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Monthly Archives: July 2013
Northam The annual Manor Court was held at the Vestry room. The tythingman was JB Penhorwood, Mr J Hearn, the crier, and the wardens J Stanbury and G Mounce. After the ceremony luncheon was taken in the Northam school room. … Continue reading
150 years ago the “Northam Burrows Hotel & Villa Company” was formed following the success of Charles Kingsley’s novel “Westward Ho!” which he wrote whilst living in Bideford. The company planned to build a whole resort, marketed at wealthy Victorians … Continue reading
It’s surprising how they add up once you set out to count the bridges.! The oldest of course were the pack-horse bridges dating from around the 12th century of which there were three, Bideford, Rothern and Taddiport. All these show … Continue reading
This church was consecrated on Saturday June 28th 1890 by the Bishop of Exeter. The cost of the site and building, over £2,000, was defrayed by the then Rector of Bideford, the Rev. Roger Granville. At the conclusion … Continue reading
Bideford . The new Bideford United Methodist Church opened in High Street. The celebrations included a public luncheon attended by the Mayor and Corporation. Littleham. The inhabitants of Littleham were delighted to once more hear the merry peal rung on … Continue reading
Bideford Hospital 1962 My father had a chemist’s shop in the High Street and I married a local girl just before my final exams. From a London teaching hospital to Bideford Hospital was a steep learning curve for me as … Continue reading