Monthly Archives: April 2012

One hundred years ago – May 1912.

May 1912. Road Conditions – A County Alderman had a tyre of his motor car wrenched off in the road ruts near Monkleigh. Tidal wave or Bore – a remarkable phenomenon, never seen in the Torridge before, was seen this … Continue reading

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Bideford “New” Bridge 25th anniversary, 20th May.

Bideford’s New Torridge Bridge  was opened to the public on May 20th 1987 –  25 years ago.   This photograph was taken on Sunday 17th May 1987; it was an open day for members of the public to walk across the … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – April 1912.

Bargaining day was attended by a good many  farm servants,both male and female, on the look out for a fresh situation. Many changes were made, and wages showed a slight upward tendency. The ‘Bargaining’ at markets in Bideford is declining, … Continue reading

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