Monthly Archives: September 2014

Buzz Word – October.

Send us your Buzzes…. Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. Norland Nannies. I am wondering if you can help with some information about the wartime premises occupied by the Norland Nursery in Bideford early in the … Continue reading

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The Torridge Sealock.

Anyone who has been to the harbour at Bude will know the canal basin and sea lock where the Bude Canal meets the sea. Far fewer people are aware that just three miles up the Torridge from Bideford port is … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – October 1914.

War News. One hundred and twenty recruits from Bideford have joined the 6th Devon Territorials since the outbreak of war. Those leaving recently include H Woodyatt, E Taylor, R Stoneman, E W Kelway, E Bray, H J Harding, E Symons … Continue reading

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‘A Little Port’.

As promised in last month’s Buzz here is the poem about Appledore written by George Douglas Warden (father of Audrey Jones of Bideford) , who was wounded and lost his sight in World War One. (Contributed by Audrey’s daughter-in-law, Eleanor … Continue reading

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Buzz Word – September.

Send us your Buzzes…. Write to editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk or to the address on front page. Wartime Fire Service. Firemen from North Devon, who crewed the Watermouth Bay “PLUTO” (Pipeline Under the Ocean) receiving terminal. This was part of the training for … Continue reading

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