Monthly Archives: November 2012

Bideford Bridge goes to war – Part 1.

Little has been written on Bideford life during the Second  World War.   Admittedly we weren’t bombed, but we did provide facilities for training both British and U.S. Servicemen and  the area played host to the top-secret Combined Operations.   One source … Continue reading

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Rubber duck.

In January 1992 the Chinese container ship ‘Ever Laurel’ was carrying 1,810 containers from Hong Kong to Tacoma in America’s Washington State.    All was well until the tenth of the month when, during a great storm, twelve of the 40-foot … Continue reading

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Bideford Chamber of Commerce.

You are never too far away from a Chamber Member.   If you have a business in Bideford, Westward Ho!, Northam or Appledore and wish to find out more about joining, just give them a call. Bideford and District Chamber of … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at Richmond Dock, Appledore.

Work progresses on the recycling of old vessels  –  photos Norman Hardaker. (Compare with our September article here ).

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Waxcaps.

These mushrooms are considered by many as the orchids of the fungi world.   They come in a variety of bright cheerful colours and often have shiny caps.   They belong to the genus Hygrocybe.    As with most fungi, autumn is when … Continue reading

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