Monthly Archives: October 2013

Coronation Day, 1953.

Photos from Owen Vaggers. In the paper edition of November’s “Buzz”, we published this – Two photographs of the V.E.Day Celebrations, 1945, which took place at the bottom of Pitt Hill, Appledore . I cannot remember all the the names … Continue reading

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Buzz word – November.

Please send us your Buzzes!! Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. Tarka Morris Men Tarka Morris Men are now getting into their Winter practice season, and are on the look out for new members. Morris Dancing … Continue reading

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An 1844 view of Bideford.

“BIDEFORD (ST. MARY), a sea-port, incorporated market-town, and parish, having separate jurisdiction, and the head of a union, locally in the hundred of SHEBBEAR, Great Torrington and N. divisions of DEVON, 39 miles (N. W. by W.) from Exeter, and … Continue reading

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November’s Good Age page.

Do you provide unpaid care for someone? Devon Carers’ Service provides free support and services to anyone who provides unpaid support or care for a family member, partner or friend because they are ill, frail or have a disability. Devon … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – November 1913.

The water supply problems mentioned last month continue to give considerable concern. Abbotsham Road, High Street and all of Old Town are without water whilst “They scrape the pipes”.   The supply to the workhouse in Meddon Street has been … Continue reading

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History of “The Westward Ho! Hotel”.

In February 1864, Captain George Mill Frederick Molesworth’s company began building the hotel which was originally to be called ‘The Royal Hotel.’   As well as building hotels, houses and villas, George Molesworth set up two colleges – the United Services … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – October.

Please send us your Buzzes!! Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. St Margaret’s Churchyard Project. Have you walked past Northam Churchyard recently?What a difference from twelve months ago! It’s all down to a dedicated group of … Continue reading

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More memories of Bideford Hospital.

There were three wards: male, female and children’s. Off the corridor leading to the female ward were three rooms for private patients. The staff, as far as I can remember, included the Matron, Miss Daymond. There was one Welsh SRN … Continue reading

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