen (World War 2 1944)

The museum is run by a dedicated team of local historians, artists, researchers, archivists and all-round enthusiasts to create the much appreciated and award-winning display.

Over 50 volunteers give up their spare time to keep this museum, which depicts all aspects of our local maritime history, open for visitors of all ages.

Museum staff are constantly gleaning new information for its collections. One recent visitor told of his time in Westward Ho! during World War 2 as an army frogman based at Top Camp on Cornborough Road. He had no knowledge of the existence of the naval frogmen in Appledore!

Every year as a result of continuing research a magazine is published with articles written by local enthusiasts with details of information gleaned, new artefacts collected and reports on the development of the museum. A ‘Friends of the Museum’ group receives a copy and have free visits.

The museum’s archives continue to grow as people come and tell us the stories of their lives or local happenings which they have witnessed.


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Buzz Word – August.

Send us your Buzzes…. Write to or to the address on front page.

Shebberton Race Course.

Over the last few issues of Buzz attention has been drawn to the Bideford Races at Shebberton Race Course in yesteryear.

Whilst researching the history of Wickham Wine merchants Business (established in Bideford in 1817) amongst the artefacts I came across were

two booklets.

One booklet is the rules of Shebbberton Race Club dated 1922 and the other is the Official Race Card of the Summer meeting of 1925. From this you will see that WDK Wickham held the position of Clerk of the Scales.

Basil Pidgeon BEM

A Best-kept Secret.

In the UK there are over 500,000 people suffering from loss of central vision. A further 70,000 cases are diagnosed each year.

This is a health supertanker that is gathering speed.

The condition is Macular Degeneration and affects mainly people over 60 years of age

Some with Macular Degeneration may also experience hallucinations where they believe they are ‘seeing things’. No they are not going balmy, this is a condition known as Charles Bonnet Syndrome where, in simple terms the brain invents images due to the shortfall in normal vision.

Find out more

The Macular Society provides help and support to sufferers, their families and carers and In Bideford the local Macular Support group is staging a Macular Sight Loss Open Day on 2nd Aug 2014 at Lavington Church, Bridgeland St, Bideford 10.30am to 2.30pm. Free admission and refreshments. All welcome.

Tom McInulty is one of the Macular Society’s Group Support and Development Mangers. He says:

This event is an opportunity to meet other local people affected by macular degeneration and to get information. We’re hoping this event will help us to raise awareness of macular conditions, as well as enabling people to ask questions on living with central vision loss.”

Alan Strawson

Group Leader – Bideford & Torridge Macular support group

01237 474128

Wellbeing and Discussion group in Northam.

Not everyone wants to join the U3A groups, excellent though they are. Not everyone has family to fill their lives. Not everyone is fit and active. That’s all the negatives out of the way, now for some positive suggestions; everyone has an opinion on something, many have a story to tell, some perhaps would simply enjoy meeting up and listening to others. Listening properly is a skill..and a gift…as when we take time to really listen to others we are taken out of our own lives and become open to the ideas of others.

I am offering a monthly conversation group for mutual support, mind expansion.. and fun! There will be no gossip, and no hidden agenda. It will be limited to five people plus myself, and you will need to telephone to book, (on a first come basis). The first meeting will be at 54 Daneshay, on Friday 26th September 2014, topic: “Friendship”. The next venue and topic will be up to you! Contact Marianne Richards 01237 479721

From Web Page

Home Guard Photo.

I was surprised and pleased to see this photo in the Bideford Buzz.    My late father in law is in this photo and I did not realise he had been in the Home Guard. Thank you. Karen.

A thank you letter.

It is widely recognised that having a good old moan is a British pastime. I work in retail and see hundreds of people a week, therefore I can moan about a wide range of issues. Sometimes its obvious things like the weather (too hot, too cold, too wet, too windy, too weathery) or rubbish music on the radio (all sounds the same, incomprehensible lyrics, not as good as music in the 80’s, 70’s 60’s – delete as applicable); occasionally I find myself deep in a discussion about the size of chocolate bars (much smaller these days) or pack sizes of crisps (too big, share packs? no one shares a share pack, no wonder there’s an obesity crisis). As you can clearly tell I am fully functioning moaner.

I would like to take a break from moaning to say a huge thank you. Thank you Bideford. Yes you heard me, Bideford. I was born in this pretty town and have lived here for 43 years. In September I start at Bath University and was issued with a reading list containing 22 books. On the advice of my partner I applied to The Bridge Trust for a grant towards these books and was awarded an amount that covered nearly all of them. What an incredible gift. To go to University at my age is a little bit scary and at times feels overwhelming. Receiving this amazing grant makes me feel like I carry the support of my town with me towards my future. So thank you Bridge Trust, having my books in plenty of time will help me to be better prepared for what lies ahead. I will miss my town while I’m away. It goes without saying that a huge part of that is because my family and friends are here as well as my wonderful man, but I will miss the people of Bideford too. So please wish me luck and feel free to tell me if I become an unbearable know it all, well more than I am already! To my beloved Bideford with love. Tracey Branch.

Mary Cliff

Following on from Mary’s letter in May Buzz Anthony writes:-

I passed the details on to my cousin John Skinner. Although he has not lived in Bideford since about 1947 he is always keen for information about the little white town.

I have sent many photos of the town as it is today which were of great interest to him.

We are so pleased that you may be helpful in recreating this very old friendship.

Anthony Sanders.


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Exmoor Pony Centre – August.

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton TA22 9QE

For our 8th Birthday Bash we had a lovely day and visitors enjoyed themselves with pony rides, grooming, face painting, crafts and a special appearance from Victoria Eveleigh, signing her books.

The Cream Tea afternoons are also going well with the last one due on Thursday 28th August. If you have been along, thank you for supporting us, if not then you don’t know what you are missing!

Part of our role is to encourage the use of Exmoor ponies in various different roles so some of our ponies are helping graze a number of conservation sites and others are in foster homes as companion ponies in different areas of the country. However we also have ponies out on grazing sites in many local areas; they are regularly checked by staff and volunteers but please, if there are some near you, keep an eye on the gates as there have been recent incidents of gates being left open and ponies escaping. Luckily this has not resulted in any injuries but that is always a risk so we appreciate vigilance on the part of everyone nearby, thank you. If you would like to become part of our team of volunteers and help check up on the ponies near you, please get in touch on 01398 323093.

On Thursday 30th October we will be holding our Celebrate Halloween event from 1:00 till 4:00 pm so please put it in your diaries and come along and join in the fun. But there is no need to wait that long to visit us, the Centre is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm every day except Saturdays and there is no charge to visit.

There will be a report next month on the Exmoor Pony Festival which has got off to a great start as I write. Meanwhile do please support us via our website or by texting MMTX22 £5 to 70070. Thank you.


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Burton Art Gallery & Museum – August.

We hope it continues to be our ‘glorious summer’ – full of things to do at the Burton, particularly for children during the holidays.

On the 27th they will be seen making ‘Fat and Flat Fish‘ – 3D paper models, and on the 29th, a fish or insect out of a sock – a ‘Windsock Animal‘ in fact. Why not?

All these courses start at 10am, end at 4pm, and cost £15 for the day.

See the Gallery brochure for more information and booking, or phone 01237 471455.

Adults have not been forgotten.   On 30th August is – ‘Wood Engraving Master Class’ taken by Past President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Hilary Paynter, who has exhibited her meticulous and skilful engravings all over the UK and beyond. Students will need basic drawing materials, a sketch book and a old paperbacks to rest the block on. The fee for the day is £35, and £10 for additional materials supplied by Hilary. Time: 10am to 4pm.

The 76th Exhibition of Wood Engravers continues in the Gallery until 15th September. The Society was founded by a group of artists, including Eric Gill, Robert Gibbings and Lucien Pissaro, and now numbers around 70 members, all of whom are practising artists in Britain and abroad.

Last month the Friends announced an Art Auction in the Gallery on the 24th September, this year. Unfortunately, this has had to be postponed until next year, as there is not a convenient room to hold it comfortably in the Gallery at that time. The main exhibition for the months of October to December will be in the process of being set up, and the Friends are content to await a more suitable date for the Auction in 2015. But if you do have anything you would like to sell, please put it on one side and watch this space!

In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy the exhibitions, the Craft Gallery, the Museum, the Shop – and the Cafe du Parc, which opens onto Victoria Park. It is good to see so many people sitting at tables outside, eating scrumptious food, while watching families enjoying the best Park in North Devon. We hope the weather will continue to be kind!

Diana Warmington ( for the Friends).


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Book news – August.

Events at Bideford Library in August.

‘Mythical Maze’ – the Summer Reading Challenge.

There will be lots of fun in Devon Libraries this summer with the Mythical Maze. Read books and earn rewards, check out the Mythical maze website to see what your favourite authors are up to this summer, get ideas of new books to read, play games and enter competitions.

Treasure Hunt in the Library. Find the Mythical Creatures hidden around the library for a chance to win a fantastic prize.

Craft sessions every Tuesday 10am – 12 noon throughout the holidays.


Friday August 29th – 10.00 till 12.00 – Summer Reading Challenge Finishers’ Awards Presentation. Drop-in and collect your medals and certificates from local author Tanya Landman.

Free Friday.

Every Friday 9:30-5

Free internet access for up to 2 hours. Help with getting online and finding information. Help with job seeking, CV writing and form filling.

Feel Better with a Book.

Every Wednesday 10:30-12:00 am

Come and lift your mood through the joy of reading! The aim of the groups is to enable you to enjoy the pleasure and relaxation of listening to great stories and poems – classical and new – and sharing responses with others. No pressure and no reading required. The group is led by an experienced facilitator.

Nifty Needles.

Every Thursday from 2pm

If you enjoy knitting, crochet, embroidery or any type of hand sewing, come and enjoy a chat and a cuppa. Get advice and find new ideas.

Beginners IT.

Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Help with websites, email, tablets etc. Free one-to-one help with a member of library staff. Book in advance.


‘The Tortoise and the Hare’ by Elizabeth Jenkins (Discussed By Bideford Library Readers’ Group.)

This book, first published in 1954, was reprinted by Virago in 2007 with an introduction by Hilary Mantel.

Although very much a book of its time, set just after the end of the war, it explores a theme which could easily be relevant today – the disintegration of a marriage .

We stand helplessly by as Imogen’s handsome and domineering husband Evelyn allows his spinster neighbour Blanche to ensnare him by gradual degrees . Several of us in the group likened her to the spider in the corner gradually weaving a web from which neither Isobel nor Evelyn could escape.

Isobel, the tortoise of the story believes that her beauty and good looks will always win the day and that Evelyn could not possibly be attracted to the masculine and dowdy, but fiercely practical, Blanche.How wrong she proved to be. Us readers also find it hard to believe, but there is an ominous finality about the gradual unravelling of Evelyn’s marriage by Blanche, something akin to a slow motion train crash.

It made compelling but chilling reading. Isobel is a lost soul whose main attractions, looks and sensibility, are no match for the insensitve , competent, unlovely Blanche.

The group were (almost) in general agreement that it was an excellent book, beautifully written with some wonderful descriptions of nature and the English landscape. However some found it difficult to sympathise with the characters. I have since read ‘Harriet’ by Elizabeth Jenkins, another excellent read, but here again the main characters are rather unlikeable!


The Readers’ group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. in Bideford Library. Books for the month are supplied by the Library and can be picked up at the meeting or from the Library desk. Discussions are very much centred on the book of the month and meetings usually finish around 3.15. If further information is required, anyone interested can contact Peter Evans on 01237 47917.


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August at the Pannier Market & Butchers’ Row.

The Pannier Market has several new stalls to tempt you :- Scarves of Many Colours, Ally’s Bags, Hand Made Candles, Hat stall , Body Shop , Devon Cake Boutique, Used Baby Equipment – Plus all your regular traders – please come along and support your market.

Butchers’ Row has two new traders : Ned Morgan Sculptures and Dreamcatchers Jewellery, both welcome additions to our family of traders – this is the place to shop for those extra special gifts.

On the 29th of August Minxy’s Sweets are organising an evening river cruise on the MS Oldenburgh again all in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance – tickets £20.00 each to include buffet – Live Music by the Decibells, Grand Raffle – the ship’s bar will be available but is not included in the ticket price – this should be a fun night, don’t forget to buy your tickets early !!!!

Don’t forget the Pannier Market is open every Tuesday,Friday and Saturday.

8.00am to 3.00pm on Tuesday and Saturday ; 9.15 to 2.30 on Fridays. Butchers’ Row is open every day except Sunday.


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Felicity’s fish cookery – August.

Over the past 6 months I have been running some Petroc “Tipping the Scales” cookery classes and demonstrations for over 100 people at a time, from 5 to 85 years old, in a wide variety of community settings in North Devon.

Petroc will be arranging more fish cookery demonstrations this month in Holsworthy. If your group would like a local fish demonstration this autumn please contact myself (07918 779 060) or Petroc, tel 01271 852431. It would be good to do some more work in Bideford before this FLAG supported project finishes. I have been pleased and surprised how men and boys have been interested in cooking fish. Many have attended the BBQ. sessions.

There are several easy-to-prepare recipes on the website.

This summer, squid is everywhere in Bideford Bay and the local fishing boats are landing it into the Appledore Fish Dock most days –no need to go to Spain for your calamari!! Here is a BBG recipe for Stuffed Squid.

Calamari with Two Tomato Stuffing.

Ingredients – for cooking on the BBQ or in the oven! (Serves 4).

500gms/1 1/4lb baby squid (you can buy these cleaned).

1 clove garlic, crushed.

3 plum tomatoes, skinned and chopped.

8 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped.

60gm/4tbsp chopped fresh basil.

60gm/4tbsp fresh breadcrumbs.

45gm/3tbsp olive oil.

15gm/1tbsp red wine vinegar

salt and freshly ground pepper.

lemon juice, to serve.


1.-Clean the Squid and chop off the tentacles (keep to add to the stuffing).

2 – Soak the cocktail sticks in cold water before use.

3 – Mix together the garlic, chopped plum tomatoes, chopped sundried tomatoes and breadcrumbs. Stir in the salt and pepper and chopped tentacles. Stir in 1 tbsp. of oil and the vinegar.

4 – With a teaspoon, fill the main part of the squid. Secure with the soaked cocktail sticks.

5 – Brush the squid with the remaining oil and cook over a medium -hot BBQ for 4-5 minutes, turning often, or bake in a medium- hot oven-6/7 gas /200/220C for 10 mins.

6 – Sprinkle with lemon juice and extra basil to serve.

Felicity Sylvester- 07918 779 060


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One hundred years ago – August 1914.

Your King and Country needs you”. (Bideford Gazette August 1914)

The Motor Omnibus service from Bideford to Clovelly and Hartland has been inaugurated. Mr Henry Sowden is in charge. The cars are 21 feet in length and coloured green.

The programme of events for the London Bidefordian Society has been published. The subscription is 2s 6d for gentlemen and 1s 6d for ladies. Mr R S Chope, Mayor of Bideford, is President.

On 11 August the Government’s official Declaration of War was published in the Gazette. The 6th Devon Territorials entrained for Barnstaple to join the war effort, as did the members of the Royal North Devon Hussars.

In Bideford Market Square, tradesmen, farmers and owners paraded their horses (above photo). The Re-mount officers who needed horses for their regiments made their selections and a good price was paid for the horses taken.

The Mayor took out an advert reassuring Bideford people that food supplies are sufficient for ordinary demands. He encouraged frugality and requested that townsfolk did not draw more cash from the banks than was normally necessary. Thirty new special constables are being recruited.

On 18 August the front page of the Gazette carried a call to arms headed “Your King and Country needs you”.

(From Bideford and District Archives)


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Bideford Film Society – August.

We have a busy summer of films to look forward to, but a programme like this needs lots of volunteers every week. We always welcome new volunteers to help us to keep the cinema running. No experience needed – just enthusiasm. Ask at the Box Office about becoming a volunteer and getting to see the films for nothing!

Friday 29 August and Saturday 30 August 7.30pm at Kingsley School

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (12A) 130 min

Tickets: General £5.50, Concessions £5.00, Members £4.00, Family (up to 3 children & 2 adults) £12.00.


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Shipping news No. 114 (June / July 2014).

In port – Yelland Quay.

Francisca – (ex- Soli deo Gloria, ’05 : Francisca, ’07 : Ela, ’14) : built 1997 ; flag St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda ; owners Lithuanian ; from Newport to Lubeck ; crew Lithuanian ; arrived 9/7, sailed 10/7 ; loaded 2,300 tons timber.

Nordstern – built 1994 ; flag St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda ; owners Russian ; from Glensanda (to sea for orders) ; crew Russian ; arrived 14/7, sailed 14/7 ; discharged 3,500 tons chippings.

No cargoes at Bideford.

Arco Dart 17.6.14

Oldenburg continues her sailings from Bideford and Ilfracombe.

Bristol Channel Observations.

19.6.14. at 07.50 cargo vessel Celtic Spirit 4,135 tons d.w, owners Charles W. Willie Cardiff, outward bound from Avonmouth, having sailed at 22.54. At 13.55 cargo vessel Monika Mueller 3,723 tons d.w, owners Otto A Muller Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. At 15.36 bulk carrier Arklow Rock 4,485 tons d.w, owners Arklow Shipmanagement Nederland B.V Holland, inward bound for Cardiff.

21.6.14 at 08.27 cargo vessel Lady Alexandra 3,700 tons d.w, owners Wijnne and Barends Gargadoors Holland, outward bound from Newport, having sailing at 00.50. At 08.32 container vessel Endeavour 9,168 tons d.w, owners J.R Shipping Netherlands inward bound for Avonmouth (now back on her regular early weekend arrival).

22.6.14 at 06.35 vehicle carrier Grand Benelux 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.36 bulk carrier Aasli 6,630 tons d.w, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 17.46 vehicle Carrier Autosun 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward for Portbury. At 19.27 vehicle carrier Emerald Leader 10,819 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury

23.6.14 at 21.55 cargo vessel Flinter Ruby 5,500 tons d.w, owners Flinter Groep Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth .

26.6.14 at 06.40 cargo vessel Lady Anna 3,700 tons d.w., owners Wijnne & Barends Cargadoors Netherlands, inward bound for Birdport.

6.7.14 at 09.41 vehicle carrier Autosun 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

8.7.14 at 0842 cargo vessel Widor 3,417 tons d.w, owners Interscan Shipmanagement Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 22.00 chemical tanker Minitank Five 8,084 tons d.w, owners Minitank Five Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury with a cargo of U.A.N.

9.7.14 at 19.17 cargo vessel Stellar Maerstro 13,524 tons d.w., owners unknown, inward bound for Newport.

10.7.14 at 21.53 vehicle carrier Autosun 6,670 tons d.w, owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury. ( At 0845 on 12.7.14 outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 05.34).

11.7.14 at 21.02 vehicle carrier Autopride 4,442 tons d.w, owners European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

12.7.14 at 0930 hrs bulk carrier Santa Rosalia 75,886 tons d.w., owners SMSK Shipping SA Japan, outward bound from Port Talbot, having sailed at 03.41.

13.7.14 at 08.37 vehicle carrier Viking Drive 10,817 tons d.w., owners Gram Car Carriers AS Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 09.00 bulk carrier Nordic Odyssey 75,603 tons d.w, owners Bulk Nordic Odyssey Ltd Denmark, outward bound from Port Talbot, having sailed at 05.15. At 14.02 whilst at Ifracombe the vehicle carrier Lyra Leader 21,453 4 tons d.w, owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury ; she would have passed Lundy about 90 mins earlier

I would like to thank the children of the reception class of Pynes School for listening to my talk on Bideford shipping on the 24.6.14




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August diary.

Wednesday 27th

10am-12pm Bideford Healing Group at Sea Cadets Bldg in Victoria Park.

10.15am Probus Club at Royal Hotel.

10.30am Walking for Health in Victoria Park. Meet at Cafe du Parc. 421528

7.30pm The Two Rivers Wind Ensemble Rehearsal at Bideford Band Room

01271 860061

Thursday 28th

10.30am Walking for Health along Tarka Trail. Meet Clarence Wharf Car Park. 421528

7pm Hartland Aikido Club for over 18s at Bucks Cross Village Hall.

7.30-9pm Samba Baia Rehearsal at Community Arts Network, 13 Rope Walk. New members welcome.

Friday 29th

10am-1pm Lundy Art Group at St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore. 472158

7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho!

01769 540309

8pm Ceilidh Club, Northam Hall. 476632

Saturday 30th

9.30am Torridge Ramblers day walk 01598 760419.

12pm Bideford Phoenix Morris at ‘Duke of York’, Iddesleigh.

Live music @Trixxter’ at Union Inn, Stibb Cross.

Sunday August 31st

10.30am onwards, Grand Table Top Sale at 3, The Quay, Appledore in aid of The David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda) – Info 01237 477470


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