Monthly Archives: March 2017

April’s youth page.

Tarka chance on me. Charles Kingsley is one of our most celebrated exports – we have him to thank for “Westward Ho!” the novel, the town and the railway station. In later years, he has become more eccentric with his … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – April 1917.

On behalf of Miss Penhale, auctioneers Smyth-Richards, Stapleton and Fox are selling two lots of property: ‘Thornbury and Higher Thorne’,a farm of 140 acres with stone and slate buildings and a thatched cottage.  Two arable fields at Horestone Cross, comprising … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – April.

The delicious dish below is traditionally cooked for family celebrations on Easter Sunday. Salt Cod, Basque Style – Bacalao a la Vizcaina – 4 servings. Ingredients. 450g/1lb dried salt cod or pollack. 2 medium onions, finely chopped. 3 tbsp. olive … Continue reading

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Beavering away for Bideford flood protection.

There are proposals under consideration for raising the level of the Kenwith Reservoir dam to give the necessary added protection from fluvial flooding resulting from anticipated climate change and the amount of new housing development in the catchment area. In … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – basics.

Desktop, Laptop, or Tablet – the choice is yours! This month, rather than advice, I thought we’d look at some of the abbreviations used in the industry and what they stand for. The three main computers that are sold today … Continue reading

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Burton Art Gallery – April.

April is such a cheerful month, with everything springing to life; colour takes over from the greys of winter, the sun rises higher and gives us some warmth, most welcome. Colour is an important feature of the art of Wilhelmina … Continue reading

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Book Buzz.

  Reviewed by Bideford Library Readers’ Group – “Fahrenheit 451”, by Ray Bradbury. This book was an amalgamation of five short stories written in the late 1940s/ early 50s. Any story about censorship was unwelcome at the time, so one … Continue reading

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April diary.

  Monday 24th 10am-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall. 6.30pm Yoga & Meditation classes at Chubb/Churchill Community Lounge. 7pm Appledore Band – training band followed by senior band at St Mary’s Hall. 7pm Tai Chi at Bideford … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 144 (February/ March).

In Port – Bideford Quay. Fehn Caledonia – (ex – Rhine Express, 2014); built 2013; flag Antigua; owners German; crew Latvian, Ukrainian, & Russian; from Avonmouth to Castellon; arrived 7/3, sailed 10/3 ; loaded 2,350 tons ball clay. Appledore. The … Continue reading

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Plough Theatre – April events.

  9 – 11 Fore Street Great Torrington EX38 8HQ www.theploughartscentre.org.uk Listings – April 2017 Box Office: 01805 624624   Sunday 23. Music. Faustus (Folk). 7:30pm. Wednesday 26. Workshop. Looking at Trees. Drawing and Painting. 10am – 3pm. Thursday 27. … Continue reading

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Bideford’s Newfoundland links & the Chope Collection.

Devon has strong historic links with the Canadian Province of Newfoundland dating back to the 16th Century, when boats from local ports sailed to the waters of Newfoundland to fish for cod. Initially men left Devon in April and returned … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – March 2017.

There has been no break in the wintry conditions across the region. The seasonal rise in temperature usually seen during this month was only very slight. Frost and fog have been persistent and snow has fallen on several days – … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – March.

A belated happy and prosperous 2017 to everyone. This year I plan to visit the fish festivals in Devon and along the north coast – there will be 3 spaces in my car, so come along. Please contact me or … Continue reading

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Let’s be careful out there – Part 2.

CYBER SECURITY SUMMARY – DEVON & CORNWALL POLICE. If you’d like to get started on the basics consider – Home Wi-Fi – change your password away from a factory pre-set (i.e. the label on the back), as these are published … Continue reading

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