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 [12.30pm on Thurs.]).      Telephone 07929-976120, or E-mail: editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk

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Bideford AFC – September home fixtures.

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Saturday 17th September; 15:00.

Bishop’s Cleeve.

 

Monday 26th September; 19:45.

Larkhall Athletic.

 

All matches at Bideford AFC Football Ground, Robin’s Nest, The Strand, Bideford.

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Bideford Film Society – September.


Friday 2 at 7.30pm and Saturday 3 September at 5.00pm & 7.30pm at Kingsley School: The BFG (PG), 117 mins.

Friday 9 at 7.30pm and Sunday 10 September at 6.00pm at Kingsley School: Star Trek: Beyond (12A), 122 mins.

Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September at 7.30pm at Kingsley School: Jason Bourne (12A), 123 mins.

Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September at 7.30pm at Kingsley School: Swallows and Amazons (ctba).

Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October at 7.30pm at Kingsley School: Mechanic: Resurrection (15), 99 mins.

To avoid disappointment please always check our website www.bidefordcinema.org.uk or weekly press for up-to-date listings.

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September diary.

 

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Thursday 1st

10.30am Flying Fish Coffee Morning & Art Sale at Rock Park Lodge, Barnstaple.

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

10-11 & 11-12 Tai Chi, Marlborough Ct.

2-4pm See Hear on Wheels (SHoW) bus at Pill Car Park. 01271 373236

2-3pm Seated Exercise for over 60s at W Ho! Baptist Hall. 01805 622666

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

7.30pm Appledore Men’s Group at Appledore Library Meeting Rm.459299

7.30pm Scottish Country Dancing at Westleigh Village Hall. 473801

8pm Bideford Folk Club at Joiners Arms.

Friday 2nd

2-4pm ‘Sew Together’ at Westward Ho! Baptist Church. 01805 622666

7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, W Ho! 01769 540309

8pm Ceilidh Club, Northam Hall 476632

Saturday 3rd

10am Torridge Ramblers day walk. 01237 470004

2.30pm Bucks Cross & District Gardening Show at VillageHall.

7pm Film Club at Littleham Village Hall. 471928

7.30pm Autumn Charity Dance + bring & share supper at Woolsery Hall.

Sunday 4th

10am-6pm Davis Cup Trophy at Atlantic Racquet Centre, Caddsdown + free tennis activities for all ages & abilities.

12-4pm Bideford Positive Living Fair at Bideford Pannier Market.

Monday 5th

10am-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall.

7pm Tai Chi at Bideford High Street Methodist Church Hall. 472532

7pm Appledore Band – training band at St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, followed by senior band.

7.15pm Appledore Singers rehearse at Appledore Baptist Church. 420652

Tuesday 6th

10am-1pm Lavington Church coffee and lunches.

10.30am Walking for Health. 421528

11.45am-12.45pmTai Chi at Northam Community Hall.

2pm Bideford WI, New Sea Cadet Bldg.

2-3.30pm Salvation Army ‘Fun & Fellowship’ Club meets at Baptist Hall.

6.30pm Bideford Band Beginner’s Group at Band Room. 475653

7.30pm Northam Choral Society meet at Northam Methodist Hall.

7.30pm Bideford Sustainability Group at Blacksmiths Arms.

7.30-9pm Samba Baia Rehearsal at Community Arts Network,13 Rope Walk

Palladium Club – Jam Night.

Wednesday 7th

9.30am-2.30pm Free Social Club for ages 19+ at Happy Café, W Ho!

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

10.30am Parkinson’s UK meets at Ethelwynne Brown Close. 478128

10.30am-12pm ‘Feel Better with a Book’ at Bideford Library.

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

11am-1pm Creative (Memory) Café at Quay Meeting Rm, 5 Danver Court, Clovelly Rd Ind Estate. 07817 976053

1.30-3.30pm ‘Knit & Natter’ Group at Holy Trinity hall, Westward Ho! 475720

2pm Bideford Library Readers’ Group. 476075

4-6pm Sew Together at Northam Library.

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

8pm Torridge Male Voice Choir meets at Woolsery Village Hall. 441601

Thursday 8th

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

10-11 & 11-12 Tai Chi, Marlborough Ct.

2-3pm Seated Exercise for over 60s at W Ho! Baptist Hall. 01805 622666

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

7.30pm N. Devon British Bike Club at Robin’s Nest.

7.30pm Scottish Country Dancing at Westleigh Village Hall. 473801

8pm Bideford Folk Club at Joiners Arms.

Friday 9th

10am-12pm Community Coffee Morning at Kingsley Hall, W Ho! 421274

7pm Dinner Party at 20 Bidna Lane, Appledore for Help for Rwanda. 477470

7.30pm Bideford Machine Knitting Club at Chubb/Churchill Comm. Hall 477532

7.30pm Abbotsham WI at Abbotsham Village Hall. 474711

7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, W Ho! 01769 540309

8pm Ceilidh Club, Northam Hall. 476632

Saturday 10th

2-4pm Creative Writing Group at Bideford Library. 700901

6pm Bideford Carnival.

Monday 12th

10am-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall.

7pm Tai Chi at Bideford High Street Methodist Church Hall. 472532

7pm Appledore Band – training band at St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore followed by senior band.

7.15pm Appledore Singers rehearse at Appledore Baptist Church. 420652

7.30pm Bideford Stamp Club – Bryan Short at Kingsley Hall, W.Ho! 472101

Tuesday 13th

10am-1pm Lavington Church coffee and lunches.

10am-12pm Macular Society Support Group at Burton Gallery. 441466

10.30am Walking for Health. 421528

11.45am-12.45pm Tai Chi at Northam Community Hall.

2-3.30pm Salvation Army ‘Fun & Fellowship’ Club at Baptist Church Hall.

2.30pm Lift Off for ladies at Baptist Church, Westward Ho! 0792 636030

6.30pm Bideford Band Beginner’s Group at Band Room. 475653

7-9pm ‘Torridge Tuesday’ at Ethelwynne Brown Close 07977184897

7.30pm Northam Choral Society meet at Northam Methodist Hall.

7.30pm Lions Club meet at Royal Hotel.

7.30-9pm Samba Baia Rehearsal at Community Arts Network,13 Rope Walk

Palladium Club – Jam Night.

Wednesday 14th

9.30am-2.30pm Free Social Club for ages 19+ at Happy Café, W Ho!

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

10.15am Probus Club at Royal Hotel.

10.30am-12pm ‘Feel Better with a Book’ at Bideford Library.

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

12-1.30pm ‘See Hear on Wheels’ at Hartland Pavilion.

2pm Tea with Friends at St Mary’s Church.

2-3.30pm ‘Bideford Friends’ at Burton Art Gallery. 01805 622666

2.30-4pm See Hear on Wheels at Bone Hill car park, Northam.

4-6pm ‘Sew Together’ at Northam Library.

7.30pm Bideford Folk Dance Club meet at Northam Hall. 423554

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

8pm Torridge Male Voice Choir meets at Woolsery Village Hall. 441601

Thursday 15th

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

10-11 & 11-12 Tai Chi, Marlborough Ct.

11am Bideford Sustainability Group coffee morning at Green Goose.

12.30-2pm ‘Fish & Chip Club’ for over 60s at Royal Plaice, Appledore. 471394

2-3pm Seated Exercise for over 60s at W Ho! Baptist Hall. 01805 622666

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

7.30pm Scottish Country Dancing at Westleigh Village Hall. 473801

8pm Bideford Folk Club at Joiners Arms.

Friday 16th

10am-12pm Northam Reminiscence café at Northam Hall. 459337

2-4pm Sew Together at Westward Ho! Baptist Church 01805 622666

2.30-4.30pm Torridge Table Tennis Club at Bideford Youth Centre.

7.30pm Film Night at Deri’s for ‘Help for Rwanda.’ 477470

7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, W Ho! 01769 540309

8pm Ceilidh Club at Northam Hall.

Sunday 18th

2pm Torridge Ramblers walk. 01805 622108

Monday 19th

10am-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall.

2pm Bideford Ladies Club at Marlborough Court. 421925

7pm Tai Chi at Bideford High Street Methodist Church Hall. 472532

7pm Appledore Band – training band at St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore followed by senior band.

7.15pm Appledore Singers rehearse at Appledore Baptist Church. 420652

7.30pm Appledore Amateur Radio Club, Appledore Football Social Club. 473251

Tuesday 20th

10am-1pm Lavington Church coffee and lunches.

10.30am Walking for Health. 421528

11.45am-12.45pm Tai Chi at Northam Community Hall.

2-3.30pm Salvation Army ‘Fun & Fellowship’ Club meets at Baptist Hall.

2.30pm Lift Off for ladies at Baptist Church, Westward Ho! 0792 636030

3pm ‘ReflectionsGrief & Loss Group at St Mary’s Church. 475765

6.30pm Bideford Band Beginner’s Group at Band Room. 475653

7.30pm Northam Choral Society meet at Northam Methodist Hall.

7.30pm Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club – Paul Roberts at Bideford Methodist Hall.475914

7.30-9pm Samba Baia Rehearsal at Community Arts Network,13 Rope Walk

Palladium Club – Jam Night.

Wednesday 21st

9.30am-2.30pm Free Social Club for ages 19+ at Happy Café, W Ho!

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

10.30am-12pm ‘Feel Better with a Book’ at Bideford Library.

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

11am-1pm Creative (Memory) Café at Quay Meeting Rm, 5 Danver Court, Clovelly Rd Ind Estate. 07817 976053

1.30-3.30pm ‘Knit & Natter’ Group at Holy Trinity hall, Westward Ho! 475720

4-6pm ‘Sew Together’ at Northam Library.

7.30pm Bideford Folk Dance Club meet at Northam Hall. 423554

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

8pm Torridge Male Voice Choir meets at Woolsery Village Hall. 441601

Thursday 22nd

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

10-11 & 11-12 Tai Chi, Marlborough Ct.

2-3pm Seated Exercise for over 60s at W Ho! Baptist Hall. 01805 622666

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

7.30pm N. Devon British Bike Club at Robin’s Nest.

7.30pm Scottish Country Dancing at Westleigh Village Hall. 473801

8pm Bideford Folk Club at Joiners Arms.

Friday 23rd

10am-12pm Community Coffee Morning at Kingsley Hall, W Ho! 421274

2.30-4.30pm Torridge Table Tennis Club at Bideford Youth Centre.

7.30pm Hartland Chamber Orchestra ‘Last Night of the Proms’ at Stoke Church.

7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, W Ho! 01769 540309

8pm Ceilidh Club at Northam Hall.

Saturday 24th

10am Torridge Ramblers day walk. 01237 429080

11am-6pm Book Festival Café (until 2nd October) St Mary’s Hall, Appledore, in aid of North Devon Hospice.

Sunday 25th

9.30am-12.30pm Bideford Band Big Breakfast at Weare Giffard Village Hall.

Monday 26th

10am-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall.

7pm Tai Chi at Bideford High Street Methodist Church Hall. 472532

7.30pm Bideford Folk Dance Club meet at Northam Hall. 423554

7pm Appledore Band – training band at St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore followed by senior band.

7.15pm Appledore Singers rehearse at Appledore Baptist Church. 420652

Tuesday 27th

10am-1pm Lavington Church coffee and lunches.

10.30am Walking for Health. 421528

11.45am-12.45pm Tai Chi at Northam Community Hall.

2-3.30pm Salvation Army ‘Fun & Fellowship’ Club meets at Baptist Hall.

2.30pm Lift Off for ladies at Baptist Church, Westward Ho! 0792 636030

6.30pm Bideford Band Beginner’s Group at Band Room. 475653

7.30pm Northam Choral Society meet at Northam Methodist Hall.

7.30pm Lions Club meet at Royal Hotel.

7.30-9pm Samba Baia Rehearsal at Community Arts Network,13 Rope Walk

Palladium Club – Jam Night.

Wednesday 28th

9.30am-2.30pm Free Social Club for ages 19+ at Happy Café, W Ho!

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

10.15am Probus Club at Royal Hotel.

10.30am-12pm ‘Feel Better with a Book’ at Bideford Library.

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

1-2.30pm See Hear on Wheels at Tesco, East-the-Water, Bideford.

2-3.30pm ‘Bideford Friends’ at Burton Art Gallery. 01805 622666

4-6pm ‘Sew Together’ at Northam Library.

7pm Introduction to the Qur’an at St Helen’s Church, Abbotsham, 475083

7.30pm Bideford Folk Dance Club meet at Northam Hall. 423554

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

8pm Torridge Male Voice Choir meets at Woolsery Village Hall. 441601

Thursday 29th

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

10-11 & 11-12 Tai Chi, Marlborough Ct.

2-3pm Seated Exercise for over 60s at W Ho! Baptist Hall. 01805 622666

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

7.30pm Scottish Country Dancing at Westleigh Village Hall. 473801

8pm Bideford Folk Club at Joiners Arms.

Friday 30th

10am-1pm Lundy Art Group at Blue Lights Hall, Appledore.

2.30-4.30pm Torridge Table Tennis Club at Bideford Youth Centre.

7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, W Ho! 01769 540309

8pm Ceilidh Club at Northam Hall

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Shipping notes No. 138 (July/ August).

 

In port – Yelland Quay.

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Sirena – (ex- Bosga, 2003; Ramsol, ’06; Rana, ’08); built 1999; flag Valletta; owners Swiss; crew Lithuanian & Ukrainian; from Glensanda to Bilbao; arrived 3/7, sailed 4/7; discharged 3,500 tons chippings.

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Appledore.

Arco Dart – 21/7, 5/8, 6.8.

On Tuesday 19th July at 17.50 the Irish Patrol Vessel Le William Butler Yeats sailed from Babcock and Wilcox fitting out berth at Appledore for her final acceptance trials in the Channel, prior be being handed over to the Irish Navy. She was seen crossing the bar at 18.25, the occasion reported by the BBC presenters Matt Woodley and Pippa Quelch. She sailed for her base in Cork on the 22.7 about 2000, when she left Ilfracombe.

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Bristol Channel Observations.

16.7 at 16.57 cruise vessel Prinsendam, 38,848 gross tons, owners Holland America Line Netherlands, outward bound from Ilfracombe having sailed at 15.30.

17.7 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 06.41.

18.7 at 19.40 cargo vessel Scot Ranger , 3,418 tons d.w., owners Scot Line U.K., inward bound for Newport.

27.7 at 1445 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, out bound from Portbury having sailed at 09.23. At 20.03 vehicle carrier Arabian Breeze, 12,577 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 14.39.

29.7 at 16.32 bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries UK Ltd, inward bound for Portbury.

30.7 at 19.55 chemical tanker Stolt Puffin, 5,758 tons d.w., owners Stolt Nielsen Rotterdam, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 14.23.

31.7 at 13.24 vehicle carrier Viking Odessa, 4,693 tons tons d.w., owners Gram Car Carriers A/A Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

4.8 at 18.53 buoy maintenance vessel Patrica, 997 tons d.w., owners Trinity House London, outward bound from Swansea.

5.8 at 13.25 vehicle carrier Electra, 22,588 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 07.38.

6.8 at 13.30 sand dredger City of Cardiff, 2,730 tons d.w., owners Ltm Western Ltd Solihull, outward bound from Milford Haven having sailed at 22.16, 5.8 bound for Marchwood near Southampton. At 13.50 vehicle carrier Michigan Highway, 17,673 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen KK Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.15.

7.8 at 14.15 vehicle carrier Victory Leader, 13,363 tons d.w., owners Ray Car Carriers Israel, inward bound for Portbury.

9.8 at 15.48 vehicle carrier Crystal Ace, 18,381 tons d.w., owners Mitsui OSK Line Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

11.8 at 13.35 buoy maintenance vessel Patricia, 997 tons d.w., owners Trinity House London, working in the bay and sailed at 13.55 to St.Ives. At 17.10 vehicle carrier Hoegh Detroit, 27,100 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autolines Shipping A/S Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

12.8 at 19.30 cargo vessel Tasman, 4,535 hrs owners Flinter Group Netherlands, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 13.53.

14.8 at 09.16 cargo vessel Ammon, 3,800 tons d.w., outward bound from Birdport having sailed at 02.31. At 11.03 hrs vehicle carrier Michigan Highway, 17,673 tons d.w owners Kawasaki Kisen KK Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

Regards,

Norman.

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Folk & Shanty night, 27th August.

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Appledore Singers’ new season.

COME AND SING WITH US!

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The Appledore Singers, your local ladies’ choir, is starting a new season on Monday 5th September. We sing a wide repertoire of song arrangements – from Gospel to Show-Stoppers – and we have a special repertoire for Christmas and weddings. We travel all over North Devon to perform – and beyond! This season promises to be an exciting one, with trips to many interesting places to perform.

We rehearse on Monday nights from 7.15-9pm at Appledore Baptist Church and we welcome new members.

If you’d like to sing with us, why not contact our Musical Director, Pam Beechey on 01237 420652 or see our website: theappledoresingers.co.uk or our facebook page

Seek a Smile Thro’ Song’

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‘Colour Me Happy’, 4th September.

Colour Me Happy parish mag ad landscapewww.northdevonhospice.org.uk

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Positive Living Fair, 4th September.

 

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From 12 noon until 4pm on Sunday September the 4th, Bideford’s Pannier market will be a little bit different. There will be stalls and displays, but not run by the usual stallholders. Visitors will have the opportunity to be pro-active in a number of workshops, and a performance area will provide space for music, dance and talks. This is our local community coming together for a celebration of some of the great things happening in the Bideford area.

The fair will offer a wonderful ‘look in’ for the wider North Devon community to find out what groups offer, learn new and really interesting information and engage in family fun activities.

We have many local performers confirmed, as well as interesting key speakers and a visit from the Mayor.

Performers Schedule

12:00 Bideford Pipe Band

12:20 Parkinson’s Group – Sea Shanties

12:40 Speaker

13:00 Story telling

13:20 U3A Ukulele Group

13:40 Peter Christie Talk

14:00 Energia Samba

14:20 Street Dance Crew

14:40 U3A line dancing

15:00 Bideford Bun prize giving

15:30 The Remedies

15:40 The Remedies

15:50 The Remedies

16:00 The Remedies

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One of the highlights of the fair is a competition for anyone who enjoys baking to create a Bideford Bun! We are looking for a bun which is sweet or savoury, has a wonderful baked aroma and is hand-held and unique. No matter what your age, this is a wonderful opportunity to show off your creative baking skills. The completed entries will be judged on the day of the fair. Entry forms are available from Nature’s Nutrition in Mill Street. Come along, Learn, Relax and Enjoy!

 

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‘Wild Shorts’ competition.

GET CREATIVE AND CELEBRATE NORTH DEVON’S NATURAL BEAUTY WITH YOUR OWN SHORT FILM.

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As part of the BBC’s ‘Get Creative’ campaign, community film makers North Devon Moving Image (NDMI) want you to get out into the wild and create a short film about the landscape and nature of the North Devon Coast AONB.

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NDMI are BBC Get Creative Champions – encouraging people in the UK to get involved with the arts, culture and creativity. Amanda McCormack, Creative Director of NDMI, says “We are thrilled to be a part of this campaign and we know that there are lots of talented film makers and photographers of all ages in North Devon who can help us build a collection of short films about our very special environment.”

“We are great fans of the outdoors and value the outstanding natural beauty of our coast and countryside. The Wild Shorts competition has entry categories for film makers of all ages and any level of experience. We want to inspire nature lovers and environmentalists to pick up their camcorder, digital camera, mobile phone or tablet and share their perspective of the AONB with the world.”

All the information you will need about the Wild Shorts competition can be found on the NDMI website www.northdevonmovingimage.org.uk or by telephoning Amanda on 01271 860610: the website also provides film making tips, and for inspiration NDMI will be blogging with inspirational ideas throughout the competition.

Amanda adds “We are grateful to our funders for helping us run this initiative – a first for North Devon – and want to thank the North Devon Coast AONB, Fullabrook CIC and Tarka Country Trust for their funding. We have also been delighted with the response from local businesses and organisations in offering prizes with donations from GoldCoast Oceanfest, Down End Croyde Car Park, The National Trust, Devon Wildlife Trust, Combe Martin Dinosaur and Wildlife Park and Ilfracombe Aquarium.”

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‘Wild Shorts’ is open for entries throughout the summer and autumn with a closing date of 30 November 2016. There are some great prizes to tempt all ages and the winning films will be shown at a red carpet award ceremony in January and be exhibited on the AONB website.

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Exmoor Pony Centre news.

 

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We have reached a milestone! The Exmoor Pony Centre is 10 years old this year and we celebrated our birthday at Dunster Country Fair with champagne and birthday cakes. Exmoor pony, Tom, thoroughly enjoyed all the attention from the children and behaved beautifully – apart from trying to eat the candles on the cake!

We were joined by author and Exmoor pony lover, Victoria Eveleigh, and Devon horse trainer, free-rider and TV presenter, Emma Massingale. Author Tracey Gemmell is generously donating a percentage of the proceeds from her new book about an Exmoor pony called Dunster, Dunster’s Calling, to the Moorland Mousie Trust.

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August is ‘Cream Tea’ month at the Centre. Every Thursday we serve cream teas and cakes in the Green Room and there are all the usual activities including pony rides (for 4 years and over) and pony grooming. Entry is free, with a small charge for activities.

For competent riders, trekking across the Moor is available most days. For non-riders or beginners, a taster session in our covered arena offers the opportunity to groom, saddle and ride an Exmoor pony under skilled supervision. All riding must be booked in advance.

The Exmoor Pony Centre is open to visitors between 10:00 and 4:00 on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday throughout the summer.

Website: www.exmoorponycentre.org.uk

Email: info@exmoorponycentre.org.uk

Tel: 01398 323093

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National counter-terrorism policing.

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A/PS Sally Ferris has sent us this article, and due to its sensitivity has added a few points. The content is direct and could be shocking for people: we do not want to scare people but feel that information and knowledge is power – if people are in possession of the facts then they are better prepared. As highlighted in the article, information from our communities are the key to building the picture of what is happening in the world, without the support of the public we can’t police effectively. Please help us to keep our communities safe. If anyone requires more information then please get in touch.

National Counter Terrorism Policing

The current threat to the UK from international terrorism remains “severe”, meaning an attack is highly likely;

This threat comes principally from Daesh (also known as “ISIL” and “IS”) and Al Qaeda, and groups and individuals who are directed, encouraged or inspired by them.

The level of threat is complex and ranges from lone actors intent on carrying out crude attacks to sophisticated networks pursuing ambitious and coordinated plots.

This increased level of activity is matched by increased action by the police and security services, who are currently carrying out hundreds of investigations and making arrests on a near daily basis.

We urge the public to be alert but not alarmed – the police service and our partners are doing everything we can to help protect the security of our citizens, public institutions, critical national infrastructure, and businesses and public places.

Our security measures and activities are constantly reviewed to reflect where threats exist and the level of threat we are facing.

The police service continues to play a key role in stopping people getting drawn into terrorism and violent extremism.

We play an essential role in most aspects of Prevent work from prosecuting, disrupting and deterring extremists to reaching out to communities and safeguarding the vulnerable.

Communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must maintain the strong relationship between the public and police. We depend on information from the public, who can be our eyes and ears, in our efforts to keep us all safe.

We advise the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the Police or confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 32. In an emergency always call 999. If suspicious vehicles are seen please try to obtain registration numbers as this is a vital piece of information.

Protective Security Advice for places of Worship can be found on the Government Website.

6165 Sal Ferris, A/PS, NTL Bideford.

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One hundred years ago – August 1916.

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Hay and Straw Harvest continues – 27 acres of corn in the ground to be sold from Stone Farm, Buckland Brewer, for owner Mr Grigg; 44 acres of corn and rape for Mr Dennis at Adjavin Farm on the outskirts of Bideford, and lastly Thomas Squance of Wood Town Alwington has 13 acres of corn and clover buds for sale.

4, Marine Parade, Appledore is offered for sale by auction by Messrs R Blackmore. The property has 6 bedrooms, box and linen rooms, a cellar for wine, one WC inside and another outside at the rear. It also boasts an artist’s studio in the attic roof. A Buckland Brewer farm known as Addipit consisting of 58 acres about a mile from the village is for sale. Also 16 acres of land adjoining the farm known as Big Merry Field are also for sale by Smyth Richards, Stapleton & Fox, Bideford Land Agents.

The problem of shortage of farm labour has been addressed by the Government. On Monday 7th August 1916 at 2.00pm from the balcony of the New Inn, Market Square a talk will be given about the new government scheme for the registration of women to work on the land. Government certificates and armlets will be issued to those eligible. Mrs Daw of Yeolden will keep a register. There will be another repeat meeting at 8.30 pm for those unable to attend during the day. (The following week the newspaper records that over 30 women were recruited.)

On the 8th August the Board of Trade announce that the Army Council has decided to release 27,000 soldiers to assist with the harvest. Applications for help must be made through the local labour exchange before 12 noon on 4 days hence, on the12th August.

Members of Bideford Bridge Trust have visited Old Town Council School Gardens. 12 boys in the higher classes have been instructed by Mr Baxter & Mr White on how to till and grow vegetables. Each boy has been given a square pole of land (just over 5 square metres) for which they are entirely responsible and the whole group are tending a further 4 square poles. The boys were congratulated by the Mayor on their results after 5 months of work. Kent White and Middleton Wadey, both members of the school gardening club, proposed a Vote of Thanks to the Bridge Trust for providing the means to learn and receive instruction on such a useful subject. Both boys have won scholarships to Bideford Grammar School.

Excitement at Westward Ho! Life Guard assistance, 1916 style. On Thursday evening Miss Violet Lewis got into difficulties while out swimming and called for help. Mr W. T. Braddick of Bideford who was on the Pebble Ridge was one of the first to see her in need of assistance, he swam out to her partly dressed and gave her support and directed her movements. Lt. W.A. Puddicombe, also of Bideford, who is home on leave injured, Mr T. Hobling, Mr A. Baglow and a gentleman from Weare Gifford were among those who went out to render assistance, and the young lady was got safely in, none the worse for her experience.

These and many more items of local interest are available to read at the Bideford Community Archive at the Council Offices, Windmill Lane, Northam. Tel: 01237 471714. Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. You can also follow us on our Facebook page, Bideford & District Community Archive.

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HMS ‘Alliance’ visits Lundy.

During the month of April 1967, the submarine HMS ‘Alliance’ was operating in home waters in the South of England and for a day or two anchored off Lundy. One submariner, whose name is unknown, came ashore and probably spent some time in the Tavern. On his return to the ship something happened to him and search parties both from the ship and from the island turned out to search for him. He was found hiding in the bushes somewhere on the side of the cliffs. The seaman was returned to his ship where he no doubt received the ‘due attention of his officers.’

Robert “Dave” Davey, the engineer on the island at the time had apparently been instrumental in the rescue of this seaman. Dave Davey had arrived on the island in 1964; he retired in 1981 and died sometime in the early 1990s. Soon after this incident, he received a handwritten letter from the commander of the submarine thanking him for turning out for the search and apologising for the problems that the man had given to everyone. A transcript of that letter is given here.

“H. M. S. Alliance at Sea,

22nd April 1967.

Dear Mr. Davey,

May I thank you and your friends (I regret I don’t know all their names), for so willingly turning out to search for this very stupid man. He was hiding in the bushes slightly up the cliff. At present he has no idea what all the fuss is about and we are in the process of informing him. It was such a dangerous manoeuvre that not only did it risk his life but the lives of us and particularly of yourselves. Again may I thank you and I hope you haven’t too bad an impression of us.

Yours sincerely,

T. E. Woods (Illegible), Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy.”

I made enquiries regarding H.M.S. Alliance and was very pleased to learn that she has been preserved and now forms part of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport. She is the only surviving example of the A Class ‘Amphion’ class submarines. She was built by Vickers in Barrow-in-Furness and commissioned in 1947, serving in the Far East and in home waters. She had a crew complement of 5 officers and 56 ratings, was 87 feet in length with a beam of 22 feet and had a surface displacement of 1,620 tons. Her armament Allianceconsisted of ten torpedo tubes and two external 4 inch guns. She was decommissioned in 1973 and served as a training ship in Southampton until 1979, when she was preserved as a memorial to those British submariners who had died in service and is now part of the Submarine Museum at Gosport. She has been completely restored through an £11.00 million Heritage Lottery grant and is now available for visitors.

I contacted the Submarine Museum in Gosport, asking for any information they may have on the event and for the name of the commander of the submarine, as his signature on the letter is illegible.

I received a reply from the Portsmouth archives officer at the Museum. He confirms that the submarine was operating in home waters at the time and could well have anchored off Lundy, as she had made a Port visit to Falmouth around that period. He also confirmed the name of the captain, Lt. Commander T.E. Woods RN, in command of the ship from1966 to 1967. He has compared Commander Wood’s signature on the letter with his signature in the ship’s log book and confirmed that they agree. Apparently the records of the ship shed no further light on the incident.

There are many unanswered questions in this matter. Why did Lt. Commander Woods say that the seaman was ‘hiding up the cliff’? He does not say that he had fallen over the cliff side. He also states that the man ‘has no idea what all the fuss is about’, as if the seaman was either too drunk or otherwise incapacitated to remember the incident. In his letter Commander Woods states ominously that they are “in the process of informing him”. One feels that there should be an exclamation mark inserted after this comment.

This whole incident brings back memories of similar situations when drunken lighthouse keepers staggering back to the South Light from the tavern, fell over the cliffs and had to be rescued.

Roger Allen.

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery; August.

 

This month I thought a recipe from Brazil was appropriate – Olympics on their way!

Brazil is famous for their BBQ restaurants – Churrascarias – where huge portions of meat are served. This recipe is good for any ”meaty” fish such as rock salmon . (This is also an inexpensive choice if you can find it).

We will be demonstrating recipes for this fish at the Cook’s Tale Cookery Demonstration in Appledore on Friday 18th August.

Brazillian BBQ Rock Salmon – (4 portions).

Ingredients.

30g flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped.

I tsp dried oregano.

150ml. light olive oil.

1or 2 tsp. dried chilli flakes.

35ml. red wine vinegar.

1tsp. sea salt/ 1tsp.freshly ground black pepper.

12 x 2inch chunks of Rock Salmon/Huss.

Method.

For the Chimichurri Marinade – blanch the parsley for a minute in boiling water before plunging into ice water. Drain and pat dry with kitchen paper. Finely chop the parsley and place in a bowl with the rest of the marinade ingredients and stir well. Refrigerate in a sealed container and use within 3-4 days.

For the Fish : cut the Rock Salmon/Huss strips into 12 pieces , put them in a bowl and toss with the marinade until evenly coated. Cover bowl with cling film and chill for at least 4 hours.

Thread the Fish chunks on 4 metal skewers ; vegetable chunks such as peppers or onion can also be added.Lightly salt and pepper, and grill or BBQ for 2 – 3 minutes on both sides.

The fish should be opaque and feel just firm when lightly pressed.Allow to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy what I hope will be a long hot August!

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Come and see us in Appledore from 18th-21st August and listen and learn from our ‘Sharks Tales’: more details on appledoresustainablefish facebook.

Felicity.

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August’s Youth page.

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These boots were made for singin’.

It’s been an historical few weeks. Andy Murray has won the Wimbledon cup for the second time and our Robins are have lost their place in the ‘never before relegated crew’, now 23rd out of 24 football teams. Still chests, not faces, are red because in the coming season there will be plenty of opportunities to climb back up the ranks. Plus the pain of this demotion is somewhat dulled by the popular theory that any ‘crew’ with Tottenham Hotspur as a member, is not worth being in anyway- you call it sour grapes, we call it sound thinking. The Robins will make Batman proud again soon enough.

With Wimbledon, the Euros and now this sudden occurrence, sport is once again feasting on the fat of our lazy summer holidays. Anyone who would rather drown in Pimms than watch a full match of tennis may well be inclined to bury their head in their hands at this point. Or bury it in Pimms; one or the other.

Luckily, there are some alternatives- Bideford has a secret weapon to block out stock-photo-1001802-muddy-boot-printthe insistent snarky sporting commentary and sinfully resurrected vuvuzellas this year; its name is ‘the Muddy Boots’.

This up and coming band have already made a name for themselves and their “Far-out songs from the ’60s onwards”. Armed with a mixture of quirky classics-“A Day in the Life” by The Beatles, “Through the Barricades” by Spandau Ballet, “In The Year 2525” by Zager and Evans and Moody Blues songs, any Moody Blues song- and they are launching a war against standard pub rock fare. Lead singer Martin Chapple’s penchant for wigs adds another layer of theatricality, and we’ve even been promised alarm clock pyrotechnics; you don’t get that with Andy Murray.

You can catch the band in our area on;

Thursday, 8th September, The Palladium Club, Bideford, 9pm, £3 on the door.

Friday, 25th November, The Champ, Meeting Street, Appledore, 9pm.

Friday 23rd December, The Village Inn, Westward Ho! 9pm.

If you wish to find out more you can email martinchapple1@gmail.com or look at their Facebook page “The Muddy Boots”.

And we do need some escape from sporting stresses; the same fans writhing in the aisles after our ejection from the Euros may also be tennis aficionados, and are in all likelihood Federer fans too (or at least respect the man), in which case his majestic loss in the Wimbledon semi finals will not have numbed the pain. In fact, they’re probably feeling more sore than the 11 time champion’s left leg; it had to be massaged within an inch of its life and still gave out in the final set. True, sports fans put up with a lot and it’s sometimes difficult to see why. Defeat brings such crushing depression, and a win just brings relief that this was avoided- for now. But every player ages and their time is only fleeting, so defeat is merely postponed. Then why do we put ourselves through it? Is it the excitement of battle? A valiant fight, safe in the knowledge that only your ego will be hurt- unless it’s a boxing match or Suarez is on the go, in which case blood could possibly be drawn. Or is it the act of winning? That intoxicating state that intoxicated Charlie Sheen once sang in praise of. If we root for our teams hard enough, we can bask in their celebration in the end. After dedicating three hours of palm sweats, an epileptic heart rate and the inability to pee in case match point is missed, dedicated fans have certainly earned a little basking.

In some ways, music promises us the same thing. Our favourite bands engage in a battle royale every week to make it to chart number 1. We help out by buying the single and adding to their score – like some sort of long distance water-boy, quietly helping out in their own way… We feel unity with fellow supporters and a subtle nagging derision for those that don’t quite see the attraction. In truth, there are hundreds of parallels between sport and music nuts, so maybe the Muddy Boots aren’t that much of an escape after all. If we went to see them on home turf then witnessed a meteoric rise to the top of the charts, we wouldn’t be spared any of the elation, excitement or deflation when they are knocked off the top once more. But we would have a terrific ride.

If this has whet your appetite for gigs and concerts, then you may be pleased to hear that Music Day, Bideford’s own Glastonbury, will be returning this year on 6th August. Just don’t bring any vuvuzellas, the soloists might not want to compete with that. So let’s hope the sun shines on Victoria Park and our boots don’t get too muddy.

Millie Sutherland O’Gara

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